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....Despite fears of a slowdown in China, which would have a dramatic knock-on effect on world growth, the country’s economy – the world’s second largest – appears to be holding up. Granted, a number of indicators including industrial production and retail sales proved disappointing in August and below the previous month’s level. ... [Read full article on Guardian ]
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Source : Guardian [Read Article] Monday 18th of September 2017 11:10:43 AM
....Despite fears of a slowdown in China, which would have a dramatic knock-on effect on world growth, the country’s economy – the world’s second largest – appears to be holding up. Granted, a number of indicators including industrial production and retail sales proved disappointing in August and below the previous month’s level. ...
'The lipstick effect': Britons treat themselves as budgets tighten image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Saturday 15th of July 2017 08:00:01 AM
.... When an executive at Estée Lauder noted that sales of expensive lipsticks soared in the wake of the 9/11 terror attacks, he dubbed it the Lipstick Index – an alternative economic indicator that sees make-up sales rise in a downturn. In the four years from 1929 to 1933, industrial production in the US halved, but sales of cosmetics rose. ...
Election 2017: Investors unnerved by economic uncertainty image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Friday 9th of June 2017 05:09:50 AM
.... It is still the largest party but will be short of the numbers needed to be fully in charge. Investor sentiment was not helped by the latest UK industrial production figures, which showed output rose by less than had been expected. ...
Japan growth rate revised down but business spending improves image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Thursday 8th of June 2017 07:28:41 AM
....However, analysts say the outlook remains positive for the world's third-largest economy and that its recovery is set continue. "Both retail sales and core household spending recorded strong gains in April, and industrial production finally surpassed the peak reached before 2014's sales tax hike," Marcel Thieliant from Capital Economics said. ...
Brexit slowdown fears as industrial output falls and trade deficit grows image
....The services sector, which includes hotels and restaurants, was the first major part of the economy to surpass pre-crisis levels of output. Construction followed, but industrial production and manufacturing have yet to fully recover, with output still below pre-crisis levels. ...
UK industrial output falls in March image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Thursday 11th of May 2017 09:23:23 AM
.... . "Indeed, the actual industrial production data was weaker than estimated in the preliminary first-quarter GDP estimate, while the trade deficit unexpectedly widened. ...
UK GDP growth slower than expected as inflation bites image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Friday 28th of April 2017 02:33:56 PM
.... They had started to recover a little between 2014 and 2016, but rising inflation linked to the fall in the value of the pound since the EU referendum has put a stop to that modest recovery,” said IFS senior research economist Jonathan Cribb. The ONS figures showed industrial production and construction output also slowed in the first quarter. ...
Post-Brexit-vote surge for UK economy comes to an end image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Friday 7th of April 2017 04:34:17 PM
.... The ONS cautioned, however, that the widening was mainly down to an increase in imports of erratic goods, a category that includes big items such as ships and aircraft and those with irregular trading patterns such as precious stones and gold. Its figures for industrial production showed output fell by 0. ...
Five minute guide to the surge in the UK stock market image
Source : Daily Express [Read Article] Sunday 15th of January 2017 12:01:00 AM
....SURPRISE, SURPRISE . The UK has enjoyed one positive surprise after another, with last week’s official figures showing manufacturing and industrial production growing strongly, while house prices remain buoyant, according to Halifax. ...
UK exports 'show signs' of pound boost image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Wednesday 11th of January 2017 10:22:38 AM
....The latest economic data is a bit of a mixed bag. The construction sector seems to be contracting but industrial production is on the increase, that figure is however quite volatile and the ONS warns it has been affected by the return to production of a North Sea oilfield that was closed for maintenance and a leap in pharmaceutical orders; which can vary a great deal from month to month. ...
Retail sales rise on Black Friday discount boost image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Thursday 15th of December 2016 09:48:44 AM
Manufacturing slump shows economy is more imbalanced than ever image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Wednesday 7th of December 2016 11:53:33 AM
.... The weak performance of manufacturing was compounded by North Sea oil output falling as a result of routine maintenance. It meant that industrial production, which includes the offshore and onshore energy sectors and mining and quarrying as well as the output from factories, was down by 1. ...
UK industrial production falls at worst rate in four years image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Wednesday 7th of December 2016 11:47:24 AM
....5% growth in the third quarter. October’s drop in industrial production puts a significant dent in prospects. ...
UK industrial output falls unexpectedly in September image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Tuesday 8th of November 2016 11:25:25 AM
....6%. The figures were the latest evidence that consumer spending has been the main driver of economic growth following the EU referendum, although the ONS said there was no evidence that the impact of the Brexit vote was directly to blame for the fall in industrial production. ...
UK industrial output weakens while trade deficit widens image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Friday 7th of October 2016 10:06:39 AM
. UK industrial production fell in August, official figures have shown, hitting the recent run of upbeat economic news. ...
Australian stock market expected to plunge amid Brexit fears image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Sunday 12th of June 2016 04:31:18 AM
....”. Oliver said all eyes would be on Chinese industrial production figures released on Monday, offering a glimpse into how the nation’s economy is tracking, before attention turns to local business confidence and employment figures later in the week. ...
UK construction output rose 2.5% in April image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Friday 10th of June 2016 11:11:08 AM
. Britain’s construction output bounced back in April and along with strong industrial production data painted a brighter picture of the economy than expected. ...
UK trade deficit falls after record rise in exports image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Thursday 9th of June 2016 11:37:47 AM
....Howard Archer, the chief economist at IHS Global Insight, said the figures gave hope that the overall weakening of the pound since late-2015 could be feeding through to help UK exporters. “Along with the jump in industrial production in April and decent retail sales growth, the trade data suggests UK GDP growth could be holding up better in the second quarter than has been thought – despite the heightened uncertainty,” he said. ...
MC-21: Russians hail new airliner as better than Boeing or Airbus image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Thursday 9th of June 2016 02:57:28 AM
....Medvedev hailed the new twin-engine short and medium-range aircraft as “cool”, saying it was important that Russia remained in what he called the top league of aircraft makers despite the high costs involved. Squeezed by western sanctions over its role in the Ukraine crisis, the Russian government is trying to rejuvenate domestic industrial production to make the country less dependent on foreign firms. ...
FTSE 100 climbs for fourth day as oil prices hit $52 a barrel image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Wednesday 8th of June 2016 03:57:39 PM
....52, despite disappointing Chinese trade data. Positive UK economic news in the shape of better than expected industrial production figures and a pick up in GDP forecast by economists at NIESR helped support the market. ...
Why upbeat UK manufacturing figures have silenced Osborne image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Wednesday 8th of June 2016 11:42:06 AM
.... Osborne’s unusual reticence was a classic case of the dog that doesn’t bark. Related: British industrial production grows at fastest pace in four years. ...
City News: Halfords, Lloyds Bank image
Source : Daily Express [Read Article] Tuesday 31st of May 2016 08:27:00 AM
....Data from the Office for National Statistics last week confirmed that gross domestic product growth for the first quarter of the year came in at 0. 4 per cent following a slump in industrial production, down from 0. ...
CHINA ON BRINK: Economy misses vital trading targets at critical time image
Source : Daily Express [Read Article] Thursday 12th of May 2016 02:06:00 PM
....9 per cent. "If the latest April industrial production and retail sales data out this coming weekend also show similar softness then it’s reasonable to suppose that we could well see further easing measures from the People’s Bank of China in the coming weeks. ...
UK industry falls back into recession image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Wednesday 11th of May 2016 10:39:31 AM
....A slight pickup in activity in March was not enough to offset sharp falls in output earlier in 2016 and meant production dropped for the second successive quarter – the definition of a recession. The Office for National Statistics said industrial production – which is made up of manufacturing, mining and quarrying, North Sea oil and gas, water supply and the supply of electricity and gas – is 10% lower than it was when the UK entered recession in early 2008. ...
Data will show UK at standstill: Growth prospects set to be hit by double whammy image
....3billion. The following day the ONS will unveil the latest industrial production and manufacturing figures, which according to economists, will show that both fell in March. ...
Chinese economy: exports fall by 2% and imports by 11% in April image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Sunday 8th of May 2016 05:51:18 AM
....Concerns of a hard-landing in China had eased after stronger March data, but analysts have warned the rebound may be short-lived. Economists expect a slowdown in credit growth and industrial production in April although inflation could accelerate. ...
Chinese economy: exports fall by 2% and imports by 11% in April image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Sunday 8th of May 2016 05:51:18 AM
....Concerns of a hard-landing in China had eased after stronger March data, but analysts have warned the rebound may be short-lived. Economists expect a slowdown in credit growth and industrial production in April although inflation could accelerate. ...
Demand for World Bank loans nears crisis levels image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Monday 11th of April 2016 03:52:31 PM
....Related: IMF expected to cut growth forecasts in latest outlook. The global crisis of 2008-09 led to a surge in World Bank lending to middle-income countries that struggled as trade flows and industrial production fell at rates similar to those in the early stages of the Great Depression. ...
UK economic growth 'to soften further' image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Monday 11th of April 2016 01:11:51 AM
....It said the economy faced a number of "global and domestic uncertainties". Last week, an unexpectedly sharp decline in industrial production raised fears about the UK's economy. ...
UK economy rocked by a double whammy image
Source : Daily Express [Read Article] Friday 8th of April 2016 09:28:00 PM
....”. Howard Acher chief UK economist at IHS Global Insight, added: “The trade and industrial production data provide a double whammy of very disappointing news for the UK economy that bodes ill for first quarter growth prospects. ...
Weak UK industry data set to weigh on economic growth image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Friday 8th of April 2016 10:29:39 AM
....Combined with fresh signs of a worsening trade position for the UK, the figures bolstered predictions that the economy slowed in the first three months of this year in the face of faltering global demand, turmoil on financial markets and uncertainty before June’s referendum on EU membership. “The February trade and industrial production data provide a double whammy of very disappointing news for the UK economy that bodes ill for first-quarter growth prospects,” said Howard Archer, an economist at the consultancy Global Insight. ...
Weak industrial data raises growth fears image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Friday 8th of April 2016 09:00:20 AM
....Separate figures from the ONS showed that the UK's trade deficit in February was also worse than expected. "The February trade and industrial production data provide a double whammy of very disappointing news for the UK economy that bodes ill for first-quarter growth prospects," said Howard Archer, chief UK economist at IHS Global Insight. ...
UK current account deficit at new high image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Thursday 31st of March 2016 09:22:41 AM
....The upgrade to the growth figure came as a surprise to analysts, who had forecast that it would remain unchanged. The ONS said the revision in GDP was caused by a stronger performance in the services sector and a smaller contraction in industrial production. ...
Korea's industrial production up 3.3% image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Thursday 31st of March 2016 12:39:54 AM
....South Korea's industrial activity rebounded in February, supported by the chemicals and chip making businesses. Official numbers showed industrial production increased by 3. ...
FTSE falters as Antofagasta leads mining shares lower image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Tuesday 15th of March 2016 09:54:26 AM
....Given that these results were at the bottom end of the consensus range, and the shares have rallied over 50% since mid-January, we would expect Antofagasta shares to react negatively today, all else being equal. Other mining shares were hit by renewed concerns about the Chinese economy after the weekend’s poor retail sales and industrial production data. ...
Eurozone industrial output jumps 2.1% image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Monday 14th of March 2016 12:00:24 PM
. Eurozone industrial production grew at its highest rate in more than six years during January, driven by a sharp increase in output from Ireland. ...
FTSE gains ground as Glencore leads mining shares higher image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Monday 14th of March 2016 09:42:49 AM
....China’s central bank could also be in the spotlight. Weak retail sales and industrial production figures from the world’s second largest economy over the weekend prompted speculation the bank might be prepared to provide more stimulus to boost the flagging economy. ...
Asian markets recover after early dip image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Friday 11th of March 2016 02:15:07 AM
.... . Analysts said retail sales may show some improvement over the combined January and February period, but that they were expecting industrial production and fixed-asset investment numbers to support the outlook for a continued overall economic slowdown in China. ...
UK factory output soars after three months of decline, official figures show image
....3%. With the slump in the price of crude having an impact on oil and gas extraction from the UK’s offshore fields, industrial production was 1. ...
Prudential lifts FTSE as profits rise image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Wednesday 9th of March 2016 12:19:23 PM
....7% in January - the first rise for four months and stronger than forecast. The increase helped the wider measure of industrial production to increase by 0. ...
UK manufacturing sector registers worst performance in years image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Tuesday 1st of March 2016 04:16:16 PM
....”. The collapse in the UK’s steel industry appears to have filtered out to other areas of industrial production, which slumped to a seventh-month low. ...
FTSE 100 closes higher as oil recovers, but pound slides as Boris backs Brexit  image
January sales surge fastest for two years image
Source : Daily Express [Read Article] Friday 19th of February 2016 10:54:00 PM
. While manufacturing and industrial production remain in the doldrums, the outlook for the UK’s dominant services sector brightened as official figures showed retail sales volumes jumped 2. ...
Eurozone economy grows 1.5% in 2015 image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Friday 12th of February 2016 10:35:31 AM
...."We continue to think that further monetary easing is required, with further policy rate cuts on the cards from March onwards," said Nick Kounis, economist at ABN Amro. Eurostat also announced on Friday that industrial production had fallen 1% in December compared with the previous month, both for the eurozone and the EU. ...
Questor share tip: Discount UK banking shares come with plenty of risk image
Source : Telegraph [Read Article] Wednesday 10th of February 2016 06:41:04 PM
.... Lloyds and RBS have less international exposure, but could still feel the chill of a global slowdown. The UK economy is already showing signs of strain with industrial production in December down 1. ...
Deutsche Bank boss insists firm is 'rock solid' as fears grow of banking bailout  image
Source : Daily Express [Read Article] Wednesday 10th of February 2016 01:54:00 PM
....The banks's woes come amid continued fears over another looming financial recession that could topple the euozone. Yesterday a huge dip in industrial production in Germany signalled the eurozone's biggest economy is suffering more heavily than expected from China's slowing economy. ...
Industrial output sees sharp fall image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Wednesday 10th of February 2016 11:44:25 AM
....The manufacturing sector failed to contribute to UK economic growth in 2015 and the latest figures do not promise much of a recovery in 2016. The industrial production figures come a day after the UK's annual traded goods deficit was shown to have widened to the biggest on record in 2015, at £125bn. ...
FTSE rebounds ahead of Yellen testimony but Hikma and Arm slide image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Wednesday 10th of February 2016 09:44:31 AM
....The company has also been under pressure on signs of a slowdown in iPhone sales. Despite poor UK industrial production data, the FTSE 100 is currently up 51. ...
FTSE 100 overcomes jitters after Fed fails to come to the rescue  image
Source : Telegraph [Read Article] Wednesday 10th of February 2016 06:52:46 AM
EU facing IMMINENT recession? Germany on brink as warning issued over Deutsche Bank image
. Investors were shocked today after industrial production from Europe's linchpin economy was revealed to have unexpectedly plunged again in December. ...
Bank of Japan shocks markets by adopting negative interest rates image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Friday 29th of January 2016 04:43:24 AM
....Other data published on Friday pointed to a weak economy with spending by households in December falling 4. 4% from a year ago and monthly industrial production contracting 1. ...
Fears for economy after sharper dip in Christmas retail sales image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Friday 22nd of January 2016 11:48:47 AM
....5% that we had previously anticipated,” said Howard Archer, chief UK economist at consultancy IHS Global Insight. “The disappointing December retail sales data follows on from recent news of falling industrial production and construction output in November, and an ongoing weak net trade performance. ...
EU on brink: France declares 'state of economic emergency' as Germany faces financial ruin image
....It comes as Germany faces the most difficult start to a year in recent memory. Its own industrial production growth has slipped to ZERO per cent and customer confidence has plummeted in a catalogue of disasters for Chancellor Angela Merkel. ...
China growth slowest in 25 years image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Tuesday 19th of January 2016 10:47:24 AM
.... . Monthly industrial production (IP) and retail sales numbers for China were also released on Tuesday, with both December numbers coming in just slightly worse than expected. ...
IMF warns of 'self-fulfilling prophecy' as China's economic growth slumps to 25-year low image
....The IMF today admitted that investor panic could easily become a self-fulfilling prophecy. Chinese industrial production and retail sales both fell in December from the previous month, pointing to further slowdowns. ...
Australian consumer confidence falls again amid Chinese economy worries image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Monday 18th of January 2016 11:47:35 PM
....30 US cents remains vulnerable but much will depend on the complexion of the Chinese data today,” Speizer said. ANZ senior foreign exchange manager Sam Tuck said China’s December retails sales and industrial production numbers would also be released. ...
FTSE closes at three-year low amid global sell-off sparked by oil plunging below $28 a barrel  image
.... Fourth quarter GDP, which is expected to remain steady at 6. 9%, as well as December’s fixed asset investment, retail sales and industrial production, are all released in the morning and could decide the near term direction for global risk sentiment. ...
Aussie dollar falls to seven-year low amid falling oil prices image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Saturday 16th of January 2016 12:40:49 AM
....On the ASX, which has fallen 18% from last year’s peak of almost 6,000 points, China was the biggest concern. OptionsXpress analyst Ben Le Brun said all markets in the Asia Pacific region had fallen into negative territory on Friday ahead of the release of Chinese economic growth, retail and industrial production data on Tuesday. ...

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