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17 Aug
Investors more confident in Asia Pacific and Europe region than UK and US
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UK investors are most confident about backing the Asia Pacific region and global emerging markets more than the UK stock market, according to new research.

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17 Aug
Comment: Car finance's lack of transparency is hurting consumers
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As consumer debt continues to pile up, writes Graham Hill of the National Association of Commercial Finance Brokers, the last few months has seen scrutiny turned on various lines of credit.

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17 Aug
Just 40% of new businesses operating with insurance - AXA
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More people than ever are throwing off the shackles to start their own business, but are doing so without appropriate insurance, UK insurer AXA has revealed in a survey.

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17 Aug
UK retail sales remain subdued but beat forecasts
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UK retail sales were stronger than expected in July but strong food sales are continuing to mask wider weakness as consumers feel the pinch.

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17 Aug
British households cutting costs at two year high
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An increasing number of Britons have sought to change spending habits in order to cut down on household expenses over the second quarter of the year, citing a weaker pound as the main motivator behind the tightening of purse strings.

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17 Aug
US FDIC files High Court LIBOR suit against several High Street lenders
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A federal US government agency has brought a case against several of the world's largest banks, including the biggest UK lenders, alleging that their manipulation of the London Interbank Offered Rate resulted in losses for US lenders.

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17 Aug
Export industry boasts solid performance in new BCC/DHL Trade Outlook report
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The British Chambers of Commerce (BCC), with assistance from DHL, published its latest quarterly international trade outlook Wednesday.

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17 Aug
Argos tops list of UK businesses ordered to reimburse underpaid workers
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Retail chain Argos topped a 233-strong list of UK businesses which were told to pay back £2m to underpaid workers, the Department of Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy said on Wednesday.

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16 Aug
Amazon to create 1,000 jobs at new Bristol warehouse
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US ecommerce giant Amazon will open a new warehouse in Bristol next year, hiring over 1,000 people in the process.

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16 Aug
Used cars sales decline after record first quarter
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UK used car transactions skidded lower in the second quarter of 2017, mirroring the fall in new car sales.

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16 Aug
Energy boss warns of volatile gas prices after rig closure
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Gas prices are set for increased volatility heading into winter after the closure of a major storage facility off the east coast of England, the CEO of a key energy alliance group has said.

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16 Aug
UK wage growth inches higher as unemployment falls to 42-year low
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UK unemployment has unexpectedly fallen to a new 42-year low and helped nudge average earnings slightly higher, though real wages remain in decline due to elevated inflation.

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16 Aug
Irish hard border will not return, UK Brexit paper says
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A UK government positioning paper has said that ensuring there is no hard border between Northern Ireland and the Republic of Ireland will be a top priority as Brexit negotiations continue.

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15 Aug
IATA reports air passenger growth at a 12-year high
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The financial outlook for airline carriers is improving, as passenger yields begin to reverse a multi-year downtrend and amid increased demand for premium passengers - especially in Asia - as global trade picks up, the International Air Transport Association (IATA) said in its June - July Airlines Financial Monitor.

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15 Aug
UK house price growth eases for third month in row
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UK house price growth softened for a third consecutive month, according to official figures published on Tuesday, as the market slips on political and economic uncertainty.

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15 Aug
Bank rate hike odds recede as inflation remains unmoved
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UK inflation surprisingly held steady in July, reducing some of the pressure on the Bank of England for a rate hike but keeping up the squeeze on household budgets.

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14 Aug
Increasing number of applicants keeps UK pay growth low
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Basic pay in the UK is predicted to rise just 1% over the next 12 months, according to new research published on Monday.

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11 Aug
Prolonged period of 'very modest' house price growth ahead
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Research from Oxford Economics published on Friday said that house price growth in the UK is "running out of steam," with a prolonged period of modest growth likely ahead.

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11 Aug
Policy maker advises Bank of England to be 'a bit more activist'
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Michael Saunders, an external member of the Bank of England's monetary policy committee has said leaving the European Union will have long-term effects on the British economy while arguing there may still be a case to increase interest rates sooner rather than later.

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11 Aug
Reuters poll says another 'two to three' years of growth for US
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According to a recent poll of economists undertaken by Reuters, the US economic expansion will last "at least another two years," but perhaps not at the speed which the Trump administration had promised.

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