UK recession likely, says Bank of England

十月 22, 2008 at 08:04 | 張貼於Economy, UK | 發表留言
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More storm clouds settled on the British economy last night, with a near-blizzard of gloomy forecasts, depressing data and downbeat pronouncements from leading figures. The Governor of the Bank of England, Mervyn King, said yesterday: “It now seems likely that the UK economy is entering a recession." The CBI virtually confirmed that recession has already arrived in much of the economy, in its latest survey of industrial trends yesterday.

Manufacturing still employs almost three million workers, and their prospects are increasingly bleak, as the credit crisis spreads from banking and property into the “real economy". The CBI says its members have not been as pessimistic about output and orders since 1980, during the worst recession since the Second World War.

The credit squeeze has started to affect the finance available to businesses, especially smaller ones, and even the fast-depreciating pound has not helped win many new export orders. Car makers, including Nissan in Sunderland, have announced short-time working.

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