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  • UK economy set for strong 2015, but premature rate hike 'huge risk': BCC

    Britain's economy still looks on course to expand at a strong pace in 2015, but raising interest rates now would pose a "huge risk" to its recovery, the British Chambers of Commerce said on Wednesday. The BCC trimmed its forecasts for economic growth...
  • UK services sector expands faster than expected in November: PMI

    Britain's services sector expanded faster than expected last month, a survey showed on Wednesday, suggesting the economy may be slowing less than previously thought following a year of robust growth. The closely watched Markit/CIPS services purchasing...
  • UK mortgage approvals fall to lowest in more than a year: Bank of England

    British lenders approved the fewest mortgages since June 2013 in October but consumer lending boomed, official data showed on Monday, as shoppers' morale stayed high despite a loss of momentum in the housing market. The Bank of England said that consumer...
  • UK October factory output slides, hit by electronics, after strong September

    British industrial output unexpectedly fell in October as manufacturing was dragged down by a sharp fall in production of electronic products following a strong September. Output for industry overall fell 0.1 percent in October having jumped by a revised...
  • Many who helped end World War I will never be celebrated

    Go to war and every politician will thank you, and they'll continue to do so — with monuments and statues, war museums and military cemeteries — long after you're dead. But who thanks those who refused to fight, even in wars that turned out to...
  • 'Pride' named best film of 2014 at British Independent Film Awards

    'Pride' named best film of 2014 at British Independent Film Awards
    "Pride," a drama set in 1984 about gay and lesbian activists raising funds for striking British miners, was named best film of the year Sunday night at the Moet British Independent Film Awards in London. Andrew Scott and Imelda Staunton won supporting-...
  • BoE's Weale: signs recovery will boost productivity 'tenuous'

    Signs that Britain's economic upturn will soon end years of poor productivity growth are tenuous at best, which could mean interest rates will need to rise, Bank of England policymaker Martin Weale said on Monday. Weak productivity has been a major...
  • UK rate rise in 2015 to test high-debt households

    Britons who have relied on years of record-low interest rates to manage hefty mortgages are looking nervously ahead to 2015, when the Bank of England finally looks set to start raising rates. British people have more debt per head than in any other big...
  • UK consumer spending rises as 'Black Friday' crosses Atlantic: Visa

    British consumer spending grew strongly in November after many big retailers adopted U.S.-style "Black Friday" promotions, payments company Visa Europe said on Monday, suggesting spending for 2014 as a whole may rise at its fastest rate since 2010....
  • Watching British TV ads — a different kind of holiday tradition

     Watching British TV ads — a different kind of holiday tradition
    Welfare officers arrive at an ordinary British house — they seem to suspect ill-treatment of one of the occupants. They're emotionally overwhelmed by the task — we see one of them shaking and crying, almost unable to continue. They find the...
  • Loan of Elgin Marbles piece to Russia spurs several controversies

    Loan of Elgin Marbles piece to Russia spurs several controversies
    The British Museum's decision to lend a piece from the disputed Elgin Marbles collection to Russia's Hermitage Museum ignited disputes across Europe on Friday, with the Greek government condemning the cultural overture as "an affront to the Greek people."...