The latest World Economic Forum is in full swing, ‘cooperation in a fractured world’ is the theme, and then the US President creates a huge new fracture – animal spirits are back, the dollar tumbles, US growth is soaring, but is it all irrational exuberance gone especially irrational?
Posted on 25th January 2018 in City News.
If only. It turns out that if companies had invested rather than let cash reserves build, then the UK economy would have grown by no less than 2.5 percentage points more than it managed in 2017 – instead of being one of the weakest performers in the euro area and G7, it would have been […]
Posted on 9th January 2018 in City News.
The oil price has been rising – the price per barrel is now hovering around its highest level since the end of 2014. One obvious impact is that the price of petrol will rise, meaning most of us will be a little worse-off. But a bigger question casts a worrying shadow.
Posted on 4th January 2018 in City News.
If there is any truth in the latest surveys, global manufacturing is in for a boom, but in the euro area, the good times really are set to begin.
Posted on 3rd January 2018 in City News.
The UK is in talks to join the Trans-Pacific Partnership.
The last trading day of 2017 saw the FTSE 100 and its junior sister, the FTSE 250, hit new highs. But what is this telling us about the real world?
Posted on 2nd January 2018 in City News.