Economics - Archive

February 2019 articles

Credit where it’s due, Philip Hammond has finally conquered the deficit – albeit several years after his predecessor George [...]

22 February

Government borrowing has fallen to its lowest year-to-date level since 2001 and recorded the largest January surplus since records [...]

21 February

Should we slash post-Brexit tariffs on food imports to offer consumers cheaper goods? [...]

21 February

The last 30 years have seen house prices in London soar to dizzying heights. [...]

21 February

The Brexit clock is “ticking towards crisis point” for the UK manufacturing sector despite factory orders rebounding strongly [...]

20 February

It is widely acknowledged that, under a monetary union, fiscal and monetary discipline have to go hand in hand in order to maintain [...]

20 February

The political spotlight remains focused on Brexit, but an important dogfight is developing in the area of higher education. [...]

20 February

Global trade is about to hit its lowest level in nearly nine years, warned the World Trade Organization (WTO) today, as international [...]

19 February

The UK suffered a “disappointing” fall in productivity at the end of last year as GDP slowed, rounding off a sluggish 2018. [...]

19 February

UK wages grew at their fastest pace in a decade in the final three months of last year. [...]

19 February

UK household sentiment has hit an 11-month low as job fears grow on mounting Brexit uncertainty. [...]

18 February

A decade after the outbreak of the global financial crisis, banks in the euro area have still not recovered. [...]

18 February

Private sector pay is set to increase 2.5 per cent as skills shortages put pressure on employers. [...]

18 February

The euro fell to a three-month low this afternoon after the European Central Bank’s Benoit Coeure said a new round of cheap [...]

15 February