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LONDON | The Latest: Britain sees record trade deficit with EU

LONDON (AP) — The Latest on Britain’s plans to leave the European Union (all times local): 2 p.m. In its last full-year as a member of the European Union, Britain recorded a record trade deficit with the bloc. The Office for National Statistics said the country’s trade in goods deficit with EU countries widened by … Continue reading LONDON | The Latest: Britain sees record trade deficit with EU

LONDON | British economy slows down sharply amid acute Brexit unease

LONDON (AP) — Official figures show that the British economy slowed sharply in the last three months of 2018 as uncertainties over Brexit intensified. The Office for National Statistics said Monday that the British economy grew by a quarterly rate of only 0.2 percent during the fourth quarter, down from the 0.6 percent tick recorded … Continue reading LONDON | British economy slows down sharply amid acute Brexit unease

LONDON | EU workers leave UK in record numbers as Brexit looms

LONDON — Brexit is already having an impact on Britain’s labor market, with the number of people from the European Union working in the country falling by a record amount. The Office for National Statistics said Tuesday the number of EU nationals working in Britain fell by 132,000 in the three months to September compared … Continue reading LONDON | EU workers leave UK in record numbers as Brexit looms

LONDON | UK economy grows at fastest tick in nearly 2 years

LONDON— Official figures show that the British economy grew in the third quarter of the year at its fastest pace for nearly two years. The Office for National Statistics said Friday that the economy expanded by a quarterly rate of 0.6 percent in the July to September period. That’s up from the previous quarter’s 0.4 … Continue reading LONDON | UK economy grows at fastest tick in nearly 2 years

LONDON | UK economy accelerates in the 2nd quarter

LONDON  — Britain’s economy accelerated in the second quarter as warmer weather fueled construction and consumer spending after snow and ice curtailed activity in March. The Office for National Statistics said Friday that gross domestic product expanded by 0.4 percent in the three months through June compared with the previous quarter, when growth was 0.2 … Continue reading LONDON | UK economy accelerates in the 2nd quarter