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UK house prices stagnate ahead of Brexit – Nationwide

FILE PHOTO: Estate agent’s signs hang from houses in the Selly Oak area of Birmingham, Britain September 25, 2018. REUTERS/Darren Staples LONDON (Reuters) – British house prices rose by just 0.1 percent in annual terms in January, their weakest increase Read more ›

UK consumer morale stuck at lowest since 2013 as Brexit nears

LONDON (Reuters) – British consumers remained their gloomiest in five-and-a-half years this month as a small improvement in their personal finances offset growing concern about the outlook for the next 12 months, when Britain is due to leave the European Read more ›

UK mortgage lending slows in December – UK Finance

FILE PHOTO – Property sale signs are seen outside of a group of newly built houses in west London, Britain, November 23, 2017. REUTERS/Toby Melville/File Photo LONDON (Reuters) – British banks approved fewer mortgages last month than in November and Read more ›

Gloom shrouds UK housing market outlook as Brexit nears

LONDON (Reuters) – The outlook for Britain’s housing market is darkening fast ahead of Brexit, with sales expectations falling to their lowest level in at least 20 years by one measure, surveys showed on Thursday. FILE PHOTO: Property sale signs Read more ›

Iran approves anti-money laundering bill to ease foreign trade

LONDON (Reuters) – A powerful Iranian council approved an anti-money laundering bill on Saturday, state media reported, a major step towards reforms that would bring Iran into line with global norms and could facilitate foreign trade in the face of Read more ›

UK mortgage approvals show first annual rise in 14 months – UK Finance

LONDON (Reuters) – A decline in the number of mortgages approved by British high-street banks flattened out last month, with the first year-on-year rise since September 2017, figures from industry group UK Finance showed on Friday. FILE PHOTO: Property sale Read more ›

Trump calls Fed ‘only problem’ in U.S. economy; markets slump

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – President Donald Trump blasted the Federal Reserve on Monday, describing it as the “only problem” for the U.S. economy, as top officials convened to discuss the growing rout in stock markets caused in part by the president’s Read more ›

Brexit worries push UK house price gauge to six-year low – RICS

LONDON (Reuters) – A measure of British house prices hit a six-year low in November as the approach of Brexit put off buyers and sellers, a survey of property valuers showed on Thursday. FILE PHOTO: A woman passes the window Read more ›

UK inflation expectations hit five-year high – BoE

LONDON, Dec 7 (Reuters) – The British public’s expectations for inflation in a year’s time have risen to a five-year high but fewer people expect an interest rate hike over the next 12 months, a Bank of England survey showed Read more ›

UK house price growth edges off five-year low – Nationwide

FILE PHOTO: A couple view properties for sale in an estate agents window in London, Britain August 22, 2016. REUTERS/Peter Nicholls/File Photo LONDON (Reuters) – British house price growth picked up slightly this month from October’s five-year low, but the Read more ›