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Macro Economics

Oil pipeline

Opinion

Macro View: Continued fall in oil prices masks malign forces

Recurring hikes in oil prices may no longer be one of the factors limiting global growth

19 Jan 2015

A man running for the exit

Feature

Growing pains of economic recovery

Economists are upbeat on UK growth prospects, but a number of caveats puncture the bubble of outright optimism, writes Chris Warmoll

20 Nov 2014

Opinion

Macro View: Global markets witness big setbacks as yields fall

It would be complacent to conclude that the recent rout was a trivial blip. European stock markets still show net falls

20 Nov 2014

News

Highest level of profit warnings issued by UK-listed companies for six years

Retailers issued the highest number of warnings over the summer since 2011 - typified by Tesco and its succession of announcements that has seen its value halve in a year

27 Oct 2014

Opinion

Macro View: Soaring US dollar could unleash nasty global tremors

If upward pressures on the dollar escalate, its strength could become malignant and the blessing could become a curse

07 Oct 2014

News

CFOs’ risk appetite at all-time high, claims Deloitte

CFOs in confident mood and willing to take on more risk as UK grows

30 Sep 2014

Analysis

Macro View: Exuberant markets continue to defy mounting threats

Interest and deposit rates are at rock bottom, as a cautious approach is taken to improving markets

24 Sep 2014

News

‘Scottish independence makes no economic sense’, say finance professionals

Financial services sector concerned by potential Scottish independence

11 Sep 2014

News

Tax figures point to economic recovery, claims BDO

Analysis of official statistics shows improving economy, top ten firm claims

28 Aug 2014

News

Mid-sized UK business more upbeat than foreign counterparts

Mid-sized businesses confident about the economy and their company's prospects - more so than their counterparts in other countries

19 Aug 2014

Opinion

Geopolitical threats endanger growth prospects

New geopolitical threats are accentuating concerns that the global economy may be facing a prolonged period of low growth

11 Aug 2014

News

UK economy passes pre-crisis peak with growth of 0.8% in Q2

The UK economy expands 0.2% past its original peak

25 Jul 2014

News

Economic threats persist despite recovery – ACCA

Economic recovery disguising persistent flaws leftover from the financial crisis, ACCA & IMA find

22 Jul 2014

Opinion

Dissatisfaction with ‘European project’ threatens recovery

The basic obstacle to stronger eurozone growth is lack of structural reforms which hampers the region’s dynamism and supply potential

13 Jun 2014

Opinion

Numerous geopolitical tensions endanger recovery

Heightened geopolitical tensions could derail the recovery unless they are managed carefully. The most acute threat is the impasse in Ukraine

23 Apr 2014

Opinion

Markets ignoring warning signs at their peril

Even if a new European conflict involving Russia can be avoided, the global recovery is facing serious challenges

24 Mar 2014

Opinion

Markets worried about China's slowdown

Nervousness has been linked to Federal Reserve tapering and signs that Chinese growth is slowing. But this is unlikely to produce a market rout

26 Feb 2014

Opinion

Business be wary, despite positive indicators

Conflicting stats cast doubts over the economic recovery, so mind your back, says John Alexander

19 Feb 2014

News

Ex-FSA chairman Turner warns UK economy is like 90s Japan

Lord Turner warns that the same old problems before the financial crisis are rearing their ugly heads

11 Feb 2014

Opinion

Northgate FD drives home centralisation

Chris Muir, FD of vehicle hire business Northgate, discusses centralisation, rebranding and the patience and honesty required to make such difficult tasks a success

28 Jan 2014

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