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theFINANCIAL -- Widespread Weakness. Concerns are rising about the performance of the UK economy in Q2. It certainly hasn’t been an auspicious start. The trade deficit widened (again) in the three months to April by £1.9bn, to £9.7bn. Exports to the EU fell by £1.3bn, while imports stayed relatively flat. Overall, our services surplus narrowed and export deficit widened. Sluggish exports ...

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The FINANCIAL -- Nearly 80% of the planed funding volume of EUR 5.5–6.5 billion has already been raised by the summer. Even though the first months of the year are typically busy and account for ...

The FINANCIAL -- Nearly 200 firms took part in the NatWest Legal Benchmarking Report 2018, now its 6th year, produced with Robert Mowbray of legal consultancy Taylor ...

The FINANCIAL -- Pressure building. Confidence returned to the UK service industry in May with its PMI reaching 54.0, up from 52.8 in April. That’s the second month of recovery since the ...

The FINANCIAL -- BOSTON--Wells Fargo & Company, NeighborWorks America and its network member, NeighborWorks Southern Mass, announced the NeighborhoodLIFT program that will expand to the Boston ...

The FINANCIAL -- Notably, activity and new orders both expanded at the weakest rates in 22 months. Despite growth momentum softening in May, optimism towards the 12-month business outlook improved, ...

The FINANCIAL -- HSBC Holdings plc is holding an update for investors and analysts. The theme of the update is “Return to Growth and Value ...