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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 Mar 2017
  • 14:48

Michele Maatouk

London terror attack: Four dead, others injured in Westminster outrage

(ShareCast News) - Four people, including one policeman and an alleged attacker were killed on Wednesday after a terrorist…

  • 22 Mar 2017
  • 13:53

Andrew Schonberg

UK faces labour shortage as weak pound sparks EU worker exodus - BoE

(ShareCast News) - EU workers are quitting the UK as the Brexit-induced weakness of sterling erodes the value of earnings they…

  • 22 Mar 2017
  • 13:05

Maryam Cockar

George Osborne defends Evening Standard editorship to Tatton constituents

(ShareCast News) - Former Chancellor George Osborne has defended his decision to be the next editor of the London Evening…

  • 22 Mar 2017
  • 11:42

Frank Prenesti

UK bank cheques to clear within 24 hours by 2018

(ShareCast News) - Britain's antiquated cheque clearing system will finally enter the 21st century later this year when new…

  • 22 Mar 2017
  • 11:27

Michele Maatouk

UK households most pessimistic about financial prospects since 2013

(ShareCast News) - UK households were the most pessimistic about their financial prospects in March since November 2013 as…

  • 22 Mar 2017
  • 10:16

Conor Coyle

Top UK bosses earning 190 times more than average employee in UK

(ShareCast News) - Chief executives of the UK's top companies are trousering an average wage that is 190 times bigger than the…

  • 21 Mar 2017
  • 15:10

Alexander Bueso

Manufacturers' order books bulge in March as pound weakens, CBI says

(ShareCast News) - Manufacturers' export order books were at their strongest in three years in March amid expectations for…

  • 21 Mar 2017
  • 11:07

Frank Prenesti

UK house prices rise 6.2% in year to Jan vs 5.7% in Dec

(ShareCast News) - Average house prices in the UK have increased by 6.2% in the year to January 2017, up from 5.7% in the year…

  • 21 Mar 2017
  • 10:15

Oliver Haill

UK inflation surge adds to BoE rate hike pressure

(ShareCast News) - Inflation in February crashed up though the Bank of England's 2% target for the first time in over three…

  • 21 Mar 2017
  • 10:06

Michele Maatouk

UK public sector net borrowing lowest in 10 years

(ShareCast News) - Data released by the Office for National Statistics on Tuesday revealed that the government borrowed the…

  • 20 Mar 2017
  • 10:52

Andrew Schonberg

Labour prepares for possible UK snap election on 4 May amid likely Brexit talks

(ShareCast News) - The Labour Party is fortifying itself for a snap election as chatter ramps up that PM Theresa May could…

  • 20 Mar 2017
  • 07:21

Michele Maatouk

UK house prices up 1.3% in March; Midlands lead the way

(ShareCast News) - House prices in England and Wales rose 1.3% on the month in March to £310,108, marking the biggest…

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