MORTGAGE approvals figures appear likely to show the housing market is moving again, after tough new MMR loan tests slowed lending figures.
However, house price data due on Thursday suggests prices may not be soaring as much as earlier this year. They are expected to have risen 0.5 per cent month-on-month in July - the smallest monthly increase since midway through last year.
Other economic events this week include the Lloyds Business Barometer and GfK Consumer Confidence survey, both out on Wednesday, and manufacturing figures, which are due on Friday.
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Thursday is a busy day for the markets, with
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