Take a look back at how the markets have reacted to past general elections and their preference becomes clear – not that it makes them right.
There is a market index that is meant to show fear – and yesterday it went within a whisker of an all-time low. So, let’s get this straight: there is the threat of nuclear war with North Korea, President Trump has just fired the man who is responsible for investigating him, France has had a […]
Posted on 10th May 2017 in City News.
Frankly, it looked as if the UK economy was in trouble, but maybe it was just a kind of winter shiver because the latest news on UK plc came with a fine dollop of good news, there is still a niggle, however.
Posted on 5th May 2017 in City News.
Apple and Facebook have been added to Microsoft, Alphabet/Google and Amazon – the results are all in, and they are impressive, all-round, but the story is only just beginning.
Posted on 4th May 2017 in City News.
Both the UK and US economies saw a significant slowdown in growth in the first quarter, but the UK slowdown might pose bigger reasons to worry – Brexit may be a factor.
Posted on 28th April 2017 in City News.
Stock markets tracking US techs and smaller businesses are surging, it is like the good times are back, it is not quite so good for the traditional US companies. Why?
Posted on 26th April 2017 in City News.
Mark Carney, governor of the Bank of England, and PwC have been busy waxing lyrical about challenger banks and Fintech.
Posted on 13th April 2017 in City News.
The latest data on the UK labour market was ambiguous. Employment was up, unemployment down, but wages are now rising at a pace which is only a fraction higher than inflation.
Posted on 12th April 2017 in City News.