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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

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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

News

Dennis Turner: 1946-2014

Financial Director is extremely saddened to hear of the death of former HSBC economist Dennis Turner

27 Jan 2014

News

Cautious start to New Year as risks are still lurking

2014 may prove a bumpier year than many now anticipate, and making money will be more difficult in 2014 than in 2013

16 Jan 2014

Interview

Hostage to fortune: FD predictions for 2014

Financial Director asks five UK FDs what lessons they have learnt in the past year – and what they expect from the next 12 months

25 Nov 2013

Feature

Economic growth on the cards for 2014

Economists are in agreement that growth is on the cards for the economy, but it is not expected to be without hitches, writes Rachael Singh

25 Nov 2013

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