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  • Calendar event / Thursday at 8:30 GMT

    GB GDP 2nd estimate

    forecast
    actual
    Med GDP, Q/Q%
    +0.3%
    +0.2%
    Med GDP, Y/Y%
    +2.1%
    +2%
    Med GDP Quarterly First Estimate
    +0.3%
    Med GDP Yearly First Estimate
    +2.1%
  • Article / 18 May 2017 at 5:06 GMT

    3 Numbers: UK retail spending in April on track to rebound

    editor/analyst / CapitalSpectator.com
    United States
    3 Numbers: UK retail spending in April on track to rebound
    Today’s official update on UK retail sales is widely expected to bring good news after a recent soft patch. In the US, the Philly Fed Manufacturing Index is on track to show moderate growth in May, while the GBPUSD rally continues to be supported by political factors on both sides of the Atlantic.
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  • Calendar event / 17 May 2017 at 8:30 GMT

    GB UK monthly unemployment figures

    forecast
    actual
    High Jobless Claimants % of Workforce
    2.3%
    High Jobless Claimants-Adj
    +19400
    Med Avg Earnings Ex-Bonuses, 3-Mo
    +2.1%
    +2.1%
    Med Unemployment Rate, 3-Mo
    4.7%
    4.6%
    Med Unemployment, Net Chg, 3-Mo
    -53000
  • Calendar event / 16 May 2017 at 8:30 GMT

    GB UK monthly inflation figures

    forecast
    actual
    High CPI, Y/Y%
    +2.7%
    +2.7%
    High Core CPI, Y/Y%
    +2.3%
    +2.4%
    High Retail Price Idx, Y/Y%
    +3.5%
    Med CPI, M/M%
    +0.4%
    +0.5%
    Med Core CPI, M/M%
    +0.5%
    Med Retail Price Idx, M/M%
    +0.5%
    16 May
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    Sterling has a greater purchasing power currently so the above data may well be more muted next month.
  • Article / 16 May 2017 at 4:58 GMT

    3 Numbers: Britain's CPI expected to hit three-year high

    editor/analyst / CapitalSpectator.com
    United States
    3 Numbers: Britain's CPI expected to hit three-year high
    Inflation is picking up in the UK, as today's CPI update for April should show. In the US, economists expect to see a faster annual pace of industrial output in today’s April report. And US housing starts are on track to rise in April, albeit with a narrow range relative to recent history.
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    Euro zone inflation is at 2% you cannot blame Brexit for that. 
    Now for all you remainers & EU contributors, Manufacturing optimism is at the highest since 1995,...
  • Article / 11 May 2017 at 16:22 GMT

    Did May time the election just right?

    Managing Partner / Spotlight Group
    United Kingdom
    Did May time the election just right?
    Indications are that UK economic growth is slowing, and the Bank of England governor on Thursday expressed concerns about squeezed consumers as wages are unlikely to keep up with inflation this year. The prime minister may have timed the June election as much with a view to the economic outlook as to her lead in the polls.
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  • Article / 11 May 2017 at 15:22 GMT

    BoE forecasts suggest more balanced growth ahead

    Head of Trading / The ECU Group plc
    United Kingdom
    BoE forecasts suggest more balanced growth ahead
    The Bank of England held rates steady as expected on Thursday and slightly trimmed its 2017 growth forecast, but nudged up its 2018 and 2019 growth projections and indicated that rates may need to rise in the latter part of its forecast period by more than the yield curve currently suggests. Essentially the bank's forecasts suggest more balanced UK growth ahead.
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  • Calendar event / 11 May 2017 at 8:30 GMT

    GB UK trade

    forecast
    actual
    Med Global Goods-SA (GBP)
    -11.8B
    -13.4B
    Med Non-EU Goods-SA (GBP)
    -4.7B