Overall services industry activity stuttered. Its PMI dipped to 51.9 from 52.2, although edging above a 51.5 flash reading

Euro zone business activity stayed near stall speed last month, with manufacturing seemingly continuing to act as a drag on its dominant services indu(...)

Germany, the euro region’s largest economy, faces the risk of falling into a recession should output contract again in the three months through September. Photograph: iStock

Activity in the euro area’s private sector unexpectedly picked up, though a meaningful rebound remains out of sight. IHS Markit’s composite Purchasin(...)

Forward-looking indicators did not point to a bounce back and business expectations for the year ahead dropped, a survey showed

Euro-zone business activity picked up slightly last month but remained weak as a modest upturn in the services sector offset a continued deep downturn(...)

Photograph: iStock

UK services growth was subdued last month, indicating stagnation in the economy ahead of Britain’s exit from the European Union. IHS Markit’s Purcha(...)

Labour MP Chris Williamson: suspended from the party pending an investigation. Photograph:  HO/PRU/AFP

The British Labour Party’s deputy leader, Tom Watson, has sought a meeting with Jeremy Corbyn to discuss making tackling anti-Semitism “the number-one(...)

The December euro zone final manufacturing Purchasing Managers’ Index (PMI) was 60.6, matching an earlier preliminary reading, the highest since the survey began in June 1997

Euro zone factories ended 2017 growing at their fastest pace in more than two decades while performance in Asia was more uneven, with its third-larges(...)

Governor of the Bank of England Mark Carney. Photograph: Epa/Armando Babani

There was some good news for Bank of England governor Mark Carney on Tuesday, as the UK’s inflation rate unexpectedly stuck at its five-year peak of 3(...)

Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn  was a long-time admirer of Venezuela under its late socialist leader Hugo Chavez.  Photograph: Victoria Jones/PA

Jeremy Corbyn has condemned the “violence done by all sides” in the Venezuela conflict but stopped short of criticising its socialist president, Nicol(...)

Average prices charged for goods and services increased at the weakest pace in five months in June. Photograph: iStock

The euro-area economy recorded its fastest expansion in six years in the second quarter even as momentum eased in June due to weakening services activ(...)

Jeremy Corbyn  in Blythe, northeast England, on Monday: “He’s a genuine principled man who means what he says and says what he means,” says Labour’s Chris Williamson. Photograph: Scott Heppell/AFP/Getty Images

Under a sycamore tree in the corner of a car park in Derby, Jeremy Parkin was surrounded by about 100 people as he gave them a crash course in “persu(...)

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