Thursday, September 10, 2009
Halifax up in August
Posted by David Smith at 10:00 AM

The Halifax house price index rose by 0.8% in August, following a 1.2% rise in July and the annual price fall, measured in the Lloyds-Halifax's usual three-month way, has dropped from 17.7% in April to 10.1% now. House prices have risen by 4.2% in that time, a bit less than the Nationwide's increase but are slightly up on their level at the end of last year. More here.

In a week of good recovery data, so far, mention too of the trade figures, out on Wednesday. They showed an unchanged overall trade deficit of 2.4 billion for July but a stronger performance for exports than imports. Here is a summary.