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Immigration to Britain falls to five-year low ahead of Brexit: ONS

Aug 22 2019

LONDON Net immigration to Britain sank to its lowest since 2013 during the year to the end of March, driven by a sustained fall in the number of immigrants from the European Union since 2016's Brexit referendum, official figures showed on Thursday.

UK miscounted EU, other immigrants before Brexit vote

Aug 21 2019

LONDON Britain has undercounted its long-term immigrants from the European Union by almost a quarter of a million and overestimated how many non-EU students stayed in the country after their studies, statisticians said on Wednesday.

UK miscounted EU, other immigrants before Brexit vote

Aug 21 2019

LONDON Britain has undercounted its long-term immigrants from the European Union by almost a quarter of a million and overestimated how many non-EU students stayed in the country after their studies, statisticians said on Wednesday.

Scottish budget deficit at seven-year low, but far exceeds UK average

Aug 21 2019

LONDON Scotland's budget deficit has fallen to a seven-year low but remains much larger as a share of the economy than the average deficit for Britain as a whole, official figures showed on Wednesday -- figures that were seized on by opponents of Scottish independence.

UK yields lift off record lows on global stimulus bets

Aug 16 2019

LONDON Long-dated British government bond yields bounced off record lows and short-dated yields jumped to a four-week high on Friday, as investors paused for breath after ditching stocks in favour of bonds earlier this week.

Explainer: UK to loosen budget purse strings as Brexit nears

Aug 15 2019

LONDON Prime Minister Boris Johnson's government has made billions of pounds of new spending commitments in its first three weeks in office, even before the potential costs of a disruptive, no-deal Brexit are taken into account.

UK 30-year yields fall below 1% for first time on record

Aug 15 2019

LONDON British 30-year government bond yields <GB30YT=RR> fell below 1% for the first time on record on Thursday, after investors flocked into safe fixed-income assets on growing fears of a global recession.

Explainer: UK to loosen budget purse strings as Brexit nears

Aug 15 2019

LONDON Prime Minister Boris Johnson's government has made billions of pounds of new spending commitments in its first three weeks in office, even before the potential costs of a disruptive, no-deal Brexit are taken into account.

Online spending helps UK retail sales grow unexpectedly in July

Aug 15 2019

LONDON British retail sales unexpectedly edged up in July, helped by the strongest growth in online spending in three years, as consumers continued to support the economy before the Oct. 31 Brexit deadline.

UK inflation unexpectedly overshoots BoE target in July

Aug 14 2019

LONDON Britain's inflation rate unexpectedly overshot the Bank of England's 2% target on Wednesday, raising the cost of living even before sterling's slide has had much chance to feed into consumer prices.

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