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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 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 ›

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 ›

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 ›

Former energy executive David Crane is on a mission to save the planet

NEW YORK (Reuters) – What if one of the largest U.S. coal-burning utilities became a leader in green energy? When David W. Crane was chief executive of NRG Energy, he pursued that vision, pushing the company to transform itself by Read more ›

UK house prices record biggest fall since April – Halifax

LONDON (Reuters) – British house prices fell at the fastest pace since April last month, figures from mortgage lender Halifax showed on Friday, though other data pointed to a smaller slowdown, six months before Britain is due to leave the Read more ›

Global shares slip on China growth fears, dollar gains

NEW YORK (Reuters) – Global equity markets fell on Monday amid unease over the impact of the U.S.-China trade war on China’s growth, while the dollar gained against the euro as Italian bond yields spiked on a brewing spat over Read more ›

Dollar scales 11-month peak on yen as U.S. yields surge

SYDNEY (Reuters) – The dollar climbed an 11-month top on the yen on Thursday as stunningly strong U.S. economic data drove Treasury yields to their highest since mid-2011, while Japanese stocks attempted to re-claim a 27-year peak. Visitors are seen Read more ›

House prices rise only slowly again in September – Nationwide

LONDON (Reuters) – British house prices rose only slowly again in September, extending their weak run since the 2016 Brexit vote, according to data published on Tuesday by mortgage lender Nationwide. FILE PHOTO: Terraced houses are seen in Primrose Hill, Read more ›

Asia stocks slip as NAFTA lift fades; oil near 4-year highs

TOKYO (Reuters) – Asian stocks fell on Tuesday as the lift from an agreement that saved the North American free trade deal faded, with cautious views on the global economy curbing risk sentiment. FILE PHOTO: Men stand in front of Read more ›