For the first time since November 2016, retailers expect their business situation to improve over the next three months.
The pound fell on Thursday after UK growth was revised lower by the Office for National Statistics in its second estimate of fourth-quarter gross domestic product (GDP)
US stocks reversed early gains and Treasury bonds sold off late on Wednesday after the Federal Reserve sent a rather hawkish message to markets, minutes from its most recent meeting revealed
The number of pre-owned homes sold in the US fell at its fastest rate for three years in January.
The UK’s productivity has improved for the second successive quarter, according to the latest figures. Output per hour rose 0.8% in the fourth quarter of 2017 compared with the same period in 2017
Sterling lost ground on Wednesday after UK labour market data showed a rise in the rate of unemployment, but signs of underlying wage growth in December kept alive some expectations of a May interest rate rise