Brexit: UK growth tipped to slow as firms run down stockpiles

Business group downgrades GDP rises and warns dwindling investment will hurt long-term economyEconomic growth in Britain is expected to slow to the lowest levels since the financial crisis as firms run down Brexit stockpiles, according to a leading bus…

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Is the global economy in for a new oil shock? | Larry Elliot

Trump’s hawkish stance with Iran could prove too much for an already fragile world economyAn oil price surge prompted by trouble in the Middle East inevitably conjures up memories of late 1973, when a dramatic rise in the cost of crude ended the long p…

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UK jobs growth slows amid Brexit uncertainty

Rise of 32,000 in three months to April was weakest since August Jobs growth in the British economy has cooled after months of employers appearing to shrug off Brexit concerns.Employment in Britain increased by 32,000 to reach a record high of 32.75 mi…

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Half of job growth to be limited to London, inequality inquiry finds

UK2070 commission urges government to emulate German reunification to bridge gap London and the south-east will see more than half of the UK’s future job growth if the government does not address the massive gulf between the capital and everywhere else…

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Online sales heat up in warm weather but high street feels chill

Clothing sales, a sunny February and web promotions drive fastest online growth British shoppers have notched up the fastest quarterly growth in online retail sales on record, in the latest sign of the shifting trends fuelling the decline of the high s…

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