UK manufacturing growth was stronger in October, says PMI survey – BBC News

Image copyright Getty Images British manufacturers reported stronger growth in October, driven by higher domestic demand and export orders. The IHS Markit/CIPS purchasing managers’ index (PMI) rose to 56.3 last month, from 56 in September. A reading above 50 indicates expansion. It was the fifteenth consecutive month of expansion for the sector, and will fuel […]

‘In the UK, it’s about survival’: Why UK publishers aren’t going all-in on video – Digiday

‘In the UK, it’s about survival’: Why UK publishers aren’t going all-in on video – Digiday

While publishers in the U.S. have “pivoted to video” in droves, those in the U.K. haven’t done so to the same degree, due to a smaller market, fewer VC-backed publishers and comparatively less reliance on Facebook. The much-mocked term “pivot to video” has become a catch-all phrase for replacing text-based journalists with video specialists. Since […]

UK house prices pick up but still under pressure, says Nationwide – The Guardian

UK house price growth edged up to a three-month high in October, but pressure on household budgets is weighing on the market according to Nationwide. Annual growth in house prices picked up to 2.5% from 2.3% in September, as a shortage of homes on the market and low mortgage rates propped up prices, the lender […]

Brexit fails to dent UK as a top place to do business –

Britain has maintained its place as one of the top 10 countries in the world for ease of doing business despite worries that political turmoil and the Brexit negotiations could dent the country’s appeal to companies. The UK is the seventh best place to do business, according to the World Bank’s annual report on competitiveness. […]

Harvey Weinstein: UK inquiry widens to seven women – BBC News

Image copyright AFP UK police investigating Harvey Weinstein are now looking at sexual assault allegations from seven women. Officers are investigating separate incidents alleged to have taken place between the 1980s and 2015 in London and outside of the UK. The Hollywood film producer has “unequivocally denied” any allegations of non-consensual sex. No arrests have […]

Regulator cuts UK oil and gas estimates – BBC News

Image copyright Getty Images The oil and gas offshore industry regulator has reduced its estimates of the amount of known oil and gas left under UK waters. The amount in known reserves and capable of extraction has dropped from 6.3 billion barrels to 5.7 billion, over the year to the end of 2016. The central […]

Eurozone outpaces UK with fastest growth since 2011 – business live – The Guardian

The UK’s muted growth outlook stands in stark contrast to 2016, when the UK sat close to the top of G7 growth charts alongside Germany. Brexit negotiations in particular are weighing on the UK economy. Significant progress on three key issues is needed for discussions to move on to the post-Brexit trade relationship between the […]