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13DEC 2019

What does the Conservatives’ victory mean for the UK economy and markets?

The large majority for Boris Johnson’s Conservative party sees the pound and UK shares react positively, as investors welcome greater clarity on the policy backdrop.

Economics

02DEC 2019

2019

NOVEMBER

11NOV 2019

Economics

UK economy rebounds to avoid recession

Unless the economy improves and a smooth Brexit is achieved, interest rates may be lowered.

07NOV 2019

Economics

Bank of England takes dovish turn, but for how long?

While two members vote to cut interest rates, recent developments suggest the prospect of this happening are fading.

OCTOBER

31OCT 2019

Economics

Fed hits pause, for now

Trade uncertainty and a squeeze on profit margins could see a return to rate cuts in 2020.

23OCT 2019

Economics

Is the US heading for recession in 2020?

We look at what bond and labour markets are signalling about the prospects for the US economy next year.

17OCT 2019

Markets

Brexit deal reaction: recession averted?

What are the implications of today's breakthrough in Brexit negotiations?

15OCT 2019

Economics

Infographic: A snapshot of the world economy in October 2019

In this month’s infographic we look at how the UK economy might react to different Brexit scenarios.

SEPTEMBER

16SEP 2019

Economics

Infographic: A snapshot of the world economy in September 2019

In this month's infographic we look at how trade wars are affecting global growth prospects.