LONDON Britain's budget deficit unexpectedly widened in August, driven by subdued tax receipts, a rise in the state pension and higher EU budget payments, but Chancellor Philip Hammond probably still has room to ease his grip on spending later this year.
LONDON British inflation jumped unexpectedly to a six-month high in August, pushed up by bigger-than-usual seasonal increases in sea and air fares and briefly sending sterling above $1.32 for the first time since July.
LONDON It is an image that became a symbol of the global financial crisis -- about 20 bankers, their backs turned to the window, attending an emergency meeting at the London office of Lehman Brothers as the firm slid toward collapse. | Video
LONDON Bank of England Governor Mark Carney said on Tuesday he was ready to extend his time in charge of the central bank to help Britain's economy as it leaves the European Union. | Video
LONDON British manufacturers had their weakest month in over two years and export orders suffered a rare decline in August, a warning that a world economic slowdown, as well as the approach of Brexit, is weighing on the country's factories, a survey showed.
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LONDON Investors returning from their summer holidays in the coming days are likely to feel a distinct chill in the air as they assess the world economy. | Video
LONDON British consumers appear little fazed by the possibility of a no-deal Brexit, but businesses have turned more worried, surveys showed on Friday.
LONDON The split in Britain's ruling party over how to leave the European Union was exposed again on Friday as pro-Brexit MPs turned on the Chancellor for his latest warning that a so-called hard Brexit would hurt the economy.
LONDON Britain reported its biggest budget surplus for the month of July in 18 years on Tuesday, giving finance minister Philip Hammond some extra room for manoeuvre as he faces pressure to relax his grip on spending later this year.