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Global economic news round-up

HSBC brings you a summary of the latest economic news stories from around the world

  • 20 Jul 2018
  • 10:24

Oliver Haill

UK government deficit falls to lowest since 2007

(Sharecast News) - UK public finances continued to improve in June, with government borrowing falling to its lowest level…

  • 19 Jul 2018
  • 14:34

Duncan Ferris

Hackney council clamps down on nightlife with new curfew

(Sharecast News) - Nightlife in the London borough of Hackney is under threat after the local council voted in favour of a…

  • 19 Jul 2018
  • 12:18

Caoimhe Toman

Local councils take legal action against Heathrow Airport expansion

(Sharecast News) - Five local councils notified the Theresa May's government that they are seeking a judicial review of the…

  • 19 Jul 2018
  • 11:16

Oliver Haill

Pound drops to 10-month low after disappointing week of data

(Sharecast News) - Sterling was sent slipping and sliding to below $1.30 for the first time in 10 months after a series of…

  • 19 Jul 2018
  • 09:33

Abigail Townsend

Weather and World Cup blamed as high street sales wilt in June

(Sharecast News) - UK retail sales fell back in June, as the football World Cup and hot weather saw consumers abandon the high…

  • 18 Jul 2018
  • 09:31

Abigail Townsend

Pound tumbles as UK inflation misses analyst targets

(Sharecast News) - Expectations for an interest rate rise in August have faltered after June's UK inflation rate fell short of…

  • 17 Jul 2018
  • 11:49

Sean Farrell

OBR sees no Brexit dividend as Carney warns on no deal

(Sharecast News) - The government's fiscal watchdog has rejected the prime minister's claim there will be a "Brexit…

  • 17 Jul 2018
  • 11:48

Iain Gilbert

UK govt accused of blocking self-employed access to Universal Credit

(Sharecast News) - The government's refusal to change its stance on monthly calculations for Universal Credit payments…

  • 17 Jul 2018
  • 09:35

Sean Farrell

Slowing pay growth and record employment set puzzle for BoE

(Sharecast News) - Pay growth has slowed to its weakest in six months despite record employment, posing a puzzle for the Bank…

  • 17 Jul 2018
  • 06:40

Sean Farrell

OBR to warn NHS spending pledge ups pressure for tax rises

(Sharecast News) - The government's unfunded pledge to spend more on the National Health Service has increased pressure for…

  • 16 Jul 2018
  • 14:45

Caoimhe Toman

UK migration numbers fall to four-year low

(Sharecast News) - Net migration from the European Union to the UK fell to its lowest level since 2013, fresh data from the…

  • 16 Jul 2018
  • 11:33

Josh White

GDP growth muted in China, though retail sales shine

(Sharecast News) - Fresh data out of Beijing on Monday showed GDP growth slowing slightly in the People's Republic, with…

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