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US non-farm payroll figure beats expectations at 220,000

The US non-farm payroll figure came in at 220,000 for the month of June, far higher than analysts were expecting. The figures, published by the Bureau...
sterling

UK economic data disappoints, sends sterling down

A spate of disappointing economic data was released by the Office for National Statistics on Thursday, causing the value of sterling to sink. Output in both...
delta

Worldpay shares sink after agreeing takeover deal with Vantiv

UK payments firm Worldpay (LON:WPG) has agreed to be taken over by US rival Vantiv, after US bank JP Morgan dropped out of the...
services

UK productivity falls as service sector reports slump in confidence

UK productivity fell for the first time since 2015 in the first quarter, as political and economic uncertainty impacts on another key figure. The productivity...
construction

Construction sector slows in June as Brexit fallout continues – PMI

Growth in the UK construction sector slowed in June, as uncertainty from Brexit and the general election continues to impact on the economy. Markit’s construction...
bank of england

Bank of England workers vote in favour of four-day strike

Bank of England workers voted in favour of holding a four-day strike on Monday, after the central bank offered a pay increase below inflation. The...
property prices

Property price growth continues to slow as economic uncertainty hits

Property prices in England, Wales and Greater London continued to see a slowdown in 2017, reflecting the instability in the economy in the wake of...
ecb

Eurozone inflation moves further from ECB target in June

Eurozone inflation continued to fall in June, edging further away from the ECB's target despite four years of stimulus programmes. The inflation figure fell to 1.3...

Lloyds miss compensation deadline for HBOS fraud cases

Lloyds Banking Group (LON:LLOY) have missed the deadline it set itself to pay compensation to victims, after a fraud trial that ended in February. Two...
us economy

US economy grew faster than anticipated in Q1

The US economy grew faster than initially anticipated in the first three months of the year, according to the Commerce Department's final figure released...