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UK inflation just reversed its downward trend for 2018 — and it’s thanks to the cost of video games

The Office for National Statistics released its latest snapshot of price inflation in the UK on Wednesday. Here's how things looked.

It’s becoming more and more clear that Brexit is driving EU nationals out of the UK

Comparing the data period — April to June 2018 — with the same period last year, the ONS said that there were 86,000 fewer EU nationals in jobs in the UK. In total, 2.28 million EU nationals work in Britain.

Britain’s unemployment rate has plunged to 4% — a level not seen in more than 40 years

The latest snapshot of the UK's employment market was released by the Office for National Statistics on Tuesday. Here's how things looked.

The pound continues to dive after dollar ‘sucker punch’

"The fears of a no-deal Brexit have piled the pressure on the pound and the dollar’s rally has come as a sucker punch," Neil Wilson, the chief market analyst at Markets.com, said in an email.

The pound ‘dived faster than Neymar’ after ‘terrible’ UK retail sales numbers

The Office for National Statistics said on Thursday that retail sales in June grew 2.9% on an annual basis, well under economists' forecasts of 3.9%. Month-on-month growth turned negative, with sales shrinking by 0.5% between May and June. Economists had expected growth of 0.4%.

Online shopping is finally going to be included in UK inflation figures

The UK’s Office for National Statistics (ONS) will now take into account online prices, to measure the "Amazon effect" on the changing cost of goods and services in the economy, the Telegraph reported.
City workers cross London Bridge during the morning rush-hour in the City of London August 11, 2010.

UK unemployment falls once again — and Brits are finally getting a pay rise

Unemployment in the UK unexpectedly fell between December and February, according to new data released by the Office for National Statistics on Tuesday.
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Britain is the only major economy on earth where growth is slowing

The ONS released the third estimate of GDP growth for the fourth quarter of 2017 on Thursday.

Britain just became the slowest-growing major economy in the world

The ONS released the second estimate of GDP growth for the fourth quarter of 2017 on Thursday.

GDP beats: Britain’s economy grew faster than expected at the end of 2017

The ONS released the first estimate of GDP growth for the fourth quarter of 2017 on Friday.