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Reporter covering economics and markets. You can send me stories or get in touch at harry.robertson@cityam.com

2019 Articles

Hey, big spender: Institute for Fiscal Studies boss Paul Johnson on the end of economic orthodoxy
Hey, big spender: Institute for Fiscal Studies boss Paul Johnson on the end of economic orthodoxy
In the eight years Paul Johnson has been director of the Institute for Fiscal Studies (IFS), he has seen three [...]
October 21, 2019
IFS boss: Labour's spending pledges likely to push up taxes for average earners
IFS boss: Labour's spending pledges likely to push up taxes for average earners
The director of the Institute for Fiscal Studies (IFS) has said Labour’s spending plans are likely to lead to higher [...]
October 21, 2019
Small firms call for major business rates overhaul Sajid Javid’s November budget
Small firms call for major business rates overhaul Sajid Javid’s November budget
Small businesses have called on chancellor Sajid Javid to make “radical business rates reform” a key part of the upcoming [...]
October 21, 2019
Scotch whisky producers sound alarm as US slaps tariffs on EU goods
Scotch whisky producers sound alarm as US slaps tariffs on EU goods
Scottish whisky producers have warned that the US’s new 25 per cent tariffs on imports of single malt Scotch, which [...]
October 18, 2019
Bank of England deputy suggests Brexit deal could see rates rise
Bank of England deputy suggests Brexit deal could see rates rise
Deputy Bank of England governor Dave Ramsden has said he thinks gradually increasing interest rates could still be the right [...]
October 18, 2019
Revenue rises at cake-maker Finsbury Foods as it targets vegan market
Revenue rises at cake-maker Finsbury Foods as it targets vegan market
British cake-maker Finsbury Foods saw revenue grow in the year to June as the firm embraces new trends such as [...]
October 18, 2019
Chinese growth slows to near 30-year low as trade war bites
Chinese growth slows to near 30-year low as trade war bites
The Chinese economy slowed to its weakest pace in almost 30 years in the third quarter, official figures have shown, [...]
October 18, 2019
Pound reverses gains as DUP rejects Boris Johnson’s Brexit deal
Pound reverses gains as DUP rejects Boris Johnson’s Brexit deal
The pound has dramatically reversed course from this morning’s five-month high to trade flat against the dollar as optimism about [...]
October 17, 2019
Eight arrests made after Extinction Rebellion causes rush hour chaos on Jubilee Line
Eight arrests made after Extinction Rebellion causes rush hour chaos on Jubilee Line
Eight arrests have been made after Extinction Rebellion protesters caused severe delays on the Docklands Light Railway (DLR) and Tube [...]
October 17, 2019
UK retail sales growth holds steady as Brexit day approaches
UK retail sales growth holds steady as Brexit day approaches
Growth in UK retail sales held steady in the third quarter of the year, official figures have shown, as shoppers [...]
October 17, 2019