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BCC: Manufacturing figures suggest keeping interest rates low

Manufacturing output in June 2014: up 0.3% on the month, up 1.9% on the year Total industrial production in June 2014: up 0.3% on the month, up 1.2% on the year David Kern urges the MPC not to ‘jump the gun’ on interest rates ahead of its decision tomorrow Commenting on the manufacturing and production figures for June 2014, David

Written on 6th August 2014Lillie Geistdorfer. Published in BCC, Economy, Manufacturing, News

BCC’s UK Monthly Economic Review for August 2014

This briefing provides an easy-to-use commentary on the key economic indicators for UK businesses. The report also provides a comparison between the economic data compiled by external organisations such as the Office for National Statistics (ONS) and the BCC’s own Quarterly Economic Survey and economic forecast. This month’s headlines: UK  economy grew by 0.8% in Q2 2014, driven by a

Written on 4th August 2014Lillie Geistdorfer. Published in BCC, Economy, News

BCC’s Global Monthly Economic Review: July 14

The latest briefing from the British Chamber of Commerce is now available. It is an easy-to-use commentary on key global economic indicators relevant to UK businesses. The report also aims to provide a regular update on UK’s trade position in comparison to its key trading partners. This month’s headlines: IMF lowers global growth, but upgrades the UK to be the

Written on 31st July 2014Lillie Geistdorfer. Published in BCC, Economy, News

Disappointing manufacturing figures strengthen case for interest rates to remain low, says BCC

 Manufacturing output in May 2014: down 1.3% on the month, up 3.7% on the year Total industrial production in May 2014: down 0.7% on the month, up 2.3% on the year Commenting on the manufacturing and production figures for May 2014, published today by the ONS, David Kern, Chief Economist at the British Chambers of Commerce (BCC) said: “Despite the

Written on 8th July 2014Lillie Geistdorfer. Published in BCC, Economy, News

QES Results: A more positive feeling!

Bradford businesses have shown more signs of confidence and growth as the economic recovery begins to stretch its legs. Bradford Chamber of Commerce reports that its latest quarterly economic survey shows more businesses are increasing their sales levels, turnover and investment plans, especially in manufacturing.  Among other questions, the survey asked whether company order books are more favourable than three

Written on 8th July 2014Lillie Geistdorfer. Published in Economy, News

Chambers voice in Downing Street

West & North Yorkshire Chamber of Commerce was represented at a meeting with the Chancellor of the Exchequer this week. George Osborne hosted a meeting at 11 Downing Street with a dozen fast-growing firms from across Britain. The discussion focused on practical ways to boost exports, business investment, and growth. Led by British Chambers of Commerce Director General John Longworth

Written on 3rd July 2014Lillie Geistdorfer. Published in Current Issues, Economy, Lobbying, News

Monthly Economic Review – July

The Monthly Economic Review from British Chambers of Commerce is available to download. The document looks at issues like investment, employment, output and earnings in a simple yet effective way, enabling people to see more clearly what else is happening in the world beyond Bradford. Download here.

Written on 3rd July 2014Lillie Geistdorfer. Published in Economy, News

Grand Depart International Business Festival forges economic legacy

An International Business Festival (IBF) to bring senior decision-makers from industry, government, enterprise and academia together alongside the Tour de France Grand Départ (2-4 July) is set to define a world-beating, legacy approach to foreign and domestic investment, whilst generating millions in new business, say the event organisers. Leading panellists have been brought together for the sector-led delegate programme by

Written on 12th June 2014Lillie Geistdorfer. Published in Economy, News

BCC: Manufacturing figures indicate economy is making progress

Manufacturing output in April 2014: up 0.4% on the month, up 4.4% on the year Total industrial production: up 0.4% on the month, up 3.0% on the year Commenting on the manufacturing and production figures for April 2014, published today by the ONS, David Kern, Chief Economist at the British Chambers of Commerce (BCC) said: “These figures reaffirm our recent

Written on 10th June 2014Lillie Geistdorfer. Published in BCC, Economy, News