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World economy expected to grow by 3.6%

Recent data for several major economies point to a more significant pick-up in global growth this year than we projected in May. Among the advanced economies, the upward revisions have

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Will rising consumer debt affect interest rates?

Money is cheap, so is it really a surprise that the Bank of England voiced its concerns last week over rising consumer debt levels in the UK? Well, actually it

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IMF downgrades UK growth – what does this mean for investors?

The IMF is now estimating that the UK economy will grow at 1.7% this year, from 2.0% previously estimated. Such a projection could be made to look way too optimistic

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UK plc defies the naysayers

Today’s services PMI reading makes it three for three on UK economic data this week. The British economy continues to defy expectations, although in each one signs of higher prices

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Economic announcements next week

20 December, Monthly Distributive Trades Survey – Confederation of British Industry The CBI survey provides one of the first indications of how retail sales performed in the run-up to Christmas.

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Unemployment rate shows confidence in the economy

Today’s UK employment data showed the unemployment rate for the three months to August remaining at 4.9%, which was as expected, although the number of people in work rose by

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Brazil shines as India disappoints

India’s second quarter GDP recorded a significant slowdown, growing 7.1% year-on-year (y/y) compared to 7.9% in the first quarter. Growth of 7.6% had been expected. The government’s preferred measure, GVA

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China soft landing unlikely as data disappoints

China is trying to move from a construction and manufacturing economy  to a consumer economy. As such the Government’s goal has been to reduce production in China’s older industries such

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China outperforms but is it a one-trick pony?

Chinese GDP growth was unchanged in the second quarter of the year, at 6.7% year-on-year, though it accelerated in quarter-on-quarter terms to 1.8%, from 1.2% previously. The reading, along with

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Japan: a test of credibility

The news that Shinzo Abe is about to once again delay his second consumption tax hike has brought the Japanese Prime Minister’s credibility into question. The two tax increases are