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Saturday 30th of October 2010

News Tag: stabilise

February 1, 2010

Small manufacturers benefit from weak pound

by Kay Murchie
The latest quarterly SME Trends Survey by the CBI has found that small and medium-sized manufacturers are starting to stabilise after seven quarters of decline. According to the business body, manufacturers are starting to benefit from the weakness of the pound, which has fallen slightly against the US dollar over the last few months. The survey found that 27% of respondents experienced ...

August 20, 2009

Recovery hopes as factory optimism grows

by Kay Murchie
The latest CBI Industrial Trends Survey has revealed optimism within the manufacturing sector. Figures show that 27% of the 560 companies polled said they would increase output over the next three months, while 32% predicted a fall. The balance of -5 points was the most optimistic in over a year and a nine-point improvement on July. Commenting on the findings, Richard Lambert, director ...

April 22, 2009

Mortgage lending in March increases by 16%

by Peter Charalambous
Mortgage lending in March increases by 16%
The latest figures form the Council of Mortgage Lenders (CML) gives further hope to the call that the property market will soon begin to stabilise after gross mortgage lending increased by 16 percent in March, compared with February to around £11.5bn. It is still down 52% from the 2008 figures, however the sharp increase is further proof that money is now ...