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UK expenditure strains budget as Johnson eyes more spending

21 Aug 2019

LONDON Higher government spending ate into Britain's seasonal budget surplus in July, underlining the budget constraints facing Prime Minister Boris Johnson, who has promised to boost outlays as he prepares the country for Brexit.

Leicester crash Lampard's Chelsea home-coming party

19 Aug 2019

LONDON Chelsea manager Frank Lampard had to settle for a 1-1 draw against Leicester City in his first home match in charge on Sunday as a second-half header by Wilfred Ndidi cancelled out Mason Mount's early goal on his home debut.

UK holiday-makers feel early hit from pound's new Brexit fall

01 Aug 2019

LONDON For millions of people in Britain, the timing of sterling's latest pre-Brexit fall could not have been worse, coming just as they prepare to head abroad on their summer holidays.

UK holiday-makers feel early hit from pound's new Brexit fall

01 Aug 2019

LONDON, Aug 1 For millions of people in Britain, the timing of sterling's latest pre-Brexit fall could not have been worse, coming just as they prepare to head abroad on their summer holidays.

UK mortgage lending perks up in Brexit lull, consumer credit softer

29 Jul 2019

LONDON Britain's housing market appeared to benefit from a brief lull in Brexit worries last month, Bank of England data showed on Monday, but consumer lending growth was the weakest in over five years, adding to the mixed signals coming from the economy.

UK's Johnson to take helm of economy as warning signs flash

24 Jul 2019

LONDON Britain's incoming Prime Minister Boris Johnson will inherit an economy that could be heading for a slowdown or even a recession, weakening his hand in the battles ahead as the country prepares to leave the European Union.

UK's Johnson to take helm of economy as warning signs flash

23 Jul 2019

LONDON Britain's incoming Prime Minister Boris Johnson will inherit an economy that could be heading for a slowdown or even a recession, weakening his hand in the battles ahead as the country prepares to leave the European Union.

Britain calls ship seizure 'hostile act' as Iran releases video of capture

21 Jul 2019

GENEVA/LONDON Britain on Saturday denounced Iran's seizure of a British-flagged oil tanker in the Gulf as a "hostile act" and rejected Tehran's explanation that it seized the vessel because it had been involved in an accident. | Video

UK borrowing grows as new PM prepares to take over

19 Jul 2019

LONDON Britain's budget deficit swelled in the first three months of the tax year, official data showed, putting the public finances on a shakier footing even before a new prime minister moves into Downing Street next week clutching costly spending pledges.

London house prices fall at fastest rate in a decade

17 Jul 2019

LONDON House prices in London fell at the fastest pace in almost 10 years in May, according to official data that also showed inflation hitting the Bank of England's 2% target for a second month running in June.

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