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News Tag: steady

October 12, 2010

UK inflation holds steady at 3.1% in September

by Kay Murchie
The Office for National Statistics (ONS) has today announced Consumer Price Inflation (CPI) held steady at the annual rate of 3.1% in September. The latest figure represents the tenth consecutive month that inflation has been above the Bank of England’s target of 2%. The figure did not surprise analysts, who had expected CPI to remain above the 3% mark. Inflation has ...

August 6, 2010

US unemployment rate holds steady at 9.5%

by Kay Murchie
The Labor Department has revealed the world’s largest economy lost 131,000 jobs last month – again, partly due to the loss of temporary Government jobs, which were recruited to help conduct the 2010 census. The latest figures means the unemployment rate held steady at 9.5% in July - for the second consecutive month and beating expectations of a rise to 9.6%. The ...

July 8, 2010

Australia unemployment rate steady at 5.1%

by Kay Murchie
Figures today revealed Australia’s jobs market remains strong after employment hit a record high of 11.1 million people at work. According to the Australian Bureau of Statistics, the economy created almost 46,000 jobs last month - smashing analysts forecasts of 15,000. The latest figures means the unemployment rate held steady at 5.1%. Westpac Bank expects the unemployment rate to fall to 5% ...

March 2, 2009

New mortgage lending holds steady in January

by Gill Montia
New mortgage lending holds steady in January
Latest figures from the Bank of England show mortgage lending volumes for house purchases in January falling in line with a six month average of 31,000. However, net mortgage lending (gross lending with repayments and redemptions stripped out) rose by £690 million during the month, compared with £1.794 billion in December. The data suggests that the new mortgage lending volumes have bottomed ...