Economic Indicators 

Next week's economics: 26-30 Aug

Chris Dillow

Chris Dillow

UK companies’ cash flow is deteriorating. Bank of England figures next week are expected to show that non-financial companies' bank deposits rose only around 1 per cent in the past 12 months, the weakest growth since 2011. This matters, as such growth has been a lead indicator – albeit imperfect – of output growth; slowdowns in corporate cash holdings in 2001, 2007-08 and 2011 all led to falls in manufacturing output growth. 

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