British house price growth touched an eight-month low in annual terms in September, adding to signs that the market may be cooling again ahead of the October Brexit deadline, a survey showed on Tuesday.
Global food prices declined in August, driven by sharp falls in the prices of staple cereals and sugar, according to a report issued today by the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations.
Global food prices declined marginally in June, as lower prices of dairy products and vegetable oils more than offset a significant jump in maize quotations, and are now very close to their level of a year ago, according to a report by the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations released on Sunday.
Oil hit multi-week highs on Monday after OPEC indicated it was likely to maintain production cuts that have helped boost prices this year, while escalating Middle East tensions provided further support.
Australia and New Zealand Banking Group cut fixed mortgage rates on Friday, the last of the country’s growth-starved big banks to do so in recent weeks as they chase new customers amid lower funding costs.
The Bank of England could be set a target for house price inflation under plans being explored by the Labour party, with tougher powers to restrict mortgage lending to close the gap between property prices and average incomes.
A decision by US aviation giant Boeing to cut production of its 737 aircraft has hit the shares of the company and its suppliers in US pre-market trading, as the company continues to grapple with a crisis following two deadly crashes in less than five months.