A recent statistic has been stuck in my mind over the past few weeks. I read that the G7 nations currently account for around half of the world’s total economic output, but that the figure will fall to about a quarter by 2050.
I know, I know. I have heard it all before. You meant to spend more time researching, you really wanted to get coaching, you intended to get input from friend or colleagues. But you didn't. And now you are in trouble.
In the depths of the financial crisis, we were approached by a small house builder in the South East who was looking for finance to refocus his business towards the higher end market. A gamble at the worst possible time, you might say.
It's never a good idea to change the recipe of a well-loved treat – and Cadbury’s Creme Egg is no exception. Following anger last week over an apparent change in taste, a Cadbury’s spokesman said: “It’s no longer [made with] Dairy Milk.
In business, and in all walks of life, it is often said that trust is hard won but easily lost. As I head to this year’s World Economic Forum in Davos, which starts today, trust between government, business and the public is in short supply.
Executive pay is back in the news. The Goldman Sachs pay pot of $12.7bn (£8.3bn) has been prominent. German executive pay has overtaken that in the UK for the first time. Top management seems to have no shame.
One of the insights of the “public choice school” of economics is that voting groups with more homogenous interests will have much more influence on the political process than those with diffused concerns.
I well remember suffering through my college macroeconomic class, steeling myself to stay awake through the consumption of gallons of coffee. However, one of the rare things that piqued my interest was the theory of cartels.
This summer, the Airports Commission will recommend where Britain’s next runway should be built. In simple terms, it comes down to a choice about the sort of country we want Britain to be in the twenty-first century.
If London is to reach its economic potential in 2015 and beyond, its office space must be protected. Otherwise, the lack of affordable housing in the capital will be matched by a lack of affordable office space.
Vietnam Airlines’ announcement last week that it is moving its operation from Gatwick to Heathrow is good news for Britain, as it secures a direct route to an important growth economy, with more frequent flights and greater cargo capacity.
In another blow to traditional British grocers in the ongoing supermarket price war, budget food retailers Aldi and Lidl are the highest performing brands in YouGov’s BrandIndex Buzz score rankings for 2014.
Youth unemployment remains a serious problem in Europe. There is the tiniest glimmer of hope in that, in November, the number of young people under 25 unemployed in the Eurozone was 58,000 lower than it was a year before.
UK inflation is now more than one percentage point below the official target for the first time since the Monetary Policy Committee (MPC) was established in 1997. What does this tell us about the outlook for the British economy?
This week, our Prime Minister will meet with Barack Obama at the White House. Margaret Thatcher used to say fondly that she could “smell the freedom” in America. And doesn’t the country’s economy prove it?