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700,000 jobs lost in first five months of crisis – live updates – Telegraph.co.uk

A former City lawyer will become the interim head of the competition watchdog after Lord Tyrie resigned in the summer.

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Good morning. All eyes are on the UKs latest labour market report, due out at 7am. As with most recent release, the headline figures on the change in payrolls to mid-August will be closely watched, although the lagging measure of unemployment (which will cover July) is also expected to finally tick upwards.
Elsewhere this morning, Chinese imports data disappointed, signalling the countrys consumer demand rebound may be slowing. Retail sales picked up, however, and industrial production also bea…

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