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UK Employment Falls Slightly In October

UK Employment Falls Slightly In October

🕔December 14, 2016

The jobs market stagnated in the three months to October, according to the latest jobs report from the Office for National Statistics, suggesting employers are finally slowing their hiring in the wake of June’s Brexit vote.

The number of people in work fell by 6,000 in October to 31.76 million people, the Office for National Statistics said on Wednesday.…

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U.K Services PMI Rises In November

U.K Services PMI Rises In November

🕔December 5, 2016

The services sector — which includes everything from banking to waitressing — drew a reading of 55.1 in the month, well ahead of October’s 54.5 reading, and even further ahead of the forecast 54.2 growth that economists had predicted.

The pace of expansion eased slightly since October but was still in line with the long-run survey average.…

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U.K Construction PMI Expands In November

U.K Construction PMI Expands In November

🕔December 3, 2016

The U.K construction sector expanded further in November with business activity and new orders increasing at the strongest pace in eight months. The construction PMI has widely shown the similar behaviour as the manufacturing and services PMIs. It had declined sharply in July and then recovered quite strongly.…

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UK Retail Sales Soars In October

UK Retail Sales Soars In October

🕔November 17, 2016

The Office for National Statistics (ONS) said sales volumes in October were up 7.4% from a year earlier, while on a monthly basis, sales jumped 1.9% from September – a much stronger increase than economists had forecast.

The retail industry continued to show strength on a quarterly basis as well, with the quantity bought in the three-month period increasing by 1.9% compared with the previous quarter to mark the 34th consecutive period of quarterly growth.…

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