World Economy

Muhammad Ali's Brexit Insights

Andy Langenkamp | Posted 30.06.2017 | UK Politics
Andy Langenkamp

"It isn't the mountains ahead to climb that wear you out; it's the pebble in your shoe" Muhammad Ali The Greatest champion of all times passed away ...

This Watchdog Fears We Could Be In For Another Financial Crash

The Huffington Post UK | Asa Bennett | Posted 14.07.2014 | UK Politics

The global economy could be even more vulnerable to a financial crisis than it was back in 2007 due to the high levels of debt and markets' over-relia...

Bye Bye Taper?

Nick Beecroft | Posted 02.10.2013 | UK
Nick Beecroft

Wow. The July US employment report was downright lousy. The headline non-farm payrolls number was disappointing, at 162,000 vs expected 185,000, (with 26,000 downward revisions to June and May), and a large part of the fall in the unemployment rate 7.4% can be explained by a resumption of the fall in those actually trying to find work.

Carney and Draghi Make Their Mark

Nick Beecroft | Posted 03.09.2013 | UK
Nick Beecroft

In dramatic breaks with history, Mark Carney and Mario Draghi persuaded the Bank of England Monetary Policy Committee (BOE) and the European Central Bank Governing Council (ECB), respectively, to issue what amounted to forward guidance on the path of future monetary policy, without having to actually formally announce they had done so.

Markets Can Expect Yet Another Steamy Summer

Jeremy Cook | Posted 24.08.2013 | UK
Jeremy Cook

Since the beginning of the credit crunch in 2008, and throughout the on-going financial crisis to date, for whatever reason it has been during the summer months that the markets have experienced the most tumultuous of times.

Worries Abound, But Keep the Faith

Nick Beecroft | Posted 16.07.2013 | UK
Nick Beecroft

Last week I wrote that the US economy was in a sweet spot for the markets, with a Goldilocks, 'not too hot, not too cold' type recovery that won't cause the Fed to tighten, but will provide enough cheer to keep risk 'on'.

Still Searching for the Big Idea

Lord Malloch-Brown | Posted 28.03.2013 | UK Politics
Lord Malloch-Brown

As predicted with many Asian and American politicians staying home, European leaders like punch drunk boxers who have gone too many rounds occupied centre stage, but many others seemed little interested in their troubles: the consensus at the start of the meeting, that the Euro will survive after all but Europe will be a low growth region for the foreseeable future, held.

Davos Beneath the Headlines

Lord Malloch-Brown | Posted 26.03.2013 | UK Politics
Lord Malloch-Brown

As a veteran, I have learned that Davos is a kitchen out of which, given time, dishes come that do make the main menu.

North Korea: Provocation Patterns

Colin Pattinson | Posted 28.02.2013 | UK Politics
Colin Pattinson

Many experts were caught off guard by the surprise launch of the North Korean satellite on the 12 December. Many argued that another attempt to launch the rocket, after the failure in April, would not be until 2013.

Oil Prices Will Not Act as Relief Valve for Global Economy

Andy Langenkamp | Posted 06.02.2013 | UK Politics
Andy Langenkamp

A truce between Israel and Hamas holds for now, but the recent carnage could herald further geopolitical instability in the MENA. As a result, oil price will stay high and damage the global economy, which is already "at sea".

Global Economy Slowing Down: World Bank

Huffington Post UK | Peter Guest | Posted 18.01.2012 | UK

The global economy is heading for a slowdown, the World Bank said on Wednesday, as the eurozone's sovereign debt crisis and weak growth in other major...

The Euro in 2012 - What Can We Expect?

Tim Leunig | Posted 26.02.2012 | UK Politics
Tim Leunig

The world economy will grow next year, but growth will be largely confined to developing nations. Their ability to grow even when developed economies are struggling has surprised economists. It means that we can be confident that fewer children will go to bed hungry next year than this year. That is something to be celebrated.

UK Housing Market 'Won't Slump Next Year'

PA | Posted 12.12.2011 | UK

The "highly resilient" housing market will not suffer a slump in 2012 as many fear, but will instead remain subdued and stable, according to a forecas...

Pay Gap Between Rich And Poor 'Growing Faster In UK'

PA | Posted 05.12.2011 | UK

The pay gap between the highest and lowest earners in the UK has grown more quickly than in any other high-income country since 1975, a report has sai...

Italian Bond Yields Hit 'Point Of No Return'

Huffington Post UK | Peter Guest | Posted 09.01.2012 | UK

Yields on Italian 10-year government bonds have hit 7%, a watershed figure that many in the markets view as an unsustainable level, despite the announ...

European Markets Make Tentative Gains

PA | Posted 22.10.2011 | UK

PRESS ASSOCIATION -- European markets have made nervous gains despite lingering fears that the world economy is heading back towards recession. The...

World Stocks Near 11-Month Low On Recession Fears

Reuters | Posted 21.10.2011 | UK

World stocks fell towards a recent 11-month low on Monday while the euro and oil prices slipped as concerns about a global economic downturn prompted ...

Be Very Afriaid: World's Richest Fund Manager Predicts 'Difficult' 2012 | Posted 17.09.2011 | UK Politics