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Global economic news round-up

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

  • 21 Aug 2017
  • 12:33

Michele Maatouk

Household finances still under pressure in August - Markit

(ShareCast News) - UK households were a little less downbeat about their finances in August, according to the latest survey…

  • 21 Aug 2017
  • 12:22

Conor Coyle

UK to seek 'most frictionless' possible trade agreement post-Brexit

(ShareCast News) - The UK's negotiating team will seek an agreement with the EU which "allows the freest and most…

  • 21 Aug 2017
  • 11:50

Iain Gilbert

Government to ban cold calling to protect pensioners from scams

(ShareCast News) - The UK government has outlined its plans to combat pension scams in a consultation report on Monday as…

  • 21 Aug 2017
  • 11:12

Conor Coyle

NHS facing rate hikes as private hospitals get £52m tax break

(ShareCast News) - Private hospitals in the UK are using a tax perk to save £52m on their business rates while NHS services…

  • 21 Aug 2017
  • 10:39

Josh White

Ofgem warns power network operators over poor performance

(ShareCast News) - Energy regulator Ofgem told Britain's electricity distribution network operators on Monday that their…

  • 21 Aug 2017
  • 08:12

Oliver Haill

House prices fall at sharpest rate this year - Rightmove

(ShareCast News) - UK house prices fell in August by the largest month-on-month rate this year, but still improved compared to…

  • 18 Aug 2017
  • 13:53

Iain Gilbert

Tourist numbers rise as the pound falls

(ShareCast News) - According to a report from the Office for National Statistics 3.5m overseas residents visited the UK in…

  • 18 Aug 2017
  • 08:54

Frank Prenesti

Leaving EU without trade deal would not hurt UK - Thinktank

(ShareCast News) - Leaving the European Union without a trade deal in place would not be a disaster for the British economy, a…

  • 17 Aug 2017
  • 16:11

Ikaba Koyi

Investors more confident in Asia Pacific and Europe region than UK and US

(ShareCast News) - UK investors are most confident about backing the Asia Pacific region and global emerging markets more than…

  • 17 Aug 2017
  • 13:31

Conor Coyle

Just 40% of new businesses operating with insurance - AXA

(ShareCast News) - More people than ever are throwing off the shackles to start their own business, but are doing so without…

  • 17 Aug 2017
  • 10:26

Iain Gilbert

British households cutting costs at two year high

(ShareCast News) - An increasing number of Britons have sought to change spending habits in order to cut down on household…

  • 17 Aug 2017
  • 09:57

Oliver Haill

UK retail sales remain subdued but beat forecasts

(ShareCast News) - UK retail sales were stronger than expected in July but strong food sales are continuing to mask wider…

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