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UK economy grows faster than expected ahead of Brexit

Stockpiling by manufacturers ahead of Brexit helped the UK economy grow by 0.3% in the three months to February. The Office for National Statistics pointed to manufacturers "changing the timing of their activities" as the UK's exit from the EU approaches. Although...

World economy facing delicate moment, IMF says

The global economy is at what the International Monetary Fund's chief economist calls a "delicate moment". Gita Gopinath says that while she does not predict a global recession, "there are are many downside risks". The IMF has released its regular assessment of the...

Dow starts week with 80-point decline led by Boeing

The Dow Jones Industrial Average fell on Monday as Wall Street digested strong gains from the previous week and looked ahead to the start of the corporate earnings season. The 30-stock Dow declined by 84 points. The S&P 500 eked out a 0.1% gain to close at...

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