Azad Zangana

Senior European Economist and Strategist

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Equities

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.

Economic and Strategy Viewpoint

29NOV 2019

2019

NOVEMBER

24NOV 2019

Economic and Strategy Viewpoint

Economic and Strategy Viewpoint - November 2019

This month's Viewpoint discusses the outlook for US corporate profits, the debt picture in emerging markets, and the lessons we can draw from Japan's experience of fiscal stimulus in the 1990s.

11NOV 2019

Economic Views

UK economy rebounds to avoid recession

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

OCTOBER

31OCT 2019

Economic Views

Eurozone economy defies pessimists

Latest GDP data shows that France has helped the eurozone economy outperform the more pessimistic consensus forecasts. Whether Germany is in recession remains to be seen.

28OCT 2019

Economic Views

Smooth Brexit could be on cards as election looms

A smooth Brexit could remove some of the fog of uncertainty over the UK economic outlook, a prospect made more likely by the agreement to extend the deadline to 31 January 2020.

10OCT 2019

Economic Views

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

02OCT 2019

Economic and Strategy Viewpoint

Economic and Strategy Viewpoint - October 2019

The latest update from the economics team discusses whether global activity is at a turning point as well as including an update on Brexit and the prospects for China’s currency.

02OCT 2019

Brexit

How might the UK economy react to different Brexit scenarios?

The UK’s path to Brexit remains unclear, even as the 31 October deadline approaches. We look at three scenarios and the potential economic impact of each.