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UK economy resilient at end of 2016, manufacturing jumps

Britain's economy remained resilient at the end of last year despite the UK's surprise vote in June to leave the European Union.

Britain's economy remained resilient at the end of last year despite the UK's surprise vote in June to leave the European Union.

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UK details industrial strategy to help post-Brexit economy

British Prime Minister Theresa May has unveiled a more interventionist industrial strategy to reinvigorate production and stimulate investment.

British Prime Minister Theresa May has unveiled a more interventionist industrial strategy to reinvigorate production and stimulate investment.

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Brexit linked weaker pound boosts UK inflation to 1.6%

Inflation in Britain rose strongly in December as the Brexit vote caused the pound to weaken pushing up the cost of imported raw materials.

Inflation in Britain rose strongly in December as the Brexit vote caused the pound to weaken pushing up the cost of imported raw materials.

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Weak pound boosts FTSE 100 to new record high

Friday was another standout day for Britain's top share index, taking it to an all-time high after its 14th consecutive daily gain.

Friday was another standout day for Britain's top share index, taking it to an all-time high after its 14th consecutive daily gain.

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Have economists' Brexit forecasts been too negative?

Several economists have admitted they were mistaken to predict the UK economy would immediately suffer after the vote to leave the EU.

Several economists have admitted they were mistaken to predict the UK economy would immediately suffer after the vote to leave the EU.

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Battle of the ads - searching for a Christmas cracker

Scrambling for end-of-year holiday shoppers big brands are rolling out more expensive and inventive ad campaigns with the focus on internet clicks.

Scrambling for end-of-year holiday shoppers big brands are rolling out more expensive and inventive ad campaigns with the focus on internet clicks.

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British jobless rate falls to 11-year low

Britain's jobless rate unexpectedly fell to an 11-year low between July and September, but there were also signs of a possible labour market slowdown.

Britain's jobless rate unexpectedly fell to an 11-year low between July and September, but there were also signs of a possible labour market slowdown.

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Bank of England drops planned UK interest rate cut

The Bank of England has scrapped plans to cut UK interest rates and took a neutral stance as it raised its forecasts for growth and inflation in 2017.

The Bank of England has scrapped plans to cut UK interest rates and took a neutral stance as it raised its forecasts for growth and inflation in 2017.

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Moody's warns of credit rating risks over Brexit terms

Ratings agency Moody's has said Britain's credit rating risks being downgraded depending on the trade deal it negotiates with the European Union.

Ratings agency Moody's has said Britain's credit rating risks being downgraded depending on the trade deal it negotiates with the European Union.

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Bank of England governor Mark Carney to stay until June 2019

Bank of England Governor Mark Carney is to stay in that job until the end of June 2019 to help smooth Britain's departure from the European Union.

Bank of England Governor Mark Carney is to stay in that job until the end of June 2019 to help smooth Britain's departure from the European Union.

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UK job growth slows but no Brexit shock yet

Job creation in Britain slowed in the three months up to August but it seems the Brexit vote has not yet undermined the labour market.

Job creation in Britain slowed in the three months up to August but it seems the Brexit vote has not yet undermined the labour market.

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Inflation means inflation with post-Brexit price rises

Inflation in Britain jumped in September, and it was mostly more expensive clothes and costlier fuel which pushed it up, rather than the weaker pound.

Inflation in Britain jumped in September, and it was mostly more expensive clothes and costlier fuel which pushed it up, rather than the weaker pound.

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How will Brexit impact the UK’s thriving creative industries?

The UK’s creative industries represent around 9% of the country’s GDP, according to John McVay head of the UK Producers Alliance for Cinema and

The UK’s creative industries represent around 9% of the country’s GDP, according to John McVay head of the UK Producers Alliance for Cinema and

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UK consumers says 'Brexit vote - so what?'

A new survey finds British consumers were at their most confident in five years in September, though not in London which mostly voted against Brexit.

A new survey finds British consumers were at their most confident in five years in September, though not in London which mostly voted against Brexit.

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Weak pound prompts price punch-up between Tesco and Unilever

Top UK retailer Tesco has settled a fight with consumer goods producer Unilever over price rises prompted by the weak pound following the Brexit vote.

Top UK retailer Tesco has settled a fight with consumer goods producer Unilever over price rises prompted by the weak pound following the Brexit vote.