UK and US economic data remains mixed, begins to divide opinions on growth

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UK & US Economic Update – 02 June 2015

UK & US economic data remains mixed, begins to divide opinions on growth

The headline event in the UK and the US last week was the release of second estimate GDP figures for both economies, each of which prompted a mixture of surprise and disappointment.

In detail, the second estimate for UK economic growth in the first quarter surprised […]

By |2020-09-09T09:42:22+05:30Wednesday, June 3, 2015|Categories: Macro Timeline, United Kingdom|0 Comments

UK inflation falls below zero for the first time since 1960

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UK Economic Update – 28 May 2015

UK inflation falls below zero for the first time since 1960

The main headline emerging from the UK during the last 10 days was without doubt the further reduction in inflation during April.

With CPI now having fallen below the zero level, to -0.1%, some have begun to speculate that this will make it more difficult for the Bank of England to […]

By |2020-09-09T09:42:23+05:30Friday, May 29, 2015|Categories: Macro Timeline, United Kingdom|0 Comments

UK employment and earnings indicators extend gains in April as BOE signals it will look through “temporary” disinflation

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UK Economic Update – 18 May 2015

UK employment and earnings indicators extend gains in April as BOE signals it will look through “temporary” disinflation

Manufacturing production in the UK bounced back slightly during March according to lagging survey data released last week, although since this time, activity within the sector appears to have slowed somewhat if recent Markit PMI surveys are anything to go by.

Average earnings growth extended […]

By |2020-09-09T09:42:25+05:30Monday, May 18, 2015|Categories: Macro Timeline, United Kingdom|0 Comments

General election result is good news for both markets & the economy over the near – medium term

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UK Economic Update – 11 May 2015

General election result is good news for both markets & the economy over the near – medium term

The headline event over the last week in the UK and Europe was without doubt the general election in Britain, where the Tory party surprised almost all observers when it swept to victory with an absolute majority.

Although on the plus side for the economy […]

By |2020-09-09T09:42:27+05:30Monday, May 11, 2015|Categories: Macro Timeline, United Kingdom|0 Comments

FTSE 100 reaches new record on rumours of HSBC exit from the UK; reported to be considering sale of UK division

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UK & US Economic Update – 27 April 2015

FTSE 100 reaches new record on rumours of HSBC exit from the UK; reported to be considering sale of UK division

The FTSE 100 got off to a strong start at the opening of the current week as rumours that HSBC may be exploring the sale of its UK division drove the shares almost 10% higher by late morning. This led the FTSE 100 […]

By |2020-09-09T09:42:30+05:30Wednesday, April 29, 2015|Categories: Macro Timeline, United Kingdom, USA|0 Comments

UK inflation data in focus, average earnings and unemployment figures due at the close of the week

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UK Economic Update – 12 April 2015

UK inflation data in focus, average earnings and unemployment figures due at the close of the week

In what was a quiet spot for economic data the UK last week, the Markit Services PMI rebounded to its highest level since September 2014 (58.9), while manufacturing production growth came in as expected for the month of February at 0.4%.

While this did little to […]

By |2020-09-09T09:42:34+05:30Monday, April 13, 2015|Categories: Macro Timeline, United Kingdom|0 Comments
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