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....8% compared with the same period the previous year – an improvement on the 2. 9% fall in the fourth quarter. ... [Read full article on Guardian ]
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....2% expansion that was eventually announced. Even if the second, third and fourth quarters live up to the IMF’s expectations, the weaker first quarter arithmetically feeds through into growth for 2017 as a whole of 1. ... [Read full article on Guardian ]
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....4% and concentrating on the underlying trend. The mood is best captured by the fact that the May-July period recorded the fourth quarterly fall in a row, the first time that has happened since November 2012. ... [Read full article on Guardian ]
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House price slowdown is excellent news – even if estate agents disagree | Nils Pratley image
....4% and concentrating on the underlying trend. The mood is best captured by the fact that the May-July period recorded the fourth quarterly fall in a row, the first time that has happened since November 2012. ...
Asda posts worst annual figures since Walmart takeover image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Wednesday 2nd of August 2017 01:21:34 PM
The IMF is right to downgrade its forecast for the UK | Larry Elliott and Nils Pratley image
....2% expansion that was eventually announced. Even if the second, third and fourth quarters live up to the IMF’s expectations, the weaker first quarter arithmetically feeds through into growth for 2017 as a whole of 1. ...
How healthy is the global financial system? | Mohamed El-Erian image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Monday 10th of July 2017 09:00:47 AM
....In addition to strengthening the banking sector, policymakers have also made progress toward standardising derivative markets and making them more robust and transparent, which also reduces the risk of future taxpayer bailouts for irresponsible institutions. Moreover, the system for payments and settlement has been made safer, thereby lowering the threat of a “sudden stop” in economic activity, like the one that occurred in the fourth quarter of 2008. ...
Britons’ disposable income drops 1.4 per cent in first three months of 2017 image
Source : Daily Express [Read Article] Thursday 29th of June 2017 12:01:00 AM
....4% in the first three months of this year, from 0. 7% in the fourth quarter of last year. ...
BT tops complaints league for broadband and pay-TV users image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Wednesday 28th of June 2017 12:12:21 PM
....BT’s service is getting worse, with the 19 average complaints lodged in the first quarter up on the 17 per 100,000 that made the company the most criticised pay-TV company in the last quarter of 2016. Ofcom’s report also found Vodafone was once again the most complained-about mobile company, clocking up 17 complaints per 100,000 subscribers, although this was down on the average of 24 the company received in the fourth quarter last year. ...
Tesco says price rises are last resort as UK growth hits seven-year high image
.... Analysts were worried, however, that the company’s recovery from its 2014 accounting scandal – which forced a major restructuring of the business – was losing momentum after like-for-like sales slowed to 0. 7% in the fourth quarter. ...
Britons feel the squeeze as inflation rises to four-year high of 2.9% image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Tuesday 13th of June 2017 08:37:27 AM
....“Of course, it takes time for rises in producer prices to feed through to prices in the shops, and as a result, we think that CPI inflation will rise a bit further in the second half of the year, peaking at about 3. 2% in the fourth quarter. ...
Indian growth figures miss estimates image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Wednesday 31st of May 2017 01:13:06 PM
...."This is a sharper deterioration than what I expected," said Ashutosh Datar, economist at IIFL Institutional Equities. "The fourth quarter is a bit weaker than what I expected. ...
Higher inflation drives down real wages for British workers image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Tuesday 30th of May 2017 12:48:46 PM
.... Real wages were currently still well below the norm, even at such low productivity levels. Another key factor in weak wage growth was the quality of employment, the S&P report said, noting official figures showing that in the fourth quarter of last year, around 900,000 jobs were based on zero-hour contracts. ...
Frankie & Benny's owner sees shares jump image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Friday 26th of May 2017 09:58:18 AM
....8%. However, this was a marked improvement on the fourth quarter of 2016, when like-for-like sales dropped by 5. ...
UK wage growth lags inflation for first time since mid-2014 image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Wednesday 17th of May 2017 08:33:02 AM
.... . Ben Brettell, senior economist at Hargreaves Lansdown, said: "With inflation forecast to carry on rising - Bank of England policymakers predict inflation will peak at a little below 3% in the fourth quarter - household budgets look certain to be squeezed further in the coming months. ...
Smaller deposits raise hopes for UK first-time homebuyers image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Sunday 30th of April 2017 11:01:13 PM
....However, the estate agency cautioned that the fact house prices grew faster than incomes last year meant anyone going for a mortgage with a 15% deposit would have found it harder, not easier, to save for their down payment. The average length of time for a single first-time buyer to save a 15% deposit in the fourth quarter of 2016 was a whole year longer than in the fourth quarter of 2015. ...
Morgan Stanley profits jump on bond trading growth image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Wednesday 19th of April 2017 12:27:31 PM
....The $1. 7bn in fixed income trading revenue marked the best quarter in two years and the fourth quarter in a row that Morgan Stanley hit its $1 billion target for bond trading revenue. ...
UK firms 'struggling to recruit staff' image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Thursday 13th of April 2017 01:07:25 AM
....According to the index, confidence stood at 20. 0 in the first three months of 2017 - the highest figure since the fourth quarter of 2015. ...
Greek gloom as economy stalls amid latest bout of EU wrangling image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Saturday 8th of April 2017 03:00:05 PM
....In the standoff, the Greek economy has shown grave signs of slippage. This year was meant to be a year of recovery – instead, the uncertainty has prompted the central bank to revise its growth projection downwards following the economy’s contraction in the fourth quarter last year. ...
Are the wheels about to fall off the credit gravy train? image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Saturday 8th of April 2017 03:00:05 PM
.... There are signs that households are borrowing, or saving less, to cover day-to-day costs. Recent figures showed the amount of money households have available to save as a percentage of disposable income fell sharply in the fourth quarter to 3. ...
UK industrial output falls in February image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Friday 7th of April 2017 09:27:16 AM
....4% quarter-on-quarter from 0. 7% quarter-on-quarter in the fourth quarter of 2016 - this would be the weakest growth rate since the first quarter of 2016. ...
UK services sector expands at fastest rate this year image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Wednesday 5th of April 2017 11:24:50 AM
....4% in the first quarter, markedly lower than the 0. 7% expansion seen in the fourth quarter of last year,” Williamson said. ...
UK services sector beats forecasts buoyed by new work image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Wednesday 5th of April 2017 09:28:30 AM
Tesla reports record car deliveries image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Sunday 2nd of April 2017 11:56:21 PM
....The electric car maker said that was a 70% rise on the same period of 2016. It is a rebound for the US company after production problems late last year resulted in a 9% fall in deliveries in the fourth quarter. ...
Sterling’s fall lifts UK exports, figures show image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Friday 31st of March 2017 04:15:49 PM
....The current account deficit reflects Britain’s trade gap with the rest of the world and the shortfall between money paid out by the UK and money coming in. In the fourth quarter of 2016 it more than halved to £12bn from £25. ...
UK households’ savings fall to record low in warning sign for economy image
....British households ran down their savings to a record low at the end of 2016, raising fears that the UK is on course for a fresh consumer debt crisis in the wake of the Brexit vote. The saving ratio – which estimates the amount of money households have available to save as a percentage of their total disposable income – fell sharply in the fourth quarter last year to 3. ...
Household savings ratio falls to record low, says ONS image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Friday 31st of March 2017 10:36:39 AM
....". Among them is that household net borrowing in the fourth quarter rose to over £11bn, the highest quarterly level in nearly 30 years, he said. ...
US fourth-quarter growth rate revised up image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Thursday 30th of March 2017 12:51:24 PM
....The economy grew at an annualised pace of 2. 1% in the fourth quarter of the year, the Commerce Department said, up from an earlier estimate of 1. ...
Johnston Press reports £300m loss after huge newspaper writedown image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Wednesday 29th of March 2017 08:59:13 AM
....”. The company said trading had picked up since last summer with total revenues up 1% in the fourth quarter; digital advertising rose 2% in the first quarter this year, or 10% stripping out classified ad income. ...
UK economy will grow 2% this year but slow next, OBR predicts image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Wednesday 8th of March 2017 07:58:42 PM
....Chote noted that spending grew but incomes were flat in the final months of 2016, a pattern that implied a “sharp fall in household saving”. The OBR thinks that in the fourth quarter of last year the saving ratio – which estimates the amount of money households have available to save as a percentage of their total disposable income – turned negative for the first time since mid-2008. ...
Record 910,000 UK workers on zero-hours contracts image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Friday 3rd of March 2017 09:55:26 AM
....“The government is determined to build an economy that works for everyone and that is why Matthew Taylor was asked to lead a review of modern employment practices,” a spokesperson for the department of business, energy, and industrial strategy (BEIS) said, responding to Resolution’s analysis of Office for National Statistics (ONS) data. The ONS will publish its own report on zero-hours numbers in the fourth quarter of 2016 on 15 March. ...
Australia goes 25 years without recession image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Wednesday 1st of March 2017 02:18:44 AM
....Capital Economics chief Australia economist Paul Dales said the economy was firmly "back on track". "The decent rebound in real GDP in the fourth quarter doesn't just dash any lingering fears that Australia was in a recession, but it also boosts hopes that the surge in commodity prices will trigger a rapid recovery," he said. ...
Germany overtakes UK as fastest-growing G7 economy image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Thursday 23rd of February 2017 03:21:32 PM
....Alan Clarke, economist at Scotiabank, said the economies of both countries had turned out a decent performance last year, and pointed out that UK growth of 0. 7% had outpaced Germany in the fourth quarter. ...
London home movers drops to lowest level since 1991, mortgage figures show image
Source : Daily Express [Read Article] Wednesday 22nd of February 2017 04:38:00 PM
....Around 32,400 loans were handed out in 2016 - a 10 per cent fall compared with 2015 - the Council of Mortgage Lenders (CML) said. Movers in the capital typically borrowed £335,400 in the fourth quarter of 2016 - representing nearly four times their income. ...
Brexit economy: can consumers keep shoring up the UK? image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Wednesday 22nd of February 2017 10:41:44 AM
....The pressure on household finances bodes ill for the wider economy where consumer spending has been the main driver of relatively robust growth, helping the UK outperform all the other Group of Seven (G7) advanced economies last year. Figures today confirmed that the economy finished 2016 on a strong note, with the GDP growth rate for the fourth quarter nudged up to 0. ...
Days of low inflation are over with UK consumer finances to take a hit | Larry Elliott image
....The latest German growth figures are likely to foster rather than discourage such optimism among ministers in London. It was not that the expansion of the eurozone’s biggest economy in the fourth quarter of 2016 was slightly smaller than expected – 0. ...
UK inflation is forecast to come in shy of Bank of England's 2 per cent target image
Source : Daily Express [Read Article] Tuesday 14th of February 2017 12:00:00 AM
....Strong consumer spending helped power growth in the final months of last year, with GDP expanding by 0. 6 per cent in the fourth quarter, in line with the second and third quarters. ...
Twitter loses ad revenue despite gaining 2 million users and Trump 'boost' image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Thursday 9th of February 2017 12:50:28 PM
....8bn since it floated on the stock market three years ago – at $26 a share – and the latest figures deal a blow to the company’s plan to turn a profit by the end of 2017. One figure that will give cause for concern among investors is a fall in advertising revenue in the fourth quarter, down to $638m from $641m in the same period of last year. ...
UK rents expected to rise faster than house prices in next five years image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Thursday 9th of February 2017 12:01:07 AM
.... With landlords expected to scale back their portfolios in the next 12 months, tenants will have fewer properties to choose from, which is likely to push rents higher, the survey suggests. Rics said there was a lack of new listings coming on to the lettings market for the fourth quarter in a row and its members expect this to worsen. ...
Car insurance premiums at highest level ever, say insurers image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Friday 3rd of February 2017 12:01:44 AM
....Increases to insurance premium tax, increased repair costs and the rising costs of whiplash claims all conspired to send the average comprehensive policy to £462 in the last quarter. The ABI’s motor premium tracker, which measures the prices consumers actually pay for their motor cover, showed that in the fourth quarter of 2016 policies rose by 4. ...
Bank of England faces fresh embarrassment as tears up its forecasts | Larry Elliott image
....The new forecasts are the latest embarrassment for the Bank. In August, it said the economy was likely to show virtually no growth in the third and fourth quarters of 2016. ...
Strong dollar drags US growth to slowest pace since 2011 image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Friday 27th of January 2017 02:15:35 PM
.... Promised infrastructure spending by the Trump administration and the repatriation of factories by some of the biggest companies in the US are also expected to give the economy a short-term rush of activity. House construction, which had been falling for two quarters, rebounded in the fourth quarter, rising at an annual rate of 10. ...
Marmite maker: it was right to increase prices after Brexit vote image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Thursday 26th of January 2017 02:20:25 PM
....Unilever shares fell by 5% to £31. 89 after it revealed a slowdown in sales in the fourth quarter of 2016 and Polman warned of a “slow start” to 2017. ...
UK GDP growth shows consumers spending despite Brexit worries | Larry Elliott image
....It was supposed to be the moment of truth. Had the economy performed as George Osborne predicted it would in the fevered days before the referendum, late January 2017 would have been the moment when official data showed that output in the UK had contracted in both the third and fourth quarters of 2016 – the technical definition of a recession. ...
RBS braced for multi-billion-pound settlement for loan-misselling scandal image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Wednesday 25th of January 2017 09:20:18 PM
....Speculation that RBS might be considering taking a provision has been raised when analysts began to publish their forecasts for the bank’s 2016 financial year. Last week Bloomberg quoted research by analysts at Goldman Sachs as saying: “In light of recent US DoJ settlements with other banks, we see the possibility that RBS will book a significant provision as early as the fourth quarter. ...
BT loses almost £8bn in value as Italy accounting scandal deepens image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Tuesday 24th of January 2017 11:20:33 AM
....A number of US law firms specialising in shareholder class action suits immediately said they were looking at whether BT had violated federal laws. Following these problems, BT said it now expected a double-digit fall in fourth quarter earnings, adjusting for the recent £12. ...
Philip Hammond blames Tony Blair for Brexit vote image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Friday 20th of January 2017 12:20:18 PM
....”. When the figures for the fourth quarter of last year are released later this month, it is expected that the economy will grow by around 2% in 2016. ...
Deliver-roll! Greggs starts delivery service to London bankers image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Tuesday 17th of January 2017 09:19:04 AM
.... The main driver of sales was Greggs’ “food on the go” range, with popular items including its Balanced Choice bakes, with fewer than 400 calories, along with hot food options such as burritos. The company said full-year results for 2016 would be better than expected following a positive fourth quarter, but warned of greater uncertainty in the year ahead as consumer budgets come under pressure and business costs rise. ...
Germany's economy accelerates in 2016 image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Thursday 12th of January 2017 10:50:12 AM
....The annual figure is based on an early estimated that growth was around 0. 5% in the fourth quarter. ...
M&S beats Christmas sales forecast in clothing and homeware image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Thursday 12th of January 2017 08:18:05 AM
.... . But Mr Rowe warned timing would be against them for the next trading update: "As we look forward, our Q4 [fourth quarter] reported numbers will be adversely affected by sale timing and a later Easter. ...
Foxtons shares slump after significant fall in London property sales image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Wednesday 11th of January 2017 09:45:19 AM
.... “As the most recognised residential brand in London, we are uniquely positioned to manage through the market uncertainties and take advantage of any change in conditions,” he added. The company’s lettings business performed better than sales in the fourth quarter, with revenue unchanged at about £13m as the number of new tenants fell but existing tenants renewed their contracts. ...
Aldi reports record Christmas sales image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Monday 9th of January 2017 12:05:48 AM
....Its research, which reflects cash and card spending, showed expenditure rising at an annual rate of 2. 8% in the fourth quarter, the quickest quarterly growth rate since the end of 2014. ...
Samsung profit estimate surges despite Note 7 battery fiasco image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Friday 6th of January 2017 01:20:49 AM
. Samsung Electronics has reported a 50% profit surge in its guidance for the fourth quarter despite the fiasco with its flagship Note 7 phone. ...
UK service sector sees strong expansion in December image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Thursday 5th of January 2017 10:10:20 AM
.... Mr Williamson said that collectively, the surveys pointed to GDP growth of 0. 5% in the fourth quarter of the year. ...
UK economy ends 2016 on high – but rising import prices starting to bite image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Thursday 5th of January 2017 12:01:34 AM
....And the survey, among the largest of its kind with more than 7,200 respondents, detected concerns among business leaders that rising import prices would slow growth this year. The BCC said businesses turned a corner in the fourth quarter after a fall in confidence in the previous three months. ...
Eurozone inflation surges to 1.1% in December image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Wednesday 4th of January 2017 10:25:03 AM
...."The survey data are signalling a 0. 4% expansion of GDP in the fourth quarter," said IHS Markit chief economist Chris Williamson. ...
UK factories may be on a roll, but some words of caution are needed image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Tuesday 3rd of January 2017 12:34:41 PM
....4% on the year. As a result, manufacturing will need to post an impressive performance in both November and December if it is to contribute to the ONS’s measure of growth for the fourth quarter of 2016. ...
London house prices rise less than UK average for first time since 2008 image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Thursday 29th of December 2016 09:11:01 AM
.... For the first year since 2008, annual house price growth in the capital was lower than the UK average,” said Robert Gardner, Nationwide’s chief economist. London remained the most expensive place to buy a home in 2016, with an average price in the fourth quarter of £473,073. ...

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