Economics

June 2019 Articles

Large UK firms lagging behind on tech, warn CBI and Oracle
Large UK firms lagging behind on tech, warn CBI and Oracle
Large UK companies are adding to the country’s productivity crisis by failing to adopt new technologies which could boost their [...]
June 25, 2019
Trump says Federal Reserve ‘doesn’t know what it is doing’
Trump says Federal Reserve ‘doesn’t know what it is doing’
US President Donald Trump has once again attacked his country’s central bank, saying on Twitter that the Federal Reserve “doesn’t [...]
June 24, 2019
Consumer spending to continue outperforming economy as a whole
Consumer spending to continue outperforming economy as a whole
Consumer spending is forecasted to outperform the economy as a whole in the next year, but growth in households’ real [...]
June 24, 2019
German business confidence hits lowest level since 2014
German business confidence hits lowest level since 2014
German company managers were at their most pessimistic about the economy since the end of 2014 in June, according to [...]
June 24, 2019
UK employers warn of mass job losses in digital revolution
UK employers warn of mass job losses in digital revolution
New technology and automation mean as many as 40 per cent of jobs are expected to change significantly or become [...]
June 24, 2019
UK car industry sees worst month for six years in May
UK car industry sees worst month for six years in May
The UK’s car industry suffered its worst month for business conditions in six-and-a-half years in May, according to a new [...]
June 24, 2019
No-deal Brexit could dent UK's technology-driven growth, says KPMG
No-deal Brexit could dent UK's technology-driven growth, says KPMG
If Britain leaves the European Union with a deal then new technologies will help UK trade more than triple to [...]
June 24, 2019
MPs warn against UK neglecting ties with India in favour of China
MPs warn against UK neglecting ties with India in favour of China
The UK is failing to build an economic and security relationship with India as it grows in wealth and influence, [...]
June 24, 2019
Trump says he could demote US Fed chair Powell but has not threatened to do so
Trump says he could demote US Fed chair Powell but has not threatened to do so
US President Donald Trump said he has the power to demote US Federal Reserve chair Jerome Powell, but has not [...]
June 23, 2019
UK budget deficit grows as Hammond nears exit
UK budget deficit grows as Hammond nears exit
Britain’s deficit widened more than expected last month as government spending rose. Public borrowing rose by £1bn to £5.1bn last [...]
June 21, 2019
Mark Carney: 150,000 firms not fully ready for no-deal Brexit
Mark Carney: 150,000 firms not fully ready for no-deal Brexit
Roughly 150,000 UK businesses are not ready to keep exporting to the EU in the event of a no-deal Brexit, [...]
June 21, 2019
Climate protests get ugly as City waves goodbye to Hammond
Climate protests get ugly as City waves goodbye to Hammond
Two of the most powerful custodians of the UK economy last night laid out their vision for how the financial sector can [...]
June 21, 2019
Carney cautiously welcomes Facebook's new currency Libra
Carney cautiously welcomes Facebook's new currency Libra
The Bank of England today said it will treat Facebook’s proposed cryptocurrency Libra with an “open mind”, and announced measures [...]
June 20, 2019
Staff pay rises fall below UK inflation rate
Staff pay rises fall below UK inflation rate
UK pay rises stayed flat year on year at 2.5 per cent in the three months to May, according to [...]
June 20, 2019