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Shock drop in UK manufacturing growth - are the finest days of UK recovery over?
Poor manufacturing data could signal the end of a hot streak for UK growth. Surveys of the nation's manufacturing sector saw an unexpected fall this August, as purchasing managers' index (PMI) figures dropped from 54.8 to 52.5.
UK manufacturing PMI hits 14-month low in August - Markit/CIPS  
UK manufacturing activity at 14-month low  
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Top stories

New Tesco boss Dave Lewis's first day in the job has been marred by another painful share price fall and the revelation over the weekend that one of its biggest and most faithful investors, Harris Associates, has sold two-thirds of its stake in the beleaguered ...
London Mayor Boris Johnson has branded plans to expand Heathrow as �madness�, as a CBI report calls for �spades in the ground� on a project to expand air capacity in the capital by 2020 today.
The number of loan approvals for house purchase dropped from a six month average of 67,563 to 66,569 in July, according to new data from the Bank of England.
Fund manager Neil Woodford today sold his stake in HSBC, citing concerns about "fine inflation" in the banking industry.
Manufacturing delivered an unpleasant surprise today as the latest survey of activity in the sector unexpectedly dropped to a 14-month low on the back of weaker exports and slowing new orders.

Trends

GainersChange Mkt Cap
BA69 City of London Investment Trust plc 8.00% 1,097.76M
ABG African Barrick Gold PLC 5.18% 1,007.58M
SBD Songbird Estates plc 4.17% 1,850.94M
ERM Euromoney Institutional Investor PLC 3.33% 1,432.45M
RDW Redrow plc 3.21% 1,048.91M
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 -6.34% 1,011.04M
ASC ASOS plc -3.92% 2,280.32M
MRW Wm. Morrison Supermarkets plc -2.54% 4,039.69M
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