Indonesia records lowest inflation rate in two decades

Jakarta (VNA) – Indonesia’s inflation rate in July dropped to the lowest level since 2000 as the COVID-19 pandemic ravages people’s purchasing power, according to  Statistics Indonesia’s (BPS). The country’s consumer price index (CPI) was up by 1.54 percent year-on-year in July, below Bank Indonesia’s (BI) target range of between 2 and 4 percent. It […]

London property slump puts brake on UK house price growth

The second-lowest annual growth was in the north-east, where prices dropped 0.6% in the year to June. Prices are still growing strongly in other areas of the country, led by the West Midlands where prices rose by 5.8%, and the east Midlands with 4.1% annual growth.

UK coronavirus hospital deaths up by 7 in lowest Tuesday rise in lockdown

– Getting NHS services to near-normal levels before winter – when a second wave of Covid-19 is feared in flu season – will be a “big stretch”, warned Niall Dickson, chief executive of the NHS Confederation.

UK coronavirus deaths drop 26% in a WEEK to lowest level since before lockdown

There were 217 coronavirus deaths in the week ending July 24 – the lowest number in the last 18 weeks Coronavirus deaths accounted for 2.4% of all deaths in England and Wales in the same week The weekly death toll is a 26.4% fall from the week before The number of deaths in that week […]

UK’s ‘racist’ visa screening system scrapped by government after legal challenge

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UK factory output grows at fastest rate since 2017

British manufacturing output grew at its fastest pace in nearly three years in July as factories reopened and demand began to pick up after the coronavirus lockdown was eased, a closely watched business survey showed on Monday.The IHS Markit/CIPS manufacturing Purchasing Managers’ Index (PMI) rose to 53.3 in July from June’s 50.1, broadly in line […]

Coronavirus: Weekly COVID-19 deaths at lowest level since before lockdown, official figures show

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UK shares surge as upbeat factory activity data lifts global sentiment; HSBC drags

“The risk of further restrictions and lockdowns will continue to be a huge cloud of uncertainty for many industries, but after months of disruption, there may be a sense of relief at this data,” said Craig Erlam, senior market analyst at OANDA Europe.

Russian hackers accused of stealing UK-US trade documents from Liam Fox emails

He added: “I can tell you that as a minister, and other ministers, we are very careful with data and how we use our devices, whether physically or obviously on on the cloud, and the government in all departments takes these things very, very seriously.”

UK clubs are closing – this is how a nightlife revolution begins

Away from the high street, in every city in Britain there’s great work being done. Historically the significant, pioneering, unforgettable music and nightlife has been in small-scale and hidden venues, down a street no one can find, putting on bands your parents have never heard of in a cheaper part of town, behind a bus […]