UK economy

Structural Survey

ISSN: 0263-080X

Publication date: 1 July 2004

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(2004), "UK economy", Structural Survey, Vol. 22 No. 3. https://doi.org/10.1108/ss.2004.11022cab.005

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Emerald Group Publishing Limited

Copyright © 2004, Emerald Group Publishing Limited


UK economy

UK economy

Keywords: Economy, Housing, Commercial property

The RICS Economic Brief for March 2004 reported that economic activity for the fourth quarter of 2003 showed an annual rise of 2.8 per cent, the highest in three years. However, the lagging manufacturing sector casts doubt on immediate interest rate rise. Financial returns for investment in commercial property were 10.9 per cent in 2003. The construction market continues to surge ahead and house prices show few signs of a slowdown.