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UK manufacturing growth ebbs, denting hopes for balanced recovery
LONDON (Reuters) - Britain's manufacturing revival slowed sharply last month as the Ukraine crisis crimped demand from abroad, further denting hopes for a more balanced economic recovery.
Manufacturing industry hit by weaker exports  
Shock drop in UK manufacturing growth - are the finest days of UK recovery over?  
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Fund manager Neil Woodford today sold his stake in HSBC, citing concerns about "fine inflation" in the banking industry.
(Noon): Shares in Tesco fell a further 1.6% following news that a major shareholder in the UK supermarket giant had cut its stake.
bank of england The Bank of England report a small fall in the number of approved mortgages for July. Photograph: Gareth Fuller/PA.
The long term economic growth of the UK is dependent on a single, larger airport hub, according to the Confederation of British Industry (CBI).
Russian billionaire Len Blavatnik's investment group Access Industries has offered to take sports rights group Perform private at 260p a share.

Trends

GainersChange Mkt Cap
BA69 City of London Investment Trust plc 8.00% 1,097.76M
DC Dixons Carphone PLC 6.15% 4,209.71M
ABG African Barrick Gold PLC 4.84% 1,004.30M
SBD Songbird Estates plc 4.17% 1,850.94M
RDW Redrow plc 3.06% 1,047.43M
LosersChange Mkt Cap
CTYA City of London Investment Trust plc -26.32% 1,097.76M
NEPI New Europe Property Investments plc -6.67% 1,801.21M
AFR Afren Plc -5.18% 1,023.52M
ASC ASOS plc -4.11% 2,275.71M
MRW Wm. Morrison Supermarkets plc -2.59% 4,037.35M
Excludes shares with mkt cap of less than �1,000M. Learn more