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10OCT 2019

The UK looks to have avoided a recession, for now

GDP figures show activity is deteriorating, but not fast enough to force the Bank of England to act

Economic and Strategy Viewpoint

01OCT 2019

2019

SEPTEMBER

18SEP 2019

Markets

Fixing the PRIIP Key Information Document

PRIIPs are supposed to be transparent and easy to understand, but owing to poorly designed regulation this is not the case. Here we look at some of the ways the regulation could be improved.

AUGUST

27AUG 2019

Markets

How long will you live and what does it mean for your investments?

Latest life expectancy data shows that your money will need to last a lot longer than you might be thinking.

09AUG 2019

Economics

Will the UK economy slip into recession?

Disappointing GDP data shows the UK economy contracted in the second quarter and raises the risk of the country entering a technical recession.

01AUG 2019

Economics

No-deal Brexit risk fails to spark BoE action

Constrained Bank of England keeps interest rates on hold as markets continue to ignore the bank’s forward guidance

JULY

31JUL 2019

Economic and Strategy Viewpoint

Economic and Strategy Viewpoint - August 2019

This month our economists look at why fiscal policy is back in vogue, what's behind weak US inflation and why weak sterling isn't helping the UK.

31JUL 2019

Economics

Why weaker pound has failed to turbocharge the economy

Without an increase in exports, the expected benefit from the currency depreciation is lost.

23JUL 2019

Economics

Boris Johnson: the challenges faced by the new UK PM

The “do or die” Brexiteer will face enormous challenges from the outset as the UK’s new prime minister. We look at what his victory might mean.