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....British industry has received a boost from a £900m train order that once looked destined for Germany but is instead going to the Bombardier plant in Derby, safeguarding about 2,500 skilled jobs. A fleet of 90 commuter trains for the South Western franchise will be built at the country’s oldest train manufacturing site, one of only two left in the UK. ... [Read full article on Guardian ]
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....The squeeze on consumers was clear in a poll of services firms – the biggest part of the UK economy. The construction and manufacturing sectors beat City economists’ forecasts last month, according to the Markit/CIPS purchasing managers’ indices (PMIs). ... [Read full article on Guardian ]
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....Britain’s manufacturers are enjoying the strongest demand for their products in almost 30 years as a recovering global economy and a weaker pound boost order books. The monthly snapshot from the CBI found that export and total order books were both at their highest for decades – providing some hope that a stronger manufacturing sector would cushion the effect of higher inflation on consumer spending. ... [Read full article on Guardian ]
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....The UK and EU automotive sectors are highly integrated, and Hawes warned that a bespoke deal – which would need to cover rules on tariff and non-tariff barriers, and regulatory and labour issues – could not be completed within five years. Almost 60% of the cars made in the UK are sold in Europe, and many components travel back and forth across the Channel to various plants during the manufacturing process. ... [Read full article on Guardian ]
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....On Wednesday we get the latest instalment of the Bank of England’s agents’ summary of business conditions – effectively a report from Threadneedle Street’s eyes and ears on the ground around the country. The field agents talk to hundreds of businesses and report back with scores and comments on the health of consumer spending, manufacturing, the housing market, pay awards and costs faced by business and consumers. ... [Read full article on Guardian ]
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....“The collective sigh of relief will be audible. The benefit to our economy will be huge, in established sectors like manufacturing, the car industry, financial services, and pharmaceuticals; in emerging areas like biotech, and fintech; in the housing market; in the services sector; in the travel industry; in companies, large and small, right up and down our country, employing, between them, millions of people. ... [Read full article on Guardian ]
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....The exception is if the cause of the delay is an “extraordinary circumstance” beyond the airline’s control. The regulation fails to spell out what could be considered such a circumstance, but a supreme court ruling in 2014 established that technical failures are part and parcel of aviation and do not exempt airlines from paying out unless they are a hidden manufacturing fault. ... [Read full article on Guardian ]
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BA debacle sees couple spend wedding night on an airport bench image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Sunday 25th of June 2017 05:59:21 AM
....The exception is if the cause of the delay is an “extraordinary circumstance” beyond the airline’s control. The regulation fails to spell out what could be considered such a circumstance, but a supreme court ruling in 2014 established that technical failures are part and parcel of aviation and do not exempt airlines from paying out unless they are a hidden manufacturing fault. ...
UK manufacturing soars thanks to weak pound and global recovery image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Thursday 22nd of June 2017 11:55:53 AM
....Britain’s manufacturers are enjoying the strongest demand for their products in almost 30 years as a recovering global economy and a weaker pound boost order books. The monthly snapshot from the CBI found that export and total order books were both at their highest for decades – providing some hope that a stronger manufacturing sector would cushion the effect of higher inflation on consumer spending. ...
Brexit economy: UK faces slowdown amid living standards squeeze image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Thursday 22nd of June 2017 11:01:36 AM
....The squeeze on consumers was clear in a poll of services firms – the biggest part of the UK economy. The construction and manufacturing sectors beat City economists’ forecasts last month, according to the Markit/CIPS purchasing managers’ indices (PMIs). ...
Carmakers call for interim Brexit deal or risk falling off 'cliff edge' image
....The UK and EU automotive sectors are highly integrated, and Hawes warned that a bespoke deal – which would need to cover rules on tariff and non-tariff barriers, and regulatory and labour issues – could not be completed within five years. Almost 60% of the cars made in the UK are sold in Europe, and many components travel back and forth across the Channel to various plants during the manufacturing process. ...
Derby-based Bombardier beats German rival to £900m train contract image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Tuesday 20th of June 2017 09:01:04 AM
....British industry has received a boost from a £900m train order that once looked destined for Germany but is instead going to the Bombardier plant in Derby, safeguarding about 2,500 skilled jobs. A fleet of 90 commuter trains for the South Western franchise will be built at the country’s oldest train manufacturing site, one of only two left in the UK. ...
Philip Hammond says Brexit deal must put jobs and prosperity first image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Tuesday 20th of June 2017 08:41:04 AM
....“The collective sigh of relief will be audible. The benefit to our economy will be huge, in established sectors like manufacturing, the car industry, financial services, and pharmaceuticals; in emerging areas like biotech, and fintech; in the housing market; in the services sector; in the travel industry; in companies, large and small, right up and down our country, employing, between them, millions of people. ...
Did you hear the one about the inequality and the thinktank? image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Monday 19th of June 2017 11:28:57 AM
....On Wednesday we get the latest instalment of the Bank of England’s agents’ summary of business conditions – effectively a report from Threadneedle Street’s eyes and ears on the ground around the country. The field agents talk to hundreds of businesses and report back with scores and comments on the health of consumer spending, manufacturing, the housing market, pay awards and costs faced by business and consumers. ...
Jaguar Land Rover to recruit 5,000 staff after record year of sales image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Sunday 18th of June 2017 04:50:45 PM
....The company said it would also accept applications via traditional routes such as the JLR careers website. JLR’s main UK manufacturing and engineering sites are in Solihull and Castle Bromwich in Birmingham, Wolverhampton, Gaydon, Coventry and Halewood in Liverpool. ...
Life and death in Apple’s forbidden city image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Sunday 18th of June 2017 08:30:02 AM
.... The country’s vast, unprecedented production capabilities – the US Bureau of Labor Statistics estimated that as of 2009 there were 99 million factory workers in China – have helped the nation become the world’s second largest economy. And since the first iPhone shipped, the company doing the lion’s share of the manufacturing is the Taiwanese Hon Hai Precision Industry Co, Ltd, better known by its trade name, Foxconn. ...
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
....6% in May for the third month in a row. Jonathan Athow, the ONS deputy national statistician, said: “The rate of increase in factory gate prices has levelled now that manufacturing input costs have started to fall back. ...
UK employers plan to keep hiring despite Brexit and slow growth image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Tuesday 13th of June 2017 05:01:47 AM
....Hick also cited support for manufacturers which export thanks to the boost to competitiveness from a weaker pound. “Manufacturing is the standout sector this quarter, driven by investment from outside the UK; following the shock election result, currency is cheap and sterling’s weakness is manufacturing’s strength,” he said. ...
UK household spending falls for first time since 2013 image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Monday 12th of June 2017 04:30:17 AM
....3% jump in April when Easter holidays and warm weather appeared to buoy trade. Beyond the retail sector there have been signs of a slowdown in other parts of the economy, with official figures last week showing output in the manufacturing and construction sectors missed expectations on the latest measures. ...
UK industrial output weaker than expected image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Friday 9th of June 2017 10:05:52 AM
....The ONS said that in the three months to April industrial output was down by 1. 2%, driven by falls in energy and manufacturing. ...
Business and City leaders call for reassurance image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Friday 9th of June 2017 08:06:32 AM
....The Institute of Directors demanded a focus on preparing for Brexit talks and to move away from political "rhetoric". And the manufacturing organisation, the EEF, said it wanted a "careful rethink" on Britain's Brexit negotiation strategy. ...
Australia records 103rd successive quarter of recession-free economy image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Wednesday 7th of June 2017 03:33:36 AM
....3% in the first three months of the year, confirming that the country will enjoy 26 years without a recession. Strong growth was recorded in service industries such as finance and insurance, wholesale trade and healthcare, the Australian Bureau of Statistics said on Wednesday, but the manufacturing sector slipped backwards for the 10th time in 11 quarters. ...
South Africa falls into second recession in a decade image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Tuesday 6th of June 2017 11:29:42 AM
....7% between January and March. The downturn, due to weak manufacturing and trade, follows a 0. ...
UK households cut back as Brexit effect on pound hits living costs image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Tuesday 6th of June 2017 05:01:14 AM
....The poll, which excludes government services and retail but still covers half of the overall services sector, is used by investors and policymakers to help predict GDP growth. The compilers said that taken together with their relatively strong reports from the construction and manufacturing sectors last week, the services report still pointed to a rebound in growth for the UK following a very weak start to 2017, when GDP expanded just 0. ...
EY report: Scottish economy 'stuck in slow lane' image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Monday 5th of June 2017 11:23:30 PM
....3% in 2018 and 2019 respectively. However, manufacturing output is predicted to grow in line with the overall economy for the first time since 2013, as weaker sterling and a pick-up in global demand "ultimately provide a boost to exports". ...
Eurozone growth remains fastest for six years, says PMI survey image
....New orders and jobs supported strong business activity across the eurozone in May, according to new data. Growth last month remained at its fastest pace for six years, according to a survey of purchasing managers in both services and manufacturing. ...
Manufacturing 'buoyant' but services slow, surveys find image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Sunday 4th of June 2017 11:05:12 PM
....8 in April. But a separate report found that companies were increasingly positive about the prospects for manufacturing. ...
Government support needed to unlock billions in green business, says industry image
.... Investments by major developing countries alone are projected to be $23tn by the end of the next decade, with green business’s supporters arguing that the UK is well placed to take a share of the burgeoning market. In a letter to the Guardian, a group representing more than 30 of the UK’s green and low-carbon companies forecast that the low-carbon economy would rocket from 2% of the UK’s GDP today to 13% in the next three decades, boosting both manufacturing and services, but only with government support. ...
'Incentives for UK manufacturing' image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Friday 2nd of June 2017 09:28:37 PM
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Disappointing US jobs figures knock markets off peak image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Friday 2nd of June 2017 05:47:06 PM
.... March and April’s figures were revised down by 66,000. The jobs figures came a day after upbeat manufacturing surveys from the UK, Europe and US, which helped outweigh concerns about the UK election and Donald Trump’s decision to pull the US out of the Paris climate deal. ...
How to respond to Trump's America | Joseph Stiglitz image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Friday 2nd of June 2017 01:29:00 PM
....While Trump and his cabinet may know how to make business deals, they haven’t the slightest idea how the economic system as a whole works. If the administration’s macroeconomic policies are implemented, they will result in a larger trade deficit and a further decline in manufacturing. ...
US adds fewer jobs than expected image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Friday 2nd of June 2017 12:56:13 PM
.... Government was also a drag on job creation, with 9,000 fewer positions. Employment in manufacturing also dipped. ...
UK manufacturing in healthy shape despite election uncertainty image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Thursday 1st of June 2017 05:24:04 PM
.... The index (pdf) briefly fell below that watermark after last June’s EU referendum but has now been in growth territory for 10 months. “The strong PMI numbers suggest the manufacturing sector has gained growth momentum in the second quarter after the sluggish start of the year,” said Rob Dobson, a senior economist at survey compiler IHS Markit. ...
India's slowing growth blamed on 'big mistake' of demonetisation image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Thursday 1st of June 2017 01:31:26 PM
....9% – reflected a general economic slowdown in the south Asian giant, compounded by the shock demonetisation of 500 and 1,000 rupee banknotes, worth approximately £6 and £12. The move led to months of acute cash shortages across India that hit the country’s manufacturing and construction sectors particularly hard, the former recording slower growth than in the same period last year. ...
UK comes bottom of G7 growth league as Canada takes lead image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Wednesday 31st of May 2017 04:28:02 PM
....The Canadian economy also appeared to be on a solid footing going into the second quarter, with growth rising by a better-than-expected 0. 5% in March on the back of stronger activity in the manufacturing and retail trade sectors. ...
Bumper bonus: four directors grab £40m each in City payday image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Wednesday 31st of May 2017 11:58:59 AM
....5bn returned to investors over the five-year period. The firm buys and turns around struggling manufacturing businesses before selling them on. ...
Paradise in the Med image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Thursday 25th of May 2017 09:54:43 PM
....Prime Minister Joseph Muscat added: "Our register is more transparent than Germany's or Luxembourg's. Our competitive edge is like giving a manufacturing company land on the cheap to encourage it to set up a factory in our country. ...
'Workers are being punished by Brexit' – experts debate the data image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Thursday 25th of May 2017 11:14:25 AM
.... The numbers in employment were up by over 120,000 in the first quarter of this year – the biggest quarterly increase since the EU referendum. Construction and private services are the main sectors generating jobs in the UK currently – while employment is flatlining in manufacturing and the public sector. ...
UK economy slows more than expected as inflation hits spending image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Thursday 25th of May 2017 09:24:06 AM
.... This was partly due to rising prices,” it said in the data release. “Construction and manufacturing also showed little growth, while business services and finance continued to grow strongly. ...
UK economic growth estimate revised down image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Thursday 25th of May 2017 08:49:40 AM
....8% growth recorded in the last quarter of 2016. The ONS added that the construction and manufacturing sectors showed "little growth", but said business services and finance "continued to grow strongly". ...
UK car production fall blamed on late Easter image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Thursday 25th of May 2017 07:27:24 AM
....Mike Hawes, SMMT chief executive, said: "Car production fell significantly in April due to the later Easter bank holiday weekend which reduced the number of active production days that month and also due to unplanned production adjustments. "Overall, British car manufacturing remains in good health with the production outlook still very positive and significant new models due to go into UK production shortly. ...
UK car production falls at fastest rate in more than two​-​and​-​a​-​half years image
. British car manufacturing went into reverse in April, with production falling at the fastest rate in more than two and a half years. ...
Jaguar Land Rover posts record sales thanks to demand in China and US image
....6bn, up 3%. Jaguar Land Rover has been held up by ministers as a poster child for British manufacturing, and is one of the UK’s largest exporters, with about 80% of revenue generated from cars sold abroad. ...
How can Macron unite Europe? He could start with its armies | Hans-Werner Sinn image
.... But now a reality check is in order, because we do not yet know how the president intends to restore the French economy. The country has an unemployment rate of nearly 10% and its manufacturing sector is 12% below the level before the 2008 global financial crisis. ...
Oil bosses have given £390,000 to Tories under Theresa May image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Tuesday 23rd of May 2017 05:00:43 AM
....A former senior partner in Vitol, Matthew Ferrey, has given £124,000 to the Tories since July. He has since founded Rainworth Capital, which invests in the manufacturing of sensors for oil drilling. ...
Ford chairman denies that he fired chief executive image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Monday 22nd of May 2017 07:20:07 AM
.... . He will focus on modernising Ford and "transforming the company to meet tomorrow's challenges", as new technologies continue to transform manufacturing and the car industry. ...
Forget Brexit, the real challenge is creating enough wealth for an ageing population image
....This is a long-standing problem. Work by Steve Fothergill and Christina Beatty at Sheffield Hallam University has shown how the UK’s old manufacturing heartlands have never really recovered from the deindustrialisation of the 1980s and, to make matters worse, have been at the sharp end of the welfare cuts introduced since 2010. ...
Brexit and the coming food crisis: ‘If you can’t feed a country, you haven’t got a country’ image
.... As it reported, around 20% of all employees in British agriculture come from abroad, these days mostly Romania and Bulgaria, while 63% of all staff employed by members of the British Meat Processors Association are not from the UK. Around 400,000 people work in food manufacturing here, and more than 30% of those are also from somewhere else. ...
Who needs a door handle on a freezer? It’s a ‘cosmetic’ item, says Zanussi image
.... It  is still working well, except the door handle recently developed a crack in the middle and has now broken completely. I wrote to Zanussi hoping for a replacement because this appears to have been caused by a manufacturing fault. ...
Fair shares? image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Sunday 21st of May 2017 12:04:00 AM
...."I have friends working in big law firms and they have a harder time to take parental leave," she says. When it comes to the number of women in management, the biggest discrepancies are still in the traditionally "male" industries of manufacturing and technology. ...
Ikea seeks to make more products in UK to fend off post-Brexit vote price rises image
....“We have a number of sofa suppliers in the UK we work with today and we are looking at what more products could we source in the UK. ” She said manufacturing and sourcing more locally could help offset the risks in importing goods. ...
Sterling's fall buoys UK manufacturers as export orders rise image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Friday 19th of May 2017 01:17:38 PM
.... The pound is about 13% lower against the dollar than it was on the day of the referendum, making British-made goods cheaper abroad. “The improvement in the export orders balance, to its joint highest since December 2013, indicates that the drop in the pound is still having substantial positive effects for manufacturing exporters,” said Ruth Gregory, UK economist at Capital Economics. ...
GM to stop making cars for Indian market image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Friday 19th of May 2017 05:19:34 AM
....GM puts $1bn India plan 'on hold'. The US carmaker said it would stop selling cars in South Africa, and sell its manufacturing business there to Isuzu Motors. ...
Sports Direct recruiter Transline sold to rival Russell Taylor Group image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Thursday 18th of May 2017 05:16:24 PM
....”. Ben Russell, group chief executive of Russell Taylor Holdings – which recruits for construction, engineering, warehousing and manufacturing – said: “Transline has been a growing force within the industrial recruitment industry for nearly three decades. ...
Trump pulls trigger on Nafta negotiations image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Thursday 18th of May 2017 04:43:32 PM
....US Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross said in a statement that the goal of new Nafta talks was to find a "solution that is both fair and beneficial for all parties". "Since the signing of Nafta, we have seen our manufacturing industry decimated, factories shuttered, and countless workers left jobless," he said. ...
Tesla factory workers reveal pain, injury and stress: 'Everything feels like the future but us' image
. When Tesla bought a decommissioned car factory in Fremont, California, Elon Musk transformed the old-fashioned, unionized plant into a much-vaunted “factory of the future”, where giant robots named after X-Men shape and fold sheets of metal inside a gleaming white mecca of advanced manufacturing. ...
Ford looks to cut 1,400 jobs image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Wednesday 17th of May 2017 07:22:17 PM
....In a statement she called the company "the lifeblood of our community". "Every job matters, and we need to ensure we are doing everything we can to ensure a strong manufacturing base and a healthy thriving auto industry," she said. ...
Jobs market will suffer a Brexit slowdown, say experts image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Sunday 14th of May 2017 11:01:29 PM
....Pay expectations are now at their weakest in three and a half years, according to the survey of more than 1,000 employers by HR specialists the CIPD and Adecco, the recruitment agency. “The good news in this latest survey is that employment confidence remains positive, with sectors like manufacturing and production proving particularly buoyant,”said Gerwyn Davies, a labour market adviser at the CIPD. ...
Is Labour's manifesto living in fantasy land? Quite the opposite | Larry Elliott image
.... Fantasy Island, as the title suggests, was not exactly flattering about Britain’s departing PM. It painted a picture of Britain as mired in debt, where the public sector was on the brink of meltdown, where the country was trying to play the part of world policeman on the cheap, and where the growing size of the trade deficit exposed the perils of allowing manufacturing to shrivel. ...
Adidas finds buyer for its golf unit image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Thursday 11th of May 2017 07:22:31 AM
....KPS Capital Partners will be hoping that it has bought into golf at the bottom of the market. It is a private equity firm, which has previously specialised in buying manufacturing firms. ...
Walkers crisps Peterlee factory to close in December image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Tuesday 9th of May 2017 02:25:15 PM
....The company is still consulting with its subsidiary firm PRDC Transport about the fate of 23 additional posts associated with the crisp factory. Tracey Foster, Peterlee manufacturing director at PepsiCo UK said: "We appreciate that this is very difficult news for everyone at the Peterlee site. ...
New rules spark sharp rise in health and safety fines image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Monday 8th of May 2017 03:43:11 PM
.... . BLM said that as a sector construction had paid the most in fines, followed by manufacturing, leisure, logistics and transport, industrials and the public sector. ...
Robotics, AI​​ and 3D printing could close UK's productivity gap image
....The future has already arrived in a small factory in Worcester, according to the man hired by Theresa May to put Britain at the forefront of the next industrial revolution. Juergen Maier, the chief executive of Siemens UK, believes new technologies including robotics, artificial intelligence and additive manufacturing, or 3D printing, can deliver greater productivity and create more highly paid jobs. ...
Making money image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Sunday 7th of May 2017 01:09:00 PM
....The Manchester-based company is now behind a range of household products from Charles Worthington hair care to self-tanning brand St Tropez. The firm actually started out as a commodities trader in the 1880s, but by 1948 had switched to manufacturing, opening its first soap factory in Nigeria. ...
Breaking brands image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Saturday 6th of May 2017 11:46:31 PM
....3bn, and has been hugely damaging to its reputation. Samsung has said it takes "responsibility for our failure to ultimately identify and verify the issues arising out of the battery design and manufacturing process". ...
Lancashire living rooms: the backdrop to cottage industry revolution image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Saturday 6th of May 2017 12:02:08 PM
.... With the first ever National Festival of Making opening in the town on Saturday, Zainab Bilal had several hundred pies to cook – in between her day job as a teacher and taking care of her five children. The 38-year-old is at the forefront of a domestic manufacturing revolution: 200 years on from a time when most people of Pennine Lancashire used their homes at the peak of the cottage industry boom, the area is seeing a renaissance as small-scale producers set up shop in their living rooms and kitchens, selling online via Facebook and Instagram to consumers tired of globalised mass production, who increasingly want to buy local. ...
Burberry to relocate 300 jobs from London to Leeds image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Thursday 4th of May 2017 05:04:20 PM
....Staff in London will be offered the chance to relocate or face redundancy. Plans announced in 2015 for a £50m manufacturing and weaving facility in Leeds, however, remain on hold. ...
Bye bye paper fivers: shops to stop accepting old £5 notes image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Thursday 4th of May 2017 03:36:21 PM
....5 times longer than the paper notes. The Bank says that because of this, they are “better for the environment”, as it means printing fewer notes, which in turn means less energy is used in manufacturing and cash transportation. ...
UK economy gets boost as service sector growth hits four-month high image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Thursday 4th of May 2017 11:14:24 AM
....The UK economy has shown signs of picking up over recent weeks as strong demand from overseas helped offset moribund consumer spending at home, according to a survey that will welcomed by Theresa May’s government as next month’s election approaches. News that Britain’s services sector enjoyed its fastest growth for four months in April follows surveys earlier this week signalling similar improvements for the smaller manufacturing and construction industries. ...
UK service sector growth picks up in April image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Thursday 4th of May 2017 09:49:29 AM
....The services sector accounts for about three-quarters of the UK economy. Markit said the strong performance from the dominant sector, together with similarly upbeat surveys for construction and manufacturing, suggests the economy is currently growing at twice the pace than that seen in the first quarter of the year. ...
Take stock ahead of a stabilising election image
Source : Daily Express [Read Article] Wednesday 3rd of May 2017 09:15:00 AM
....The FTSE climbed almost 20 per cent in 2016 to hit an all-time high in a boost for savers with pension and stocks and shares Isas. It has slipped in recent weeks, but jumped above 7250 yesterday as new data showed UK manufacturing rebounding to a three-year high. ...
UK manufacturing records fastest growth for three years, figures show image
....Britain’s factories enjoyed their fastest growth for three years last month on the back of strong demand at home and abroad, according to a survey that will temper worries about a Brexit-driven economic slowdown this year. The manufacturing sector, which makes up about a tenth of the UK economy, enjoyed the strongest pick-up in new work since the start of 2014 and smashed expectations in April. ...
UK manufacturing growth at three-year high, survey suggests image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Tuesday 2nd of May 2017 09:23:58 AM
. Activity in the UK's manufacturing sector grew at its fastest pace for three years in April, according to a closely-watched survey. ...
Ocado shares boosted by M&S deal report image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Tuesday 2nd of May 2017 07:52:03 AM
....9m for the first three months of the year. On the currency markets, the pound was given a boost by a stronger-than-expected survey of the UK's manufacturing sector. ...
State-owned Swedish firm Vattenfall enters UK energy market image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Monday 1st of May 2017 08:00:24 AM
....Vattenfall’s decision to sell its German coal business last year to focus on green energy also showed it was capable of transforming, Borg added. While Vattenfall is not yet naming its first customers, it said it was in talks with UK retailers, manufacturing industries and data centre operators. ...
Chinese economy cools as key sectors continue to slow image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Sunday 30th of April 2017 02:42:19 PM
. China’s economy has shown more signs of cooling with key barometers from its manufacturing and services sectors dipping in April. ...
China factory output growth slows image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Sunday 30th of April 2017 09:51:37 AM
....". Betty Wang of ANZ Research wrote in a note that the April data "suggests that China's manufacturing activity might have retreated from its peak" in the first quarter. ...

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