Economics

2019 Articles

US industrial production surprises with strong growth in August
US industrial production surprises with strong growth in August
US industrial production bounced back in August after falling in July, official figures have shown, in the latest sign that [...]
September 17, 2019
Confidence among German investors grows despite recession worries
Confidence among German investors grows despite recession worries
The mood among German investors has improved despite the economy teetering on the edge of recession, with a closely-watched gauge [...]
September 17, 2019
Staffline swings to loss as it issues dire outlook
Staffline swings to loss as it issues dire outlook
Recruiter Staffline swung to a near £8m loss in the first half of 2019 as it warned of a slowdown [...]
September 17, 2019
ECB defends move to splash cash in Eurozone
ECB defends move to splash cash in Eurozone
European Central Bank (ECB) chief economist Philip Lane has defended the institution’s decision to turn the stimulus taps back on, [...]
September 16, 2019
Moody’s downgrades Hong Kong’s outlook to negative
Moody’s downgrades Hong Kong’s outlook to negative
Moody’s has downgraded Hong Kong’s rating outlook to negative, saying that ongoing political protests in the financial hub “reveal an [...]
September 16, 2019
European stock markets fall as oil worries shake investors
European stock markets fall as oil worries shake investors
European stock markets have fallen this morning as investors sell so-called risk assets following a severe spike in the price [...]
September 16, 2019
Oil prices rise by record 20 per cent after Saudi attacks
Oil prices rise by record 20 per cent after Saudi attacks
Oil prices rocketed almost 20 per cent to more than $71 a barrel today after the US accused Iran of [...]
September 16, 2019
Ignore the doom-and-gloom headlines – people keep getting happier
Ignore the doom-and-gloom headlines – people keep getting happier
The news gives us plenty to worry about these days. From trade wars to political polarisation, the world seems full [...]
September 16, 2019
UK house prices see first September fall for nine years
UK house prices see first September fall for nine years
UK house prices have witnessed their first September fall since 2010, according to a closely-watched gauge, as Brexit uncertainty continues [...]
September 16, 2019
Business groups say Brexit impasse hurting firms and growth
Business groups say Brexit impasse hurting firms and growth
Two British business groups have warned of the damaging effect of the Brexit impasse on UK firms and predicted lower [...]
September 16, 2019
Local Government Pension Scheme under pressure to drop active fund managers
Local Government Pension Scheme under pressure to drop active fund managers
The Local Government Pension Scheme (LGPS) has said it is under pressure from government officials to switch to passive management [...]
September 14, 2019
Don’t let the socialists win the argument – capitalists have solutions to inequality too
Don’t let the socialists win the argument – capitalists have solutions to inequality too
Inequality is a hot topic, yet those of us who support free markets are often dismissive of the issue. We [...]
September 13, 2019
Donald Trump lashes out at ECB over euro’s fall
Donald Trump lashes out at ECB over euro’s fall
US President Donald Trump has reacted furiously to the euro’s fall against the dollar following the European Central Bank’s (ECB) [...]
September 12, 2019
ECB cuts interest rates for first time in three years
ECB cuts interest rates for first time in three years
The European Central Bank (ECB) has unveiled a major stimulus package as it seeks to revive an ailing Eurozone economy, [...]
September 12, 2019