RICS up again, OECD more optimistic

The Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors thinks the upturn in interest and activity continues in the housing market, although from a low base, but the rise in new buyer enquiries is particularly pronounced. Its survey is here. The British Retail Consortium also saw a better April, good weather and the timing of Easter working wonders for some stores.

Meanwhile the OECD reports an improvement in leading indicators for some countries, including the UK. It is here.

Originally published at David Smith’s EconomicsUK blog and reproduced here with the author’s permission.