General News

UK’s economic recovery is starting to stutter

Latest financial data now shows that the UK’s economic recovery is starting to stutter. May’s CIPS manufacturing survey suggests that industrial sector has started to contract again. The fall in the overall PMI from 54.4 to 52.1 was primarily driven by a slump in the output balance from 56.3 to 49.9. On past form, that leaves the balance consistent with quarterly falls in manufacturing output of around 1%.

Panda Power!

A number UK companies have seen their Google rankings drop substantially after the search engine rolled out its latest "Panda" update, intended to demote sites which scrape content from others, to the UK and other English-language Google users.