Economics - Archive

December 2018 articles

UK export growth has dropped to its lowest level since 2015 as political uncertainty and falling demand take their toll on European [...]

17 December

The US Federal Reserve is this week widely expected to raise interest rates for the fourth time this year, with an anticipated [...]

16 December

Eurozone business growth plummeted to a four-year low in December, according to a closely-followed measure of economic activity, [...]

14 December

The European Central Bank has confirmed plans to bring its €2.6tn eurozone stimulus programme to an end later this month despite [...]

13 December

Should the government’s Making Tax Digital initiative be delayed? [...]

13 December

Can we stop worrying now that earnings are rising at their highest rate in a decade? [...]

12 December

Economists have long argued that an effective way of reducing carbon emissions is by increasing taxes on energy consumption. [...]

12 December

Had things worked out differently we could have woken up this morning to news that MPs voted last night in favour of Theresa [...]

11 December

Proposals for a Eurozone budget are still on the table despite a “very deep split” among member states, the European Commission [...]

11 December

Tear your eyes away from Westminster for a moment, and consider Morgan McKinley’s London Employment Monitor. [...]

11 December

Unlike many commentators, I believe that a no-deal Brexit still very possible. [...]

10 December

On Thursday, the British Medical Association warned that NHS England is likely to be 10,000 beds short over the coming winter. [...]

7 December

The UK economy will have a tough time posting even moderate growth next year without an orderly Brexit, the Confederation of [...]

6 December

America and China may have called a truce in the trade war, but nobody seems to have told the President. [...]

6 December

Optimists believe that the last decade of roiling financial crisis and austerity is behind us, and that current fears of trade [...]

6 December