Strong jobs report cranks up pressure on Fed

Strong jobs report cranks up pressure on Fed

A relatively healthy 178,000 new jobs were added in the United States during November, further pushing the Federal Reserve towards acting to prevent the economy overheating.

Published : 2, Dec 2016
UK manufacturing feels the pressure of weaker sterling

UK manufacturing feels the pressure of weaker...

Sterling weakness continued to rock the United Kingdom manufacturing sector in November as further upward pressure on input costs hit home, but demand remained strong.

Published : 1, Dec 2016
UK GDP holds up in contrast with Hammond’s gloom

UK GDP holds up in contrast with Hammond’s gloom...

United Kingdom annualised GDP growth was reported to have held at provisional estimate of 2.3% in the third quarter of 2016 despite the Brexit vote.

Published : 25, Nov 2016
Chancellor cuts growth forecasts, announces £23bn ‘productivity fund’

Chancellor cuts growth forecasts, announces £23bn...

In delivering his Autumn Statement this afternoon Chancellor of the Exchequer Philip Hammond announced cuts to growth forecasts and a £23bn fund to tackle a lack of productivity in the British economy.

Published : 23, Nov 2016
SLI: World needs more co-ordinated stimulus

SLI: World needs more co-ordinated stimulus

Politics are the main barrier to broad-reaching - and much needed – infrastructure spending, according to Standard Life Investments (SLI) as it recognises the need for greater fiscal stimulus.

Published : 21, Nov 2016
Inflation undershoot takes pressure off Carney

Inflation undershoot takes pressure off Carney...

The Office for National Statistics has reported inflation dropped to 0.9% in October, slightly undershooting consensus forecasts of 1.1%.

Published : 15, Nov 2016
Japan reports surprisingly strong GDP growth

Japan reports surprisingly strong GDP growth

Japan has reported third quarter annualised GDP growth of 2.2%.

Published : 14, Nov 2016
Hargreaves Lansdown confidence index slides

Hargreaves Lansdown confidence index slides

Hargreaves Lansdown’s Investor Confidence Index reached a low of 59 points in November, its lowest level since the index began in 1995.

Published : 10, Nov 2016
Gold miners surge as Trump risk lifts commodity optimism

Gold miners surge as Trump risk lifts commodity...

Gold jumped as much as $75 an ounce on Wednesday, while gold miners surged as investors watched Donald Trump edge ever closer to the White House.

Published : 9, Nov 2016

Financial advisers around the world react to a...

Following Donald Trump’s historic win in US elections, International Adviser asked IFAs across the globe to give their views on the next president.

Published : 9, Nov 2016
Trump wins, investors stunned

Trump wins, investors stunned

Donald Trump has won the US presidential election, riding a wave of global anti-establishment sentiment and in a Brexit-like manner, upending the status quo. Republicans also won a majority in both the Senate and House of Representatives.

Published : 9, Nov 2016
US job growth sluggish pre-election but unemployment rate budges

US job growth sluggish pre-election but unemployment...

Friday’s non-farm payroll release was a mixed bag but analysts were encouraged by the drop in unemployment levels.

Published : 4, Nov 2016
Bank of England talks down rate cut chances

Bank of England talks down rate cut chances

The Bank of England has moved to play down the prospects of a further cut to the current UK base rate of 0.25%.

Published : 3, Nov 2016
Brexit might not mean Brexit as court rules MPs must have a say

Brexit might not mean Brexit as court rules MPs...

In a blow to the government’s ‘Brexit means Brexit’ rhetoric, the UK high court has ruled that Parliament must vote on whether or not to Trigger Article 50 of the Lisbon Treaty.

Published : 3, Nov 2016
Inflation to peak at 4% next year - NIESR

Inflation to peak at 4% next year - NIESR

Brexit-fuelled sterling weakness will push consumer price inflation toward 4% in the middle of next year, the National Institute of Economic and Social Research said on Wednesday.

Published : 2, Nov 2016
Service sector powers UK economy to post-referendum GDP growth

Service sector powers UK economy to post-referendum...

The UK economy beat Q3 growth expectations with a reported 0.5% rise in GDP, with the services sector acting as ballast to other major industry sector declines.

Published : 27, Oct 2016
IMF forecasts economic slowdown in Gulf region

IMF forecasts economic slowdown in Gulf region...

Economic activity across the six nations of the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) region is expected to slow sharply this year, according to the latest regional economic outlook from the International Monetary Fund (IMF).

Published : 19, Oct 2016
UK inflation reaches 22-month high

UK inflation reaches 22-month high

UK inflation reached 1% in September, its highest rise since November 2014.

Published : 18, Oct 2016
Half of new billionaires in Asia but Europeans fare best

Half of new billionaires in Asia but Europeans...

Led by China, Asia created one billionaire nearly every three days and accounted for over half of new billionaires in 2015 despite global billionaire wealth declining last year by $300bn to $5.1trn (£4.2trn, €4.6trn), according to a joint UBS Group and PwC report.

Published : 13, Oct 2016
FTSE 100 rallies and sterling topples as Brexit countdown begins

FTSE 100 rallies and sterling topples as Brexit...

Confirmation that UK Prime Minister Theresa May would trigger Article 50 by the end of Q1 2017 rattled sterling and catapulted the FTSE 100 index to its highest level in over a year.

Published : 4, Oct 2016

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