Rob Dobson

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The pace of the fall in UK production volumes was the fastest in seven years

British manufacturing is “suffocating” as a downturn in the sector continued into July, according to a closely watched industry survey that showed fac(...)

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UK manufacturers reported a near-record increase in stockpiling during December as uncertainty over the outcome of the Brexit negotiations reached fe(...)

UK manufacturing has expanded at the strongest pace in four months. Photograph: iStock

UK manufacturing expanded at the strongest pace in four months in August, lifted by both export orders and domestic demand. A measure of factory outp(...)

Europe’s slow but steady recovery has ploughed forward despite headwinds. Photograph: iStock

Euro area manufacturing expanded in October at the fastest pace since early 2014, with strengthening demand creating room for higher prices. A Purcha(...)

The new orders subindex was 49.5, barely above the flash and September reading of 49.3.

Euro zone manufacturing activity expanded slightly slower than first thought last month as further discounts at the factory gate failed to drive up ne(...)

Weak consumer spending and business investment brought the French economy to a standstill in the first quarter of the year. Photograph: Christian Hartmann/Reuters

French business activity unexpectedly shrank in May for the first time in three months and industry morale weakened, surveys and data showed today, un(...)