UK avoids 'Brexit black hole' in January, but economy still sluggish - business live

The Guardian - Mar 12, 13:41 GMT

Britain grew faster than expected in January, as consumers shake off Brexit anxiety, but the longer-term picture is less rosyLatest: Pound hit by backstop adviceBreaking: GDP up by 0

Britain grew faster than expected in January, as consumers shake off Brexit anxiety, but the longer-term picture is less rosy

Just in: Britain has become the latest country to ban Boeing’s 737 Max 8 plane, following Sunday’s Ethiopian Airlines crash.

The Civil Aviation Authority has ruled that the aeroplane – Boeing’s newest model – is not permitted to take off, land, or even fly within UK air space.

“Our thoughts go out to everyone affected by the tragic incident in Ethiopia on Sunday.

“The UK Civil Aviation Authority has been closely monitoring the situation, however, as we do not currently have sufficient information from the flight data recorder we have, as a precautionary measure, issued instructions to stop any commercial passenger flights from any operator arriving, departing or overflying UK airspace.

BREAKING: U.K. joins Aus­tralia and Sin­ga­pore in becoming the latest country to suspend passenger flights on Boeing's 737 Max jet; Britain is also banning the operation of the jet in its airspace. https://t.co/Mu6tLvtQ8G

Nissan only started making its luxury Infiniti cars in Sunderland in 2015, so the decision to abandon production is a big, sudden, blow.

When the first Q30 vehicle rolled off the production line, Nissan declared that it had created “a new generation of premium car builders” and master craftsmen at the “world class” Sunderland factory.

It all adds up to a powerful demonstration of INFINITI’s commitment to the UK.

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