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Euro zone business activity barely grew in April, PMI shows

Apr 18 2019

LONDON Businesses across the euro zone stumbled into the second quarter as demand remained weak despite more modest price rises, surveys showed on Thursday.

UPDATE 1-Euro zone business activity barely grew in April, PMI shows

Apr 18 2019

* All three headline PMIs weaker than forecast (Adds comment, details)

No Brexit more likely than a disorderly one, say economists

Apr 17 2019

LONDON The chances that Brexit will be cancelled are now greater than the chances Britain will leave the European Union without a deal, according to economists in a Reuters poll, who again pushed back their expectations for when the Bank of England will raise interest rates.

Growth stumbling but central bank arsenals are near-empty

Apr 12 2019

LONDON Global economic growth is slowing, according to the International Monetary Fund, policymakers and hundreds of economists polled by but that downturn is coming at a time when central banks' arsenals are running on empty.

Sterling to rise 3 percent if Brexit deal looks likely - Reuters poll

Apr 05 2019

LONDON Sterling will rally 3 percent if the Brexit gridlock is resolved and Britain looks likely to leave the European Union with a deal but the currency will tumble 5 percent if negotiations fail, a Reuters poll found.

Euro zone March business activity stayed in the doldrums: PMI

Apr 03 2019

LONDON, Business activity across the euro zone was lethargic last month, according to a survey which suggested a downturn in manufacturing is gradually infecting the bloc's dominant services industry. | Video

Euro zone factory activity contracts faster in March: PMI

Apr 01 2019

LONDON, Factories in the euro zone had their worst month for almost six years in March and forward looking indicators pointed to gloomy times ahead, a survey found, grim reading for European Central Bank policymakers. | Video

Global factory activity weak in March as clouds gather

Apr 01 2019

LONDON/HONG KONG Factory activity remained weak around the world last month, reinforcing worries of a global slowdown as forward-looking indicators pointed to gloomy times ahead, surveys showed on Monday.

UK's payments gap widens as global slowdown, Brexit weigh

Mar 29 2019

LONDON Britain's balance of payments shortfall grew in the last few months of 2018, exacerbated by disappointing trade numbers as the world economy slowed and Brexit neared.

Global growth rebound hopes hit by weak factory data

Mar 22 2019

LONDON/TOKYO Manufacturers in Europe, Japan and the United States suffered in March as surveys showed trade tensions had left their mark on factory output, a setback for hopes the global economy might be turning the corner on its slowdown.

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