China economy posts record growth

World stocks hit record highs after strong China and US data

World stocks surged to record highs on Friday after the US and China posted robust growth data and bolstered expectations of a solid global economic rebound. After months of lockdowns and COVID-19 restrictions signs of recovery are beginning to emerge.
UK Financial Services Optimism

Financial services optimism rebounds and job vacancies rise

Financial institutions' sentiment surged to 52% in March - its fastest month-on-month rise since December 2013. Growth in job vacancies also reflects changing attitudes towards Brexit concerns as uncertainty over businesses post-Brexit futures begins to fade. With more financial services companies in the UK becoming increasingly optimistic...
Cryptocurrency platform Coinbase launches

Crypto exchange platform Coinbase makes its market debut

The cryptocurrency firm, Coinbase, made its stock market debut, triggering a listing frenzy that drove up the likes of Bitcoin and XRP.
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UK on course for strong Q2 following economic slump in January

Following a difficult start to 2021, the UK looks poised for a sharp economic recovery in Q2 as businesses reopen in April.
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Brexit disrupts travel plans for UK students

Brexit red tape continues to cause disruption for UK students looking to study abroad, as confusion mounts over new EU travel requirements.
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UK economy to be fuelled by consumer spending boom

April is expected to experience a sharp surge in consumer spending which looks to fuel the UK economy and provide a strong Q2.
UK unemployment rate beats forecasts

UK unemployment rate beats forecast and falls to 5%

The UK labour market improved slightly in February and the unemployment rate fell back to 5%. One-third of small businesses are still in fear of going bust.
Riski Sunak Budget

Budget 2021 key points: Rishi Sunak’s COVID-19 recovery plan

What you need to know about Rishi Sunak’s UK Budget 2021 - furlough extension, self-employed grants, tax hikes and restart grants for businesses. Read our complete review of the March 2021 UK Budget and how it impacts both business and people individually...
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UK avoids double-dip recession despite 2020 slump

The UK appears to have avoided the anticipated double dip recession as outlook for the UK economy continues to improve
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UK green list could include most European countries

EasyJet CEO expects Spain, Greece, France, Italy and other European countries to feature on the UK government’s travel “green list”. After months of uncertainty, the UK government has finally offered some hope on the travel horizon, and it seems that international travel for the summer holidays is full-steam ahead...

UK consumer confidence at highest level since pandemic

UK economic outlook is continuing to improve as its revealed the UK consumer confidence has risen to its highest level since the start of the coronavirus pandemic.
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UK Prepares for economic recovery

The UK economy is set to see a sharp recovery next week as businesses reopen and public spending expected to surge.
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Fall in German immigration leads to zero population growth

Low immigration and COVID-19 concerns have led to zero population growth in Germany for the first time since 2011.
COVID vaccine rollout

Lockdown rules and UK vaccination programme update

As the UK economy reopens, we take a look at the latest lockdown rules for the UK and the latest vaccine developments.
UK Property Market

The future of the UK property market in post-Brexit 2021

Despite the extension to the stamp duty holiday, UK property price growth continues to fall as the Bank of England predicts a 35% decline over the next three years.
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UK continues Self-Employed Aid During Coronavirus Crisis

As self employed individuals in the UK continue to navigate through the coronavirus pandemic, there will be a fifth grant available covering May – September.
Johnson & Johnson jab suspended

UK vaccine trial expanded, US pause J&J jab rollout

The United States temporarily suspended the rollout of the J&J vaccine after one patient died following the jab, and another is now in critical condition after being admitted to hospital with blood clots. UK’s “mix and match” COVID vaccine trial expanded and firms agree to cut COVID test costs.
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UK manufacturing sector still optimistic despite slowing growth

Despite the struggles the UK manufacturing sector has experienced over the past year, companies are hopeful for strong output during the second half of 2021.