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News Tag: business investment

March 26, 2010

UK business investment sees record fall

by Kay Murchie
’UK
The Office for National Statistics (ONS) has today reported a sharp fall in business investment. According to the ONS, business investment fell by 4.3% in the fourth quarter of 2009 to £27.3 billion - the steepest annual fall since records commenced in 1967. Meanwhile, on an annual basis, business investment fell by a record 23.5%. However, the figures were roughly in line with ...



February 26, 2010

ONS to publish second Q4 GDP estimate

by Kay Murchie
’ONS
Last month, the Office for National Statistics (ONS) revealed the UK crawled out of recession in the fourth quarter by seeing growth of just 0.1% in the final three months of 2009. However, the figures were only the first estimate and the second estimate is to be released this morning. Yesterday, the ONS reported a sharp fall in business investment, which ...



February 25, 2010

UK business investment sees substantial fall

by Kay Murchie
’UK
The Office for National Statistics (ONS) has today reported a sharp fall in business investment, raising concern over the second estimate of fourth quarter GDP figures, which are due to be published tomorrow. According to the ONS, business investment fell by 5.8% in the fourth quarter of 2009 to £27.1 billion - the steepest annual fall since records commenced in 1967. On ...



August 28, 2009

UK economy growth figures revised upwards

by Kay Murchie
”UK
The Office for National Statistics (ONS) has today revealed some positive news for the UK economy after GDP contracted by 0.7% in the April to June period - rather than the 0.8% previously reported. The 0.7% fall is also a considerable improvement on the 2.4% contraction in the January March quarter. Meanwhile, the year on year fall has been revised from 5.6% ...



August 27, 2009

Sharp fall in business investment in Q2

by Kay Murchie
”Sharp
Business investment in Britain fell by 10.4% in the April to June period - the biggest quarterly fall since 1985. Official figures show that the amount spent by businesses on a range of investments, such as new computers and building works, fell to £29.8 billion during the period. According to economists, the figures will raise concerns that Q2 GDP figures could be ...