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CITY VIEWS: HOW WILL THE UK ECONOMY FARE THIS YEAR?

MICHAEL EPHGRABE | AVIVA
“I think that things will get tougher because we haven’t seen the worst yet. Economists are forecasting growth, but I don’t think it will be as high as they are predicting. Things will definitely get worse before they get better.”

ASTON SINFIELD | SYNERGY SELECTION
“Generally the mood is positive. The situation in Greece and the euro doesn’t seem to have dampened enthusiasm. We have noticed a sharp upturn in the number of people recruiting, which is always a good barometer for the market and confidence levels.”

VERONICA PALLET | HSBC
“I don’t know if this new government is better for the economy but I suspect that it is. The recession has made things harder for people and hopefully that will all change. I suspect sentiment will change as well, but it will be a while before anything does come about.”