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Global economic news round-up

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

  • 22 May 2018
  • 12:57

Sean Farrell

China cuts car import duties as it seeks deal to save ZTE

(Sharecast News) - China said it would cut import duty on passenger cars in an apparent concession to the Trump administration…

  • 22 May 2018
  • 11:17

Sean Farrell

Manufacturing loses steam as orders slow, CBI survey shows

(Sharecast News) - Factory order books weakened in May and output growth slowed to its weakest for more than two years in…

  • 22 May 2018
  • 10:11

Sean Farrell

BoE's Vlieghe says rates could rise six times in three years

(Sharecast News) - Interest rates could rise six times over the next three years, one of the most dovish members of the Bank…

  • 22 May 2018
  • 10:10

Duncan Ferris

Smurfit Kappa has high hopes for 'pioneering' food packaging

(Sharecast News) - Paper-based packaging firm Smurfit Kappa on Tuesday launched its "pioneering" MB12 cardboard…

  • 21 May 2018
  • 11:27

Iain Gilbert

Sturgeon vows to 'restart' Scottish independence

(Sharecast News) - Scotland's first minister Nicola Sturgeon has said she intends to "restart" the debate on…

  • 21 May 2018
  • 10:21

Oliver Haill

House prices fall in South East England for first time since 2011

(Sharecast News) - Property asking prices climbed to a new record high this month, but prices fell across south-east England…

  • 21 May 2018
  • 09:59

Oliver Haill

Tories and bookmakers prepare in case of early election

(Sharecast News) - Theresa May has received mixed support for her compromise Brexit custom plans, with some Tory MPs preparing…

  • 21 May 2018
  • 08:41

Caoimhe Toman

Russian 'dirty money' puts UK security at risk, report warns

(Sharecast News) - A committee of MPs are calling for a clampdown of Russian money laundering through the City of London's…

  • 20 May 2018
  • 20:48

Duncan Ferris

CBI chief to urge government and businesses to tackle 'Brexit logjam'

(Sharecast News) - CBI president Paul Drechsler will use his last major speech in the role to call for an end to Brexit…

  • 20 May 2018
  • 20:44

Iain Gilbert

Price of a UK flat up £75,000 over last five years, says Halifax

(Sharecast News) - Despite their waning popularity, the average price of a flat in the UK has risen by a total of £75,074…

  • 18 May 2018
  • 13:24

Iain Gilbert

Downing Street taps City vets to lead probe into 'toothless' FRC

(Sharecast News) - Downing Street has handpicked a group of City veterans to launch a probe into the Financial Reporting…

  • 17 May 2018
  • 13:37

Caoimhe Toman

UK taken to Europe's highest court over excessive pollution

(Sharecast News) - The European Commission is dragging the UK along with Germany, France, Italy, Romania and Hungary before…

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