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  • Hard earned - Economics Weekly

    • Investment
    • Interest rates
    • Economic Analysis
    20 February 2017
    commuters We’re breaking records for the number of people in work, yet more productive jobs are what we really need.
  • Aim high - Economics Weekly

    • Global markets
    • Interest rates
    • Economic Analysis
    13 February 2017
    blue sky President Trump has promised to unveil a spectacular reform of the US tax system in the next few weeks to boost the economy. Meanwhile the labour market has been producing spectacular results itself.
  • Better than expected - Economics Weekly

    • Interest rates
    • Economic Analysis
    6 February 2017
    Bank of England The Bank of England’s upgrade to its GDP growth forecast this year takes it almost back to pre-referendum levels. Meanwhile the Government published some of its post-Brexit policy goals in a discussion document.
  • Charm offensive - Economics Weekly

    • Manufacturing
    • Investment
    • Economic Analysis
    30 January 2017
    world map Prime Minister Theresa May was in the US for talks with President Trump last week securing the basis of the UK-US trading relationship is one of the UK's biggest economic priorities after Brexit. But care is clearly needed after the US's withdrawal from the TPP, demands to renegotiate NAFTA and threats of 20% tariffs on Mexico.
  • Trade and trade-offs - Economics Weekly

    • Exports
    • Exchange rates
    • Interest rates
    • Economic Analysis
    23 January 2017
    EU and UK flag Theresa May’s Brexit speech reiterated the Government’s negotiating priorities and spelled out some of the likely consequences. With the triggering of Article 50 at most 10 weeks away the real negotiations will soon begin.
  • For better, for worse off - Economics Weekly

    • Interest rates
    • Economic Analysis
    16 January 2017
    Crowd in street Rising inequality has been blamed for everything from slow growth to political earthquakes last year, but on at least one sensible measure income inequality in the UK is substantially lower than it was before the recession.
  • Clean sweep - Economics Weekly

    • Manufacturing
    • Exports
    • Investment
    • Economic Analysis
    9 January 2017
    Blue sky December's data indicates a clean sweep of good growth across UK, Europe and US. 2016 went out with a bang.