Europe edged closer towards the deflation abyss on Friday as the inflation rate across the single-currency bloc fell to a five-year low of just 0.3 per cent.
London's property market stagnated for a second month in August as buyers became reluctant to accept high asking prices amid the prospect of increasing borrowing costs, Hometrack Ltd.
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House prices hit a new record high this month after jumping 11 per cent over the past year, the Nationwide said this morning. The average house price across the UK is now �189,306 - up �357, or 0.8 per cent, in just a month.