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Sterling has reversed weeks of falls in just a few days, is this the markets saying: “we believe in the UK?” Are they saying: “We think the UK is set for a good run?” Forget about Brexit, the UK looks good?”
Posted on 18th September 2017 in City News.
It didn’t say much that was different, but it was enough all the same. On September 15th 2017, ten years and a day on from the Northern Rock collapse, the UK economy suddenly looks very different.
Posted on 15th September 2017 in City News.
The extraordinary rate of growth of UK consumer debit has become a ‘serious problem’ according to a group of the world’s leading experts in credit. The group also suggested a soft rather than hard Brexit and restricting lending criteria could improve financial stability.
Posted on 13th September 2017 in City News.
UK interest rates are at a record low – no news there, it has been like that for around ten years. Until recently, UK interest rates were widely expected to go up this year, or early next, well that is no surprise, they had to go up eventually. But maybe not, the latest news would […]
Posted on 8th September 2017 in City News.
There is a hint of hope lurking in the latest figures on the UK economy, but the overall picture is not so good, it seems that the UK is still on course for being one of the worst performing economies in Europe this year.
Posted on 5th September 2017 in City News.
David Davis the Brexit secretary wants the EU to revisit the way Brexit negotiations proceed. And an economics professor from Cardiff University has claimed that the UK would see a £135 billion boost if it chose the hard Brexit option. Do either Mr Davis or the economics professor have a point?
President Trump’s business council is no more – is this the end of Trump’s image as the pro-business president?
Posted on 17th August 2017 in City News.
Inflation seems stuck – despite the best and worst intentions – it just won’t rear its ugly head.
Posted on 15th August 2017 in City News.
A survey of FTSE 350 companies by ICSA: The Governance Institute in association with the Financial Times finds the mood among the FTSE 350 depressed as confidence in the UK economy hits a new low and political risk and Brexit cause increasing concern.
Posted on 8th August 2017 in City News.
We now have the data we need to have a pretty good idea of how well – or badly – the UK economy did in July. And now the Bank of England has spoken too, with a warning about investment.
Posted on 3rd August 2017 in City News.