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LONDON (Reuters) - British inflation unexpectedly slowed last month for the first time since October, dousing expectations among investors that the Bank of England might soon raise interest rates for the first time in a decade. Consumer prices rose by...
(Reuters) - Election-related letters and growth from its continental European parcel business helped Britain's Royal Mail (RMG.L) to eke out a 1 percent gain in first-quarter revenue, the resilience boosting its shares. After years of underinvestment, the former monopoly was...
TORONTO (Reuters) - In the mysterious world of diamond mining, it turns out that some stones are too big to sell. Canada's Lucara Diamond Corp will have to cut its tennis ball-sized rough diamond to find a buyer, industry insiders...
LONDON (Reuters) - The number of foreign holidaymakers coming to Britain in the first three months of this year jumped by 21 percent, adding to other signs that the fall in the value of the pound since last year's...
LONDON (Reuters) - The British Chambers of Commerce said on Thursday that consumer-facing businesses had suffered in the face of higher inflation over the past three months and that a better outlook for exporters was too little to compensate. Whether...
LONDON (Reuters) - British workers saw their pay and bonus growth fall further behind inflation in the three months to end-May, data showed on Wednesday, but the jobless rate hit a 42-year low. The duel reports will complicate the debate...
LONDON (Reuters) - Britain's biggest housebuilder Barratt built just 76 more homes in its last financial year than the one before, it said on Wednesday, despite a government drive to end a chronic shortage in housing. Britain needs to build...
LONDON (Reuters) – Prime Minister Theresa May will try to wrest back control of Britain’s political agenda on Tuesday by unveiling proposals to protect workers in the “gig economy” in a direct challenge to opposition parties. May wants to signal...
LONDON (Reuters) - A surprise dip in underlying food sales knocked shares in Marks & Spencer on Tuesday, though the British retailer said its recovery was still on track thanks to a second consecutive quarterly increase in full-price clothing...
By Andy Bruce and Jonathan Cable | LONDON Britain's economy has struggled to gain momentum after a slow start to 2017, according to data published on Friday which raised questions about the chances of the Bank of England raising interest rates this year. Output by British...

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