TABLE-UK firms' investment, hiring intentions weaker in Q3-BCC

LONDON, Oct 2 (Reuters) - Following are key findings from the BCC's quarterly economic survey. For the full story, click on 2012 2011 SERVICES Q3 Q2 Q1 Q4 Q3 Home sales 1 10 10 2 0 Home orders -2 5 7 -9 -3 Export sales 19 24 16 10 4 Export orders 15 19 12 -1 -2 Employment expectations 9 12 11 2 6

Investment - plant and mac. 3 5 5 2 1

Confidence - turnover 28 30 30 19 24

Confidence - profitability 14 13 14 2 10

Full capacity (pct) 36 36 35 34 34 Cashflow -4 -1 -4 -8 -6 Prices 16 18 24 24 22 2012 2011 MANUFACTURING Q3 Q2 Q1 Q4 Q3 Home sales 3 9 12 0 3 Home orders -6 8 6 -13 -4 Export sales 13 31 24 12 18 Export orders 8 24 20 5 14 Employment expectations 1 13 15 -8 10

Investment plant and mac. 7 11 17 5 8

Confidence - turnover 32 44 37 14 33 Confidence - profitability 18 24 21 9 16

Full capacity (pct) 44 39 36 44 34 Cashflow -4 2 1 2 -8 Prices 15 9 26 29 31

All figures are expressed as a percentage balance of firms reporting an increase over those reporting a decrease unless otherwise stated.

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Keywords: BRITAIN ECONOMY/BCC