Industry Sector Weekly by Lloyds TSB

The Lloyds TSB Business Barometer survey is a monthly survey of 200 companies in the UK, conducted by BDRC Continental on our behalf since 2002. It asks two questions: the first on companies’ trading prospects and the second on general economic conditions. Double-dip sector risks

The Lloyds TSB Business Barometer survey is a monthly survey of 200 companies in the UK, conducted by BDRC Continental on our behalf since 2002. It asks two questions: the first on companies’ trading prospects and the second on general economic conditions. Changes in general economic conditions tend to impact on, and therefore lead, companies’ trading prospects. As Chart 1 shows, the question on general economic conditions provides a very good leading indicator of overall GDP growth and suggests that the economy could be close to stagnation by the end of the year.

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