Category Archives: UK

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ECB's Weidmann would welcome smaller bond buys in a year

FRANKFURT (Reuters) – The head of Germany's central bank would be pleased to see the European Central Bank buying bonds at a lower pace in a year's time, he told…

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LNG producers turn to trading, risk taking to maintain market share

By Osamu Tsukimori & Aaron Sheldrick CHIBA, Japan (Reuters) – Producers of liquefied natural gas (LNG) have shot themselves in the foot with oversupply, & face calls for flexibility &…

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GM's German-made Buick highlights risks from trade policy

By Joseph White DETROIT (Reuters) – General Motors Co on Tuesday unveiled a German-made Buick crossover wagon it plans to sell in the United States, & in so doing highlighted…

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Nearly half of UK households plan spending cuts as prices spike – survey

LONDON (Reuters) – Nearly half of British households plan to cut spending as worries around inflation escalate, a survey showed on Wednesday, driving home the squeeze on consumers from rising…

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Brexit effects may reflect in business surveys

By Catherine Evans LONDON (Reuters) – In the week after Britain formally notified the European Union of its intention to quit the bloc, business surveys will donate more idea of…

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China March factory activity grows fastest in nearly five years – official PMI

BEIJING (Reuters) – Activity in China's manufacturing sector unexpectedly expanded at the fastest pace in nearly 5 years in March, adding to evidence that the world's second-largest economy has gained…

China factory index hits 5-year high as economy gains steam

HONG KONG (AP) — China's factory activity ticked up again last month to its highest level in five years, according to an official survey released Friday, in a fresh sign…

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BOJ tankan seen showing manufacturers' mood strongest since mid-2015

By Kaori Kaneko TOKYO (Reuters) – Japanese manufacturers' business outlook likely improved for a second straight quarter in March to its strongest since mid-2015, a Reuters poll found on Friday,…

Spain and Germany may presage steeper than expected inflation fall

LONDON (Reuters) – The European Central Bank has been saying for some time that the current rise in consumer inflation is based primarily on energy & commodities & won't last….

IMF says will decide on Ukraine aid tranche on April 3

KIEV (Reuters) – The International Monetary Fund executive board will meet on April 3 to decide whether to disburse a $1 billion aid tranche to Ukraine as part of its…