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Euro zone bond yields hover near recent lows

Euro zone bond yields hover near recent lows

Euro zone government bond yields hovered near recent lows on Wednesday in a quiet start to the European day as traders waited for direction from the U [...]
UK private-sector growth slows to weakest since March – PMI data

UK private-sector growth slows to weakest since March – PMI data

British private-sector growth slowed sharply last month due to supply-chain bottlenecks and high worker absences prompted by COVID-19 isolation requir [...]
New Zealand Jobless Rate Drops to 4%, Fueling Rate-Hike Bets

New Zealand Jobless Rate Drops to 4%, Fueling Rate-Hike Bets

New Zealand’s unemployment rate fell more than forecast in the second quarter as the economy’s recovery boosted hiring and began to stoke wage inflati [...]
Ireland’s Catholic church, government clash over COVID-19 restrictions

Ireland’s Catholic church, government clash over COVID-19 restrictions

Five Roman Catholic bishops from Ireland's 22 dioceses are set to defy COVID-19 restrictions after instructing local parishes to hold communion and co [...]
UK house price growth cools as tax cut deadline passes – Nationwide

UK house price growth cools as tax cut deadline passes – Nationwide

British house prices rose 10.5% in July compared with the same month last year, slowing from June's leap of 13.4%, as a deadline for a full tax break [...]
UK ‘pingdemic’ plans could cover 10,000 workers, minister says

UK ‘pingdemic’ plans could cover 10,000 workers, minister says

British plans to roll out daily contact testing within the food chain to prevent workers from having to isolate when 'pinged' by the COVID-19 app cou [...]
Euro zone businesses boomed in July but confidence weakened

Euro zone businesses boomed in July but confidence weakened

Euro zone business activity expanded at its fastest monthly pace in over two decades in July as the loosening of more COVID-19 restrictions gave a boo [...]
UK growth slows sharply in July after COVID ‘pingdemic’ hits

UK growth slows sharply in July after COVID ‘pingdemic’ hits

Britain's rapid economic bounce-back from the coronavirus pandemic slowed sharply in July as a new wave of cases forced hundreds of thousands of worke [...]
UK consumer spending dips in week to July 15 – card data

UK consumer spending dips in week to July 15 – card data

Consumer spending on credit and debit cards in Britain fell by 5 percentage points in the week to July 15 from the week before, according to data pub [...]
UK manufacturers’ growth expectations strongest on record, CBI says

UK manufacturers’ growth expectations strongest on record, CBI says

British manufacturers' expectations for output growth over the next three months are the strongest on record as the economy bounces back from its coro [...]
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