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Small increase in UK house prices in March, says Halifax

The bank's March house price index shows a slight increase in price

UK house prices increased 0.4% in March compared to the previous month— higher than expected as house price growth continues to slow, according to a survey by Halifax. Economists had previously forecast a marginal 0.1% growth. Prices in the three months to March were 8.1 percent higher than they were ...

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UK service sector growth accelerates

PMI figures for services indicate faster 2015 growth than in the same period in 2014

Activity in the UK’s service sector has accelerated to its fastest pace since August last year, according to a survey. The Markit/CIPS Purchasing Managers’ Index (PMI) survey rose to 58.9 in March, its strongest reading since August last year and up from the 56.7 recorded in February. Any reading below ...

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Euro zone manufacturing boosted by weak euro

Manufacturing activity across the euro zone accelerated faster than expected

Growth of the euro zone manufacturing production accelerated to a ten-month high in March while the weak Euro boosts exports, according to business survey. The release by Markit’s final March manufacturing Purchasing Managers’ Index (PMI) shows that the manufacturing sector had reached a 10-month high of 52.2. It has been ...

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