Britain not good on exports. The trade deficit was up to 3.6 billion in October from £2.5 billion in September. However the Office for National Statistics says UK companies are investing more abroad. The figures indicate extra spending in China and India.
The credit rating agency Fitch has warned that the Chancellor's confession during the Autumn Statement that he missed its debt target could threaten the UK's AAA rating. But George Osborne has downplayed the impact potential if that happened.