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UK GDP dips but looks set to sidestep recession

The UK economy (GDP) dipped by 0.1% during August, following a downturn in manufacturing and production activity, and a 0.3% hike in July, which...

UK indices nervously await GDP readings and Boris-Varadkar compromise

Moving gingerly rather than negatively, the pound Sterling and FTSE were both full of anticipation after the first bell. They both held off on...

Trump imposes new visa regulations further fueling trade war

Donald Trump has just played his next hand in the economic feud between China & USA as a response to the treatment of Muslims in...

The Scottish government should lean towards renewables to power prosperity

Scotland is currently a shining example of a clean energy policy taken seriously. By 2016 it had completely outstripped England, with almost 86% of...

Alternative backstop reactions: emollience isn’t a salve for open wounds

Worried about betraying the Good Friday Agreement, providing short positions to hedge fund buddies or making empty pledges on workers' rights and trading standards?...

Trump distraction tactics and FTSE bouncing on an ailing Pound, a...

As the week drew to a close, the populist double-threat both welcomed a weekend of respite following their blunders. On one side of the...

General Election chatter make Sterling nervous, European indices continue free-fall

Following the rousing baritone notes of MP Geoffrey Cox, the Pound Sterling halted its post-Supreme Court verdict rally, with the Conservatives making an increasingly...

Supreme Court rules Boris Johnson’s prorogation of Parliament unlawful

Just past mid-morning on Tuesday a new precedent was set for the UK's separation of powers-based democracy. The Supreme Court ruled that Boris Johnson's...

Saudi Aramco speaks on drone strikes at its oil installations

Today state-owned oil producer Saudi Aramco spoke out on the drone strikes at its two oil installations on Saturday. The two projects process a...
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Halifax: UK house prices rise 1.8% in August

UK house prices increased by 1.8% in August, new data on Friday showed. Halifax's House Price Index revealed that for the month of August, house...