UK economy

Three key takeaways for investors from Davos 2019

A shadow of suspicion has been cast over China while nobody seems quite sure which direction monetary policy should be heading. 

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Is this a sign the bull market has run its course?

Irrational exuberance is one of the key indications that the end of a bull market is nigh – but it is fund management firms rather than investors who are getting carried away. 

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2018 predictions reviewed: did our experts get it right?

We review how prescient our market pundits were in their January magazine predictions for the year now ending.

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Bank of England warns no-deal Brexit will crush the UK economy

Leaving the EU without a deal could spell major disruption for the UK economy. Markets, however, may have already priced that in. 

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Three key takeaways for investors from the US mid-term elections

Whether the US economy will see further fiscal expansion is unclear, while US/China trade tensions are unlikely to cool off. 

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Budget 2018: personal allowance to rise to £12,500 in April 2019

The basic tax-free personal allowance will rise to £12,500 and the higher rate to £50,000 in April next year.

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Budget 2018: the winners and losers

We round-up the top winners and losers in chancellor Philip Hammond's latest Budget.

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No-deal Brexit will lead to an emergency Budget

Budget 2018: Ahead of today’s autumn budget, chancellor Philip Hammond has admitted that a no-deal Brexit would require a

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Labour calls for FTSE companies to give 10% of equity to staff

The shares, owned collectively by staff in an ‘Inclusive Ownership Fund’, will earn workers up to £500 per year in dividends. 

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