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UK Q2 economic growth figures unchanged, US revised down

UK Q2 economic growth figures unchanged, US revised down

The Office for National Statistics (ONS) has revealed the UK economy grew by 0.2% in the April to June period – unchanged from a previous estimate published last month. A third and final estimate will be available next month. However, growth for the second quarter slowed from the 0.5% growth posted in the first quarter. [...]

August 30, 2011 | 0 Comments More
US homebuilder confidence flat in August

US homebuilder confidence flat in August

US homebuilder confidence remained unchanged in August, according to the National Association of Home Builders (NAHB)/Wells Fargo sentiment index. The index showed a reading of 15 in August, unchanged from July’s reading, suggesting the US housing market remains subdued. However, the reading was in line with forecasts. The index, which first commenced more than 25 [...]

August 15, 2011 | 0 Comments More
Nationwide: House prices unchanged in June

Nationwide: House prices unchanged in June

The latest house price index from the Nationwide Building Society has revealed house prices remained unchanged in June after a 0.3% rise in May – in line with expectations. On an annual basis, house prices are now 1.1% lower than this time last year with the average UK home costing £167,208. The housing market remains [...]

June 30, 2011 | 0 Comments More
UK Q1 economic growth figures remain unchanged

UK Q1 economic growth figures remain unchanged

The Office for National Statistics (ONS) has today revealed the UK economy grew by 0.5% in the January to March period – unchanged from the previous two estimates. In the meantime, annual growth was revised down to 1.6% from 1.8%. The growth, albeit slow, expanded primarily due to exports, with net trade contributing 1.4% points [...]

June 28, 2011 | 0 Comments More
US consumer spending unchanged in May

US consumer spending unchanged in May

The Commerce Department has today reported consumer spending in the US was flat in May. This was the first month since September 2009 that there was no growth, surprising analysts who had expected a 0.1% rise. Consumer spending is closely monitored as it accounts for approximately 70% of total economic output. However, many analysts said [...]

June 27, 2011 | 0 Comments More
German business confidence remains flat in May

German business confidence remains flat in May

The Munich-based Ifo think tank has revealed confidence among German firms remained flat in May. The closely-watched Business Climate Index remained unchanged at 114.2 in May, surprising analysts’ who had expected the index to slip to 113.7. Ifo surveys around 7,000 German manufacturing, construction, wholesale and retail companies each month. Export demand helped to bring [...]

May 24, 2011 | 0 Comments More
UK inflation to hold steady at 4.4% in March

UK inflation to hold steady at 4.4% in March

The Office for National Statistics (ONS) is scheduled to announce the UK inflation rate for March tomorrow morning, with analysts expecting the annual rate to hold steady at the 28-month high of 4.4%. With inflation more than double the 2% target, many continue to speculate whether interest rates will be lifted next month. Last week, [...]

April 11, 2011 | 0 Comments More
Bank of Japan keeps interest rates at record low

Bank of Japan keeps interest rates at record low

As widely expected, the Bank of Japan (BoJ) has today left interest rates in the range of zero to 0.1%, in a bid to boost the economy following the twin disasters which hit the north-east part of the country last month. The country is battling to restore calm after an 8.9 magnitude earthquake and tsunami [...]

April 7, 2011 | 0 Comments More
UK unemployment rate remains unchanged at 7.9%

UK unemployment rate remains unchanged at 7.9%

The Office for National Statistics (ONS) has today revealed UK unemployment rose in the three months to December. The ONS said unemployment grew by 44,000 in the three month period to 2.49 million. The latest figures means the unemployment rate is unchanged from last month at 7.9% – in line with forecasts. In the meantime, [...]

February 16, 2011 | 0 Comments More
Euro zone unemployment rate remains unchanged at 10%

Euro zone unemployment rate remains unchanged at 10%

The European Union’s statistics agency has today announced the unemployment rate in the 17-member euro zone remained stuck at 10% in December. According to Eurostat, 15.7 million people were unemployed in the euro zone during the month. Unemployment remains high in Spain - at above the 20% mark - but continues to fall in Germany, [...]

February 1, 2011 | 0 Comments More
UK unemployment rate remains unchanged at 7.9%

UK unemployment rate remains unchanged at 7.9%

The Office for National Statistics (ONS) has today revealed UK unemployment rose in the three months to November. The ONS said unemployment grew by 49,000 in the three month period to 2.498 million. The latest figures means the unemployment rate is unchanged from last month at 7.9% - in line with forecasts. In the meantime, [...]

January 19, 2011 | 0 Comments More
UK Q3 economic growth figures revised down

UK Q3 economic growth figures revised down

The Office for National Statistics (ONS) has today revealed the UK economy grew by 0.7% in the July to September period – down from its previous estimate of 0.8%. On an annual basis, meanwhile, growth was also revised down to 2.7% from 2.8%. Both figures surprised economists who had expected quarterly and annual growth to [...]

December 22, 2010 | 0 Comments More
EEF manufacturing survey reveals caution for 2011

EEF manufacturing survey reveals caution for 2011

A survey by the Engineering Employers’ Federation (EEF), the manufacturers’ trade body, has revealed manufacturing output continues to operate at record levels, however, they are cautious about next year‘s prospects. The survey revealed a balance of 33% of firms reported an increase in output in the fourth quarter, unchanged from the previous quarter - which [...]

December 6, 2010 | 0 Comments More
German unemployment rate unchanged at 7%

German unemployment rate unchanged at 7%

The Federal Labour Agency has today announced Germany’s unemployment rate remained at 7% in November. However, the jobless total fell by 14,000 to 2.931 million, down from 2.945 million the previous month. The number of unemployed continues to remain below the crucial three million mark – boosted by a combination of Government measures and reforms. [...]

November 30, 2010 | 0 Comments More
UK Q3 economic growth figures remain unchanged

UK Q3 economic growth figures remain unchanged

The Office for National Statistics (ONS) has today revealed the UK economy grew by 0.8% in the July to September period – unrevised from its initial estimate last month. Today’s estimate is the second reading, a third and final estimate will be available next month. The ONS also confirmed that the economy grew by 2.8% [...]

November 24, 2010 | 0 Comments More
UK unemployment rate holds steady at 7.7%

UK unemployment rate holds steady at 7.7%

The Office for National Statistics (ONS) has today revealed UK unemployment dipped in the three months to September. The ONS said unemployment fell by 9,000 in the three month period to an almost unchanged reading of 2.448 million. The latest figures means the unemployment rate held steady at 7.7%. In the meantime, the number of [...]

November 17, 2010 | 0 Comments More
UK inflation remains unchanged at 3.1% in August

UK inflation remains unchanged at 3.1% in August

The Office for National Statistics (ONS) has today announced Consumer Price Inflation (CPI) held steady at the annual rate of 3.1% in August. The latest figure represents the ninth consecutive month that inflation has been above the Bank of England’s target of 2%. However, analysts had expected CPI to dip slightly to 2.9%. Inflation remained [...]

September 14, 2010 | 0 Comments More
UK unemployment rate holding steady at 7.8%

UK unemployment rate holding steady at 7.8%

The Office for National Statistics (ONS) has today revealed UK unemployment dipped in the three months to June. According to the ONS, the number of people unemployed in the UK fell to 2.457 million. The ONS said the jobless total dived by 49,000 in the three month period - representing the biggest quarterly drop since [...]

August 11, 2010 | 0 Comments More
US consumer spending flat in June

US consumer spending flat in June

According to the Commerce Department, consumer spending in the US remained flat in June. Households in the US continue to be squeezed amid higher unemployment. Consumer spending, which makes up for more than two-thirds of overall economic activity in the US, was unchanged from May. Meanwhile, incomes failed to increase for the first time since [...]

August 3, 2010 | 0 Comments More
S&P affirms “AAA” rating for UK

S&P affirms “AAA” rating for UK

Rating agency Standard & Poor’s (S&P) today affirmed its “AAA” long-term rating on Britain but maintained its negative outlook on the long-term rating. Following the news, the pound fell to $1.5017 from $1.5068. Commenting on its announcement, S&P analysts Trevor Cullinan and David Beers, said: “The coalition government has set out what we view as [...]

July 12, 2010 | 0 Comments More