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Most Asian markets rise after China’s rate cut, as investors await further news on trade

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A survey on UK household finances shows that people reported further strain this month. The headline index from IHS Markit remained at 44.4 in November, pointing to a negative assessment of household finances.

The outlook for the year ahead also remained stuck in downbeat territory during November, although the respective index was broadly unchanged from that seen in October.

UK households retained their pessimistic view towards job security during the latest survey period. Those employed in sectors such as retail and manufacturing reported a negative outlook towards job security. Nevertheless, growth of both incomes from employment and workplace activity was registered in November.

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Corbyn is due to speak at 11:15am GMT at the CBI conference at the InterContinental in southeast London, while Swinson addresses the business group at 2:25pm GMT.

The Lib Dem leader will be followed by Ivan Menezes, the chief executive of drinks maker Diageo, who will be speaking about the UK as a place to invest, from a global perspective.

Continue reading…Most Asian markets rise after China’s rate cut, as investors await further news on trade 9.50am GMTA survey on UK household finances shows that people reported further strain this month. The headline index from IHS Markit remained at 44.4 in November, pointing to a negative assessment of household finances.The outlook for the year ahead also remained stuck in downbeat territory during November, although the respective index was broadly unchanged from that seen in October. UK households retained their pessimistic view towards job security during the latest survey period. Those employed in sectors such as retail and manufacturing reported a negative outlook towards job security. Nevertheless, growth of both incomes from employment and workplace activity was registered in November. 9.31am GMTCorbyn is due to speak at 11:15am GMT at the CBI conference at the InterContinental in southeast London, while Swinson addresses the business group at 2:25pm GMT. The Lib Dem leader will be followed by Ivan Menezes, the chief executive of drinks maker Diageo, who will be speaking about the UK as a place to invest, from a global perspective. Continue reading…

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