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UK inflation up, London house prices fall by most since 2009

LONDON (Reuters) – Britain’s main inflation rate ticked up last month but stayed close to January’s two-year low, helping consumers maintain their spending power as wage growth also picked up, even though the timing of Brexit remained uncertain. FILE PHOTO Read more ›

FCA to curtail investment platform exit fees

LONDON (Reuters) – Britain’s financial markets regulator on Thursday proposed a package of measures aimed at improving competition in the investment platforms market, including restricting the use of exit fees. It follows initial recommendations set out last July to help Read more ›

Hip hop best bet for a cheese that will please: Swiss study

Exposing cheese to round-the-clock music could give it more flavor and hip hop might be better than Mozart, Swiss researchers said on Thursday. Source link

BoE most likely to cut rates in a no-deal Brexit – Tenreyro

LONDON (Reuters) – The Bank of England is more likely to cut interest rates than raise them in the event of a no-deal Brexit, rate-setter Silvana Tenreyro said, the latest BoE official to back the idea of coming to the Read more ›

UK borrowers, defying Brexit nerves, regain appetite for credit

LONDON – British households took out more mortgages and increased their borrowing in January, adding to signs that consumers are less worried about Brexit than many businesses, Bank of England data showed. FILE PHOTO: A Union Jack themed Visa credit Read more ›

No-deal Brexit would take a chip off UK home values – Reuters poll

LONDON (Reuters) – Britain’s over-valued housing market will undergo a modest correction if the country leaves the European Union at the end of next month without a deal, a Reuters poll found, with London being affected to a greater degree. Read more ›

Bank of England’s Vlieghe scales back rate hike view

LONDON (Reuters) – The Bank of England can probably raise interest rates only around once a year, given the weakening of the economy in Britain and around the world, and even that slow pace might be too much, a top Read more ›

Russian court extends custody of Baring Vostok’s Calvey until April

MOSCOW (Reuters) – A Russian court on Saturday ordered Michael Calvey, the U.S. founder of one of Russia’s biggest private equity firms accused of fraud, to be kept in custody until April 13. Founder of the Baring Vostok private equity Read more ›

EDF Energy becomes second UK supplier to announce 10 percent price rise

FILE PHOTO: The logo of Electricite de France SA (EDF) is pictured on the facade of a building in Paris, France, August 5, 2018. Picture taken August 5, 2018. REUTERS/Regis Duvignau/File Photo LONDON (Reuters) – EDF Energy will raise its Read more ›

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 ›