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12th August 2013: Forward Guidance...

Posted on Aug 12 2013 by
The Bank of England’s forward guidance on montary policy allays investor confidence while pledging to give priority to price stability. The Bank of England, under Mark Carney’s stewardship, has finally issued its...

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5th August 2013: Regional Round-Up...

Posted on Aug 06 2013 by
A snapshot of key regional datasets released this month Data published in July shows that business activity in both manufacturing and services is showing sustained growth. This is encouraging although labour market outcomes have...

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29th July 2013: UK Consumer Spending Review...

Posted on Jul 30 2013 by
Our baseline forecast for GDP has been revised up slightly to 0.9% in 2013. The firmer tone of retail spending, has also raised the upside risks to our consumer spendingforecast. Two challenges remain. Firstly, consumer...

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22nd July 2013: UK Housing Market Update...

Posted on Jul 24 2013 by
House price growth is now gradually gaining some momentum. In contrast to our earlier view of a flat housing market in 2013, we now expect some improvement in activity and muted rise in house prices in the year as the...

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15th July 2013: French Economic Prospects...

Posted on Jul 15 2013 by
France’s domestic economy is essentially stagnant with the country reliant on an improved external environment to drive the recovery. Preliminary first quarter numbers showed the economy shrank by 0.2% from the previous...

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8th July 2013: Recent Regional Survey Indicators...

Posted on Jul 09 2013 by
Data published in June shows that although headline activity indicators are positive, weakness lingers in the labour market and export trends across the regions. London continues to outperform. Continuing the upward trend from...

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1st July 2013: GDP revisions...

Posted on Jul 01 2013 by
GDP rose by 0.3% in 2013q1 but there were revisions to previous estimates in line with methodological changes implemented with the Blue Book 2013. This article highlights the main revisions. There is not room here to go into...

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24th June 2013: Inflation Round-Up...

Posted on Jun 24 2013 by
Inflation is being driven up by a variety of external factors despite underlying sluggish demand in the economy. The Consumer Price Index (CPI) annual inflation reverted back to 2.7% in May after slowing markedly in April to...

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17th June 2013: Keep up with Industrial change...

Posted on Jun 17 2013 by
Data from the census shows us the change in industrial structure across the nation and reminds us of the importance of keeping our accounting frameworks up-to-date. July 31st will see the release of the 2013 Blue Book and...

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