Economics

June 2019 Articles

British Chambers of Commerce slashes UK 2020 growth prediction
British Chambers of Commerce slashes UK 2020 growth prediction
The British Chambers of Commerce (BCC) has today slashed its prediction for growth in the UK economy in 2020, blaming [...]
June 17, 2019
EU officials fail to make significant progress on Eurozone budget
EU officials fail to make significant progress on Eurozone budget
Eurozone finance ministers have failed to make significant progress in their bid to establish a budget for the 19 countries [...]
June 14, 2019
Why the world economy is like a wobbly bike
Why the world economy is like a wobbly bike
Three months ago we said “the easing in US-China trade tensions, more flexible central banks and the benefits of lower [...]
June 14, 2019
Treasury Committee launches inquiry into regional inequality
Treasury Committee launches inquiry into regional inequality
The Treasury Select Committee (TSC) has today launched a new inquiry into economic imbalances between the regions of the UK, [...]
June 14, 2019
Eurozone industrial production continues to decline in April
Eurozone industrial production continues to decline in April
Industrial production in the Eurozone fell by 0.5 per cent in April month on month as Germany’s manufacturing woes continued, [...]
June 13, 2019
UBS apologises after economist 'Chinese pigs' comment causes outrage
UBS apologises after economist 'Chinese pigs' comment causes outrage
Swiss banking giant UBS has apologised after its top economist’s comments referring to “Chinese pigs” caused public outrage. The bank’s [...]
June 13, 2019
Germany and Portugal sell 10-year bonds at lowest ever yields
Germany and Portugal sell 10-year bonds at lowest ever yields
Germany today sold medium-term government bonds, or Bunds, at the lowest yield on record as the stalling European economy drove [...]
June 12, 2019
US inflation tepid ahead of Fed rates decision
US inflation tepid ahead of Fed rates decision
US consumer price inflation slowed in May, official data revealed today, in news that could add to pressure on the [...]
June 12, 2019
ECB and IMF chiefs warn trade headwinds could damage Europe
ECB and IMF chiefs warn trade headwinds could damage Europe
The president of the European Central Bank (ECB) and the head of the International Monetary Fund (IMF) have today warned [...]
June 12, 2019
Trump attacks euro and repeats criticism of Fed
Trump attacks euro and repeats criticism of Fed
US President Donald Trump has accused the Eurozone economies of devaluing the single currency to put the US at a [...]
June 11, 2019
Eurozone investors gloomy as trade war continues to rage
Eurozone investors gloomy as trade war continues to rage
Investors’ confidence in the Eurozone economy fell much more sharply than expected in May as they weighed up the escalation [...]
June 11, 2019
UK unemployment at record lows as jobs market shrugs off Brexit
UK unemployment at record lows as jobs market shrugs off Brexit
The UK unemployment rate stayed at its near-record low level of 3.8 per cent in the three months to April, [...]
June 11, 2019
Expected Credit Losses in Unexpected Times
Expected Credit Losses in Unexpected Times
A policy crafted to stop repeating past mistakes often misses the future challenges shaped by those very policies.
June 11, 2019
Private sector hiring intention hits seven-year low
Private sector hiring intention hits seven-year low
Hiring intentions among UK companies slumped to their lowest level since 2012 in the second quarter of the year, a [...]
June 11, 2019