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....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. ... [Read full article on BBC ]
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....“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. ... [Read full article on Guardian ]
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.... While consumers borrow and spend, corporations sit on large pots of money too nervous to spend. In the fourth quarter of last year, business investment dropped. ... [Read full article on BBC ]
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....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. ... [Read full article on Guardian ]
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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. ...
UK firms' finance bosses say uncertainty is 'new normal' image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Thursday 29th of December 2016 12:10:57 AM
.... . A survey by Deloitte found that 27% of 119 finance directors whom the accountancy firm questioned in the fourth quarter were more optimistic, helped by better GDP growth. ...
FTSE falters but Royal Bank of Scotland rises after Deutsche Bank deal image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Friday 23rd of December 2016 09:51:02 AM
....Barclays has not yet taken a provision in relation to any possible. settlement with the DOJ, and at this stage it remains unclear whether it is likely to do so in the fourth quarter of 2016. ...
FTSE 100 edges higher but Capita leads the fallers image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Wednesday 21st of December 2016 09:37:58 AM
....Carnival is also lower, down 53p at £40. 92 after the cruise ship operator said higher fuel costs and exchange rates would hit its results in 2017, although it did report better than expected fourth quarter figures. ...
FTSE 100 closes above 7,000 level image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Friday 16th of December 2016 09:16:53 AM
....It predicted net debt would fall to about £35m, which was better than forecast. However, the newspaper publisher also said group revenues in the fourth quarter were set to fall by 8% on a like-for-like basis, with print advertising down 17%. ...
Retail sales rise thanks to Black Friday boost in November image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Thursday 15th of December 2016 11:33:01 AM
....“Financial worries rose especially sharply among households where the main earner is employed in the private sector, with government workers perhaps feeling more secure in their jobs due to recent suggestions that government spending may soon start to rise as austerity is reined back. Private sector employees’ view on their future finances fell to the lowest for three years in October, boding ill for retail sales at the start of the fourth quarter. ...
Retail sales rise on Black Friday discount boost image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Thursday 15th of December 2016 09:48:44 AM
....". Chris Williamson, chief business economist at IHS Markit, said November's data indicated that fourth quarter retail sales were running 2. ...
UK trade gap narrows despite fears of Brexit slowdown image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Friday 9th of December 2016 11:40:23 AM
....Economists said the latest trade data pointed to a similar pace of expansion for the final quarter of the year. “While the monthly data are extremely volatile, the narrowing in the trade deficit in October sets a solid base for trade in the fourth quarter,” said Scott Bowman at the consultancy Capital Economics. ...
UK trade deficit narrows in October image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Friday 9th of December 2016 10:38:11 AM
....9bn from the previous estimate of £11bn. Scott Bowman, economist at Capital Economics, said: "While the monthly data are extremely volatile, the narrowing in the trade deficit in October sets a solid base for trade in the fourth quarter. ...
Manufacturing slump shows economy is more imbalanced than ever image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Wednesday 7th of December 2016 11:53:33 AM
.... Even a 1% increase in both months would result in a 0. 1% decline in the fourth quarter. ...
UK industrial production falls at worst rate in four years image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Wednesday 7th of December 2016 11:47:24 AM
....2% rise for October. Howard Archer, chief UK economist at IHS Markit, said the figures were “an appreciable blow” to prospects for the UK economy in the fourth quarter. ...
UK manufacturing falls in October, ONS figures show image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Wednesday 7th of December 2016 10:21:58 AM
....Commentators pointed out that the fall in industrial production dealt a blow to the UK's GDP growth prospects in the final three months of the year. "With much of the latest survey evidence being decent and retail sales surging in October, we had believed that there was a good chance that UK GDP growth in the fourth quarter could match the resilient 0. ...
Miners give the FTSE 100 a big boost image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Wednesday 7th of December 2016 08:51:35 AM
....1723. That followed a surprise fall in UK manufacturing, which analysts said could dent fourth quarter growth figures. ...
UK service sector recovers after Brexit dip but inflation looms image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Tuesday 6th of December 2016 06:01:04 AM
.... The index has now been above the 50-mark separating growth from contraction for four months. Chris Williamson, the chief business economist at IHS Markit, commented: “The further upturn in the vast services sector shows that the pace of UK economic growth remains resiliently robust in the fourth quarter, despite ongoing uncertainty caused by Brexit. ...
UK service sector activity smashes forecasts image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Monday 5th of December 2016 11:16:21 AM
....5% in the final three months of the year, matching the pace of growth in the third and defying economists’ post-referendum warnings of a sharp slowdown. Chris Williamson, the chief business economist at IHS Markit, commented: “The further upturn in the vast services sector shows that the pace of UK economic growth remains resiliently robust in the fourth quarter, despite ongoing uncertainty caused by Brexit. ...
Manufacturing growth slows as weak pound pushes up prices image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Thursday 1st of December 2016 10:33:47 AM
....“Although the recent growth spurt showed further signs of slowing, the pace of expansion is still solid and above its long-term trend. This should be sufficient to ensure manufacturing is a positive contributor to fourth quarter GDP,” he said. ...
Tiffany blames Trump protests for hitting sales at flagship jewellers image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Tuesday 29th of November 2016 01:52:08 PM
....“That store represented less than 10% of worldwide net sales for the three and nine-month periods ended 31 October 2016, as well as for each quarter in fiscal 2015. The company cannot provide any assurance that sales in that store will not be negatively affected by this activity in the fourth quarter or in any future period. ...
The Brexit economy: remarkable resilience as spectre of inflation looms image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Tuesday 22nd of November 2016 01:30:21 PM
.... The incoming data so far though are mixed as it is early days post the Brexit vote,” said Blanchflower, professor of economics at Dartmouth College in the US. “GDP growth isn’t set to slow sharply in the fourth quarter of 2016 but 2017 is likely a different matter. ...
UK retail sales surge due to colder weather and Halloween image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Thursday 17th of November 2016 11:05:12 AM
....Economists said the overall rise in retail sales was encouraging for the economy’s growth prospects in the final quarter of this year, but there were warnings that consumer spending could slow next year. “Clearly, this is a great start to fourth quarter GDP on the spending side,” said Alan Clarke, an economist at Scotiabank in London. ...
German economy slows in third quarter image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Tuesday 15th of November 2016 08:20:49 AM
....Howard Archer, chief European and UK economist at IHS Global Insight, said he expected eurozone GDP growth to pick up to 0. 4% in the fourth quarter, given recent upbeat survey data. ...
ITV forecasts a further fall in advertising revenue image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Thursday 10th of November 2016 08:36:23 AM
....ITV's share price rose 1% in early trading, which analysts said was probably due to the revenue fall not being as bad as many experts had forecast. Tamsin Garrity, media analyst at Jefferies, said the figures were "slightly better than our cautious scenario", having pencilled in a drop of more than 8% for the fourth quarter of 2016. ...
ITV revenues hit by 'cautious' advertisers image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Thursday 10th of November 2016 08:26:56 AM
.... But for the final quarter they fell 7% after a drastic softening in the market as jittery advertisers held back spending after the uncertainty caused by the Brexit vote. The 7% decline in the final months of the year is the worst year-on-year fall ITV has reported since recording a 9% drop in the fourth quarter of 2008. ...
Ryanair raises passenger growth forecast despite Brexit image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Monday 7th of November 2016 07:36:22 AM
....2bn), 5% below its earlier guidance. In its latest statement, the airline said it remained "comfortable" with that figure, but said that was heavily dependent on avoiding adverse declines in airfares during the fourth quarter. ...
Starbucks reports record annual profit image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Friday 4th of November 2016 01:12:18 AM
....That was mainly down to a strong showing for its biggest market, the Americas, where net sales rose 11%. However, in the fourth quarter of its financial year, global sales at existing stores rose by only 4%. ...
Morrisons sales helped by 'biggest ever' Halloween image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Thursday 3rd of November 2016 08:33:37 AM
....6% in the three months to 30 October. That was the fourth quarter in a row that sales have risen, as the supermarket's turnaround continues. ...
UK manufacturing exports rise but price pressures grow image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Tuesday 1st of November 2016 11:39:14 AM
.... . Rob Dobson, an economist at Markit, said: "The UK manufacturing sector remained on a firm footing in October and should return to growth in the fourth quarter. ...
Ad firm WPP warns of 'Brexit anxiety' image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Monday 31st of October 2016 08:06:19 AM
...."If the value of the currency falls, it's rather like the country's stock price falling," Sir Martin told BBC Radio 4's Today programme. "We have to watch what impact Brexit is going to have in the fourth quarter. ...
China's main search engine Baidu sees first ever revenue drop image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Friday 28th of October 2016 12:19:42 AM
.... . The company also said it expects revenue for the fourth quarter to again show a slight decrease from the previous year. ...
Apple iPhone sales fall, but beat estimates image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Tuesday 25th of October 2016 09:35:31 PM
....The company also forecast higher-than-expected holiday season revenue of between $76bn and $78bn. But revenue in the fourth quarter fell 9% to $46. ...
Bombardier to cut 7,500 more jobs across its global operations image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Friday 21st of October 2016 10:21:08 AM
....About two-thirds of the cuts will be in the rail division, Bombardier Transportation, with the rest in the aerospace division. The move will prompt a restructuring charge of $225-$275m (£184-224m) in the fourth quarter and through 2017. ...
Microsoft to shut London Skype office putting 220 jobs at risk image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Monday 19th of September 2016 09:52:46 AM
....5bn). In July, Microsoft said it would be scrapping 2,850 jobs across its business in the fourth quarter of 2016, although it is yet to say when the London Skype office will close. ...
China business confidence rises again image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Sunday 18th of September 2016 08:39:21 AM
....8 percentage points higher than in the April to June period. The survey showed one in five bankers believed monetary policy would be relatively loose in the fourth quarter of this year. ...
US employment rises again in August image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Friday 2nd of September 2016 01:33:17 PM
...." . "However, with survey data suggesting some of the recent slowdown in hiring and business activity is due to uncertainty ahead of the presidential election, a rate rise later in the year, most likely December, remains on the table providing the economic data flow picks up again in the fourth quarter. ...
Carrots cut into Campbell Soup profit image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Thursday 1st of September 2016 05:37:08 PM
.... . The soup giant said earnings fell by 2% to $253m (£190m) in the company's fourth quarter. ...

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