Employers’ organisation reduces forecast for GDP increases in 2016 and 2017 to 2.3% and 2.1% respectively
Britain can borrow cheaper than ever before, as panic selling drives investors out of shares and into bonds. Federal Reserve chair Yellen testifies again.
Uncertainty over EU vote and fragile global recovery means that confidence has fallen back to where it was in 2012
Manufacturers’ organisation EEF predicts sector will see modest growth but cautious mood will prompt further cuts to UK jobs and investment
The services sector continues to outpace manufacturing, still suffering from export volatility, as people rush to borrow more
Corporate short-term thinking is holding back investment - governments need to step in now