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What to make of this week’s mixed economic data

The pound has plummeted, while the FTSE100 has risen

By Tony Yates  

Electronic ticker tape shows the FTSE 100 inside the London Stock Exchange, as worries over Brexit negotiations have sent the pound tumbling to fresh 31-year lows, but the London market has powered ahead as sterling's woes have buoyed stocks.

This week, during the Conservative Party Conference, we have had a flurry of economic data; market data reacting to events in the conference itself, and more backward-looking data giving us clues about how the economy has been weathering…

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