Home > Social Analysis

Most trending topics in Business & Finance ( last 24 hours ):
Billionaire Supermarket Asda Energy Supplier Infrastructure Commission Heathrow Brexit Fraud Pharmaceutical General Election Election Bailout Banking Euro Compensation Skilled Worker Holiday Hedge Fund Millions Of Pounds Co-op Pound Pension Conservatives Conservative Letting Agent The Queen Tenant

Is Ghana's economy on the mend?

Published on Friday 21st of April 2017 09:54:40 AM in BBC
Related to :
  • Economy
  • Ghana's President Nana Akufo-Addo's government is claiming significant economic progress, including a halt in the fall of the local currency, the cedi. But some critics are not so sure and are concerned that any successes on the economic front will prove difficult to maintain. From the ...

    Social Trend Analysis for "Is Ghana's economy on the mend?"

    How did this BBC news article about Business fare in social circles?
  • Total number of Likes, Shares, Tweets, Re-Tweets, Pins, Bookmarks & Stumbles :
    13
  • Amongst social networks, this article was most active on Linkedin
  • Total shares on Linkedin : 10
  • Total Plus Ones on Google : 3
  • Social Analysis Summary

    Total Trend count
    13
    Most trending on :
    10 3

    Related Latest Finance News

    Almost half of highly skilled EU workers 'could leave UK within five years' image
    ....“But overseas workers, especially those from the EU, tell us they are more likely to leave the UK than before. That points to a short- to medium-term skills deficit that can be met in part by upskilling our domestic workforce but which would also benefit from an immigration system that is attuned to the needs of the economy. ...
    Italy's €17bn bank job: self-preservation at a long-term EU price? | Nils Pratley image
    .... On this occasion, however, only shareholders and junior bondholders are being cleaned out. The Italian government, it seems, has been able to plead successfully that the “national interest” will be served by protecting the senior bondholders because the local economy in the Venice region would suffer if Veneto Banca and Banca Popolare di Vicenza collapsed chaotically. ...
    Hard Brexit could halt Heathrow expansion plans, says Lord Adonis image
    Source : Guardian [Read Article] Monday 26th of June 2017 12:32:00 PM
    .... They set out a timetable for decisive action on a total of 12 schemes across transport, energy, digital and water sectors, all of which have been agreed in principle by government but could yet languish. Adonis said all could be met but added: “If we have dither and delay and a hard Brexit we’re going to really struggle to secure any agenda of long-term investment in the British economy. ...
    Brexit could destroy the UK's food and farming industry – or be the making of it | Felicity Lawrence image
    .... It lay buried through most of the referendum campaign – but if not skilfully defused, it could go off with devastating consequences for our food system. Consider these little-discussed facts: that food and drink is the UK’s largest remaining manufacturing sector – it’s bigger than the car and aerospace industries combined, and contributes over £28bn a year to the economy; that Europe is its most significant export market; that across the whole chain including farming, food accounts for over 13% of national employment; that 55% of all UK farm income is derived from European subsidies; that since we only produce just over half of what we eat, we depend on European imports for a quarter of our consumption; and that the sector has become so dependent on European migrant workers that without them it could collapse, as British strawberry growers have just warned. ...
    Skilled labour shortage fuelled by uncertainty for EU workers image
    Source : Guardian [Read Article] Sunday 25th of June 2017 11:01:43 PM
    ....Tim Hinton, managing director of mid markets and SME banking at Lloyds, said: “Our latest survey, which was conducted during the election campaign, shows an increase in business confidence since our last report at the start of the year. “Although challenges remain in recruiting both skilled and unskilled labour, businesses are anticipating higher sales, increased profits and staffing levels to rise, which is all very positive for the economy. ...
    Bond Street: status of UK's most exclusive shopping street under threat image
    .... Mount Street in Mayfair has also become a big draw thanks to a line-up that includes Marc Jacobs, Balenciaga and Céline. While the majority of Britons may not be able to afford to shop on Bond Street, where the designer handbags can cost far more than a monthly mortgage payment, the luxury market is worth more than £32bn to the economy and employs more than 113,000 people. ...
    With politics turned on its head, Labour sticks to Brexit ambiguity image
    Source : Guardian [Read Article] Sunday 25th of June 2017 01:05:57 PM
    .... Britain is closer to having a Labour government with a radical leftwing agenda than it has been for decades. All this has been going on while the economy has been growing at a respectable, if unspectacular, rate, averaging growth of 0. ...
    Trump could use alternate routes to roll back bank reforms image
    Source : Guardian [Read Article] Sunday 25th of June 2017 11:00:28 AM
    ....Mnuchin said Trump opposed actions that would break up big banks. “We think that that would hurt the economy,” he told Sanders, “that would ruin liquidity in the market. ...
    Maxed-out consumers of concern to Bank of England image
    Source : Guardian [Read Article] Sunday 25th of June 2017 06:00:22 AM
    ....We have heard plenty from the Bank of England’s monetary policy committee of late, with its members divided over how to set interest rates in a post-referendum Britain. The debate centres on when to raise borrowing costs from their record low and whether the economy – and squeezed consumers – can take it. ...
    Uber and the ‘brogrammers’ feel the consequences of changing the world image
    ....The currency rallied on Wednesday when the Bank’s chief economist, Andy Haldane, usually a nailed-on supporter of low rates, said the time was nearing when he might vote for a rise. Despite agreeing with Carney that the UK economy was entering choppy waters during the Brexit negotiations, he warned that without higher interest rates the Bank would be impotent when the next crash came along. ...
    Frances O’Grady on insecure work: ‘the heartbreaking bit is  they think it’s normal’ image
    .... We’ve got over three million people at the sharpest of the sharp end … This is people who are not only on low pay: they have also got no rights, and even if they had rights they would be too scared to enforce them,” she says. The new campaign, called the Great Jobs Agenda, is targeting the millions of people in precarious work in the so-called gig economy – where, rather than having fixed permanent roles, workers tend to be given tasks as and when they are needed. ...
    Jailing Barclays bankers won’t save us from another financial crash | Joris Luyendijk image
    ....Yet ultimately it is of little consequence how this case plays out. The main outcome of the crash is that the DNA of the system that nearly destroyed the world economy is still there. ...
    Queen's speech doesn't help British businesses frozen out of EU space contracts image
    ....The space industry bill would enable rocket launches from British soil and ease regulations to make it possible for startups to send constellations of cheap micro-satellites into orbit. The proposed legislation, which aims to increase the UK share of the global space economy from 6. ...
    One year on from Brexit vote: business's winners and losers image
    Source : Guardian [Read Article] Thursday 22nd of June 2017 11:01:08 PM
    ....“We have spent the last year fighting for the best Brexit deal for working people – one that protects their jobs and their rights at work,” said Frances O’Grady, its general secretary. “A no-deal Brexit would be devastating for jobs and the UK economy – and after the election result, the prime minister has no mandate for it. ...
    Triple lock on pensions will go eventually, says pensions secretary image
    Source : Guardian [Read Article] Thursday 22nd of June 2017 06:15:54 PM
    .... It’s become much more widely used. If we want to reduce poverty, if we want to reduce the need for people to use food banks, it’s that we have got to have a strong economy that creates jobs. ...
    Inflation needs to be checked with rate increase, says MPC member image
    Source : Guardian [Read Article] Thursday 22nd of June 2017 06:01:21 PM
    ....In the same week that Andy Haldane, the chief economist, said he was considering voting for an increase in rates before the end of the year, Kristin Forbes, an outgoing member of the monetary policy committee, used her valedictory speech to say the governor and a majority of the other MPC rate-setters were wrong to believe inflation would peak soon and then retreat, allowing rates to stay low. Speaking at the London Business School, the US academic said: “This is not an economy that is too weak to support an increase in interest rates. ...
    UK manufacturing soars thanks to weak pound and global recovery image
    Source : Guardian [Read Article] Thursday 22nd of June 2017 11:55:53 AM
    . Britain’s manufacturers are enjoying the strongest demand for their products in almost 30 years as a recovering global economy and a weaker pound boost order books. ...
    Brexit economy: UK faces slowdown amid living standards squeeze image
    Source : Guardian [Read Article] Thursday 22nd of June 2017 11:01:36 AM
    ....One year since voters narrowly opted for Brexit, the Guardian’s monthly tracker of economic news paints a gloomy picture, with households facing rising costs and firms fretting over falling demand and political uncertainty. The economy has so far avoided the recession predicted by some doomsayers at the time of the referendum, and in the months immediately following the Brexit vote the UK outperformed most other advanced economies. ...
    The Guardian view on Uber after Kalanick: only window dressing? | Editorial image
    .... It will end a particularly nasty iteration of runaway executive authority. It is even a small step in the fight against the gig economy. ...
    Low wages are 'return to pre-industrial Britain', says Bank of England economist image
    . The lack of wage growth in Britain’s economy is the result of turning the clock back to the days before the Industrial Revolution when there were no trade unions and self-employment was rife, the chief economist of the Bank of England has suggested. ...
    Tesco staff 'shocked' as call centre closure puts 1,100 jobs at risk image
    Source : Guardian [Read Article] Wednesday 21st of June 2017 02:05:28 PM
    ....Nick Ireland, the divisional officer of Usdaw, the shopworkers’ trade union, said workers in Cardiff were “understandably shocked” by the announcement. “This is clearly devastating news for our members and will have a wider impact on south Wales, as so many jobs are potentially lost to our local economy. ...
    Bank of England rift as chief economist ponders interest rate rise image
    Source : Guardian [Read Article] Wednesday 21st of June 2017 11:09:59 AM
    ....Signs of a deepening rift on the Bank of England’s monetary policy committee have emerged after Threadneedle Street’s chief economist revealed he seriously considered opposing the governor, Mark Carney, and voting for an interest rate rise earlier this month. Just 24 hours after Carney said the state of the economy and the uncertainty caused by Brexit meant borrowing costs should stay on hold, Andy Haldane said it would be prudent to tighten policy before the end of the year. ...
    UK budget deficit to increase this year amid living standards squeeze image
    Source : Guardian [Read Article] Wednesday 21st of June 2017 10:49:47 AM
    ....But analysts said this still meant the government would fail to meet its previous plan of reducing the deficit in every year of the parliament, with the gap between government income and spending heading towards £58bn, compared with £47bn last year. The economy has slowed dramatically since the start of the year as the prospect of Brexit negotiations unnerved businesses and the lower value of the pound fed through into increased inflation, causing living standards to fall. ...
    Why is productivity so low since the crisis – particularly in the UK? | Howard Davies image
    .... These authorities tend to focus more on investor protection than on the allocational efficiency of the markets they oversee. Investor protection is important, of course, but as the Nobel laureate Eugene Fama put it, “the primary role of the capital market is allocation of ownership of the economy’s capital stock”. ...
    House sales have fallen by nearly a third in some parts of UK, says Lloyds image
    ....The average property now changes hands once every eight years, said Patel, a year longer than the commonly held view that people move every seven years, although he added that there is incomplete data in this area. The decline in transaction activity has knock-on effects in other parts of the economy, stretching from income for estate agents and conveyancing solicitors through to sales of furniture and electrical stores which tend to benefit when people move home and buy new goods. ...
    SFO has clear public interest in pursuing Barclays case | Nils Pratley image
    ....This argument holds that, whatever went on with the bank and Qatar in 2008, the UK Treasury avoided having to fund another expensive banking bailout, to sit alongside those at Royal Bank of Scotland and Lloyds TSB. Wasn’t that a useful development? Wasn’t Barclays, by avoiding part-nationalisation, better able to support the UK economy in the post-crisis years? Hasn’t the world moved on? Isn’t Barclays, nine years and three chief executives later, a very different organisation these days?. ...
    Government inspectors should enforce workers’ rights, says Law Society image
    ....”. The rise of platforms including Uber, Deliveroo and online retailers, most of which say their drivers and riders are independent contractors, has led to growing concern that millions are stuck in insecure and stressful work in the gig economy. ...
    Exxon, BP and Shell back carbon tax proposal to curb emissions image
    Source : Guardian [Read Article] Tuesday 20th of June 2017 04:32:21 PM
    ....The fossil fuel companies announced their backing for the plan alongside other major firms including Unilever, PepsiCo, General Motors and Johnson & Johnson. In a full-page newspaper ad on Tuesday, the companies called for a “consensus climate solution that bridges partisan divides, strengthens our economy and protects our shared environment”. ...
    Derby-based Bombardier beats German rival to £900m train contract image
    Source : Guardian [Read Article] Tuesday 20th of June 2017 09:01:04 AM
    ....First MTR will take over the franchise from Stagecoach on 20 August, during a period of major disruption on South Western, with fewer trains running during the upgrade of its London Waterloo terminus. The transport minister Paul Maynard said: “This multimillion-pound investment in a new fleet of British-built trains is excellent news for South West passengers and the British economy. ...
    Philip Hammond says Brexit deal must put jobs and prosperity first image
    Source : Guardian [Read Article] Tuesday 20th of June 2017 08:41:04 AM
    .... The chancellor said the latter was the only long-term sustainable solution for this country in the face of the pressure of an ageing population. Hammond said the future of the economy was inexorably linked to the kind of Brexit deal reached with the EU. ...
    Bank of England says interest rates should be kept on hold amid Brexit uncertainty image
    . Fears that the start of Brexit negotiations will damage the economy mean that interest rates should remain at their record-low level, the governor of the Bank of England has said. ...
    UK economy will slow amid Brexit talks and pay squeeze, warns CBI image
    Source : Guardian [Read Article] Monday 19th of June 2017 11:01:49 PM
    . Business group the CBI has warned the UK economy will shift down a gear as Brexit talks get under way and households are squeezed by rising prices. ...
    BIS warns rolling back globalisation would be ‘detrimental’ image
    Source : Guardian [Read Article] Sunday 18th of June 2017 05:41:55 PM
    .... Instead there should be more acknowledgement of the gains from greater trade and cooperation, it said. “The globalisation surge over the past half-century has brought many benefits to the world economy. ...
    Jaguar Land Rover to recruit 5,000 staff after record year of sales image
    Source : Guardian [Read Article] Sunday 18th of June 2017 04:50:45 PM
    .... It is also one of the UK’s largest exporters, with about 80% of its £24bn annual revenues generated from cars sold abroad. Its expansion plans will bolster hopes that the UK’s export sector can help offset some of the domestic pressures on the economy in the years ahead as household budgets continue to be squeezed by weak pay growth and rising inflation on the back of the slide in sterling triggered by Brexit. ...
    UK business groups plead for economy to be put first in Brexit talks image
    Source : Guardian [Read Article] Sunday 18th of June 2017 04:38:33 PM
    . Britain’s biggest business groups have made a joint plea to the government to put the economy first in Brexit talks and to secure a transitional deal that preserves access to the European single market. ...
    Philip Hammond hints government will ease up on austerity image
    Source : Guardian [Read Article] Sunday 18th of June 2017 09:51:43 AM
    .... Obviously we are not deaf. We heard a message last week in the general election and we need to look at how we deal with the challenges we face in the economy. ...
    Why the political uncertainty won't shake house price foundations   image
    Source : Daily Express [Read Article] Sunday 18th of June 2017 09:46:00 AM
    ....Young buyers struggling to get on the property ladder may even have cause to celebrate a dip in house prices. However, falling prices can hit the economy and knock confidence, making people feel poorer. ...
    Life and death in Apple’s forbidden city image
    Source : Guardian [Read Article] Sunday 18th of June 2017 08:30:02 AM
    ....The vast majority of plants that produce the iPhone’s component parts and carry out the device’s final assembly are based here, in the People’s Republic, where low labour costs and a massive, highly skilled workforce have made the nation the ideal place to manufacture iPhones (and just about every other gadget). The country’s vast, unprecedented production capabilities – the US Bureau of Labor Statistics estimated that as of 2009 there were 99 million factory workers in China – have helped the nation become the world’s second largest economy. ...
    Brexiters have voted for a poverty even worse than austerity image
    Source : Guardian [Read Article] Sunday 18th of June 2017 06:00:04 AM
    .... On the whole, these are people who worship the memory of Margaret Thatcher and thought she could do no wrong. My own view is that she did quite a lot of wrong, but that the single market was a great achievement, working very much in our economy’s interests. ...
    Big business leaders press Theresa May to rethink hard Brexit image
    Source : Guardian [Read Article] Sunday 18th of June 2017 03:48:03 AM
    .... Josh Hardie, the CBI’s deputy director-general, said: “It is a time for reflecting on how businesses are feeling. It is absolutely clear that for the new government, the priority has got to be putting the economy first. ...
    Philip Hammond under pressure to spend to lure voters back to Tories image
    Source : Guardian [Read Article] Saturday 17th of June 2017 03:00:41 PM
    ....But some economists point out that more spending will not necessarily translate into a much bigger hole in the public finances. Martin Beck, from the consultancy Oxford Economics, believes increasing borrowing to fund more spending or tax cuts would help the economy grow faster, which in turn could speed up deficit reduction. ...
    UK attracts record overseas tourists after pound's Brexit slide image
    Source : Guardian [Read Article] Friday 16th of June 2017 11:47:05 AM
    .... While traditional holiday destinations have been affected by the fall in sterling, there was a 9% jump in visits to the countries that joined the EU after 2004, such as Poland, Latvia and Hungary. Tourism is worth £127bn annually to the UK economy, said Visit Britain director Patricia Yates. ...
    The eurozone must reform or die | Kenneth Rogoff image
    Source : Guardian [Read Article] Friday 16th of June 2017 05:00:00 AM
    ....True, in the near term, there is much reason for optimism. Over the past year, the eurozone has been enjoying a solid cyclical recovery, outperforming expectations more than any other major advanced economy. ...
    Creditors agree terms to disburse Greece's €8.5bn bailout funds image
    Source : Guardian [Read Article] Friday 16th of June 2017 12:05:16 AM
    ....The Tsipras government had legislated a slew of extra austerity measures worth €4. 6bn in savings in the hope of convincing creditors to finally give the Greek economy real breathing space through debt relief. ...
    Greek bailout funds on the cards as creditors narrow differences image
    Source : Guardian [Read Article] Thursday 15th of June 2017 05:25:49 PM
    ....Greece’s leftwing government, which has pushed through unpopular pension cuts and tax increases to secure the funds, is very likely to be disappointed that it is still waiting on a specific number on debt relief. Although the economy is growing again, more than one third of Greeks are estimated to be at risk of poverty. ...
    City's Mansion House dinner cancelled after Grenfell Tower fire image
    Source : Guardian [Read Article] Thursday 15th of June 2017 01:46:46 PM
    ....At the Mansion House event, Mark Carney, the Bank of England governor, was expected to talk to the audience about the importance of international trade, just days before the start of Brexit talks next week. Hammond had been expected to warn against the dangers of a hard Brexit and, according to reports, to urge the prime minister to put the economy at the heart of the EU exit talks. ...
    Bank of England edges closer to increasing UK interest rates image
    Source : Guardian [Read Article] Thursday 15th of June 2017 11:11:41 AM
    ....36. Since the Brexit vote the Bank’s committee of rate-setters has been forced into a balancing act between keeping import-fuelled inflation in check and providing support to the economy as uncertainty and a squeeze on incomes bites. ...
    DFS warns over profits in latest sign of UK spending squeeze image
    Source : Guardian [Read Article] Thursday 15th of June 2017 09:32:26 AM
    ....A surprise profit warning from sofa chain DFS has sent shockwaves through the high street, as concerns grow that Britons’ spending power is being squeezed by higher living costs. The chief executive of DFS, Ian Filby, blamed a sharp fall in orders in recent weeks on the upheaval created by the general election as well as the general air of uncertainty hanging over the economy. ...
    Fed raises interest rates again in further sign of confidence in US economy image
    .... “We are still coming up short on our inflation target, and the job market continues to strengthen, suggesting that slack remains,” Kashkari wrote after objecting to a rate rise earlier this year. The Fed also put out a statement about its plans to unwind its gigantic bond portfolio, bought as part of its bid to restart the US economy after the 2007-09 recession. ...
    UK pay squeeze breaks all sorts of records for all the wrong reasons | Larry Elliott image
    .... The financial markets have been in turmoil since the previous summer and in the previous month the Labour government has been forced to nationalise the troubled bank Northern Rock. Few realised it at the time but the economy had peaked. ...
    Pay squeeze intensifies as wage growth falls further behind inflation image
    Source : Guardian [Read Article] Wednesday 14th of June 2017 08:35:03 AM
    ....But Debbie Abrahams, shadow work and pensions secretary, said Labour was “deeply concerned” that millions of people remain in low paid, insecure work. Economists are predicting the pay squeeze will accelerate in the coming months, with inflation likely to rise above 3% and as firms limit pay rises as their own costs rise and the economy weakens. ...
    Incomes squeeze denied May a landslide – now she must change course image
    Source : Guardian [Read Article] Tuesday 13th of June 2017 01:06:01 PM
    .... No question, the mobilisation of young voters by Labour played a big part in the result. But the bedrock of any successful election campaign is the state of the economy and, in particular, whether or not people are becoming better off. ...
    House price inflation in April at six-month high, official figures show image
    ....2% in May. Meanwhile, many economists have said they expect the housing market to weaken this year, as the impact of the Brexit vote weighs on the economy. ...
    Our leaders have lost touch with reality – just like the banks did | Aditya Chakrabortty image
    ....You know the rest because, a decade later, you and I are still paying for it. How the banks died, the world economy collapsed and most of us got poorer. ...
    UK employers plan to keep hiring despite Brexit and slow growth image
    Source : Guardian [Read Article] Tuesday 13th of June 2017 05:01:47 AM
    ....A poll of 2,109 employers by recruitment agency ManpowerGroup found that a net balance of 5% were planning to increase staff levels rather than cut them over the July-to-September quarter. That was unchanged from the previous poll three months ago but down slightly from a +7% reading at the end of 2016 when the UK economy was still growing strongly. ...
    Moody's warns election result will complicate Brexit talks image
    Source : Guardian [Read Article] Monday 12th of June 2017 11:01:40 PM
    ....In Monday’s update, it said recent political developments were “credit negative” given that the government was likely to put plans to cut the deficit on hold. Economic indicators in the months following the referendum suggested businesses and consumers had shrugged off the result and the UK economy was one of the best performers among its peers in 2016. ...
    Bosses are right: political uncertainty will damage the economy | Nils Pratley image
    . “It is hard to overstate what a dramatic impact the current political uncertainty has on business leaders, and the consequences could – if not addressed immediately – be disastrous for the UK economy,” says Stephen Martin, director general of the Institute of Directors, pointing to a poll of members that showed 57% were quite or very pessimistic about the economy over the next 12 months. ...
    Bad EU trade deal 'disastrous' for UK jobs, investment and growth image
    Source : Guardian [Read Article] Monday 12th of June 2017 01:07:11 PM
    ....The study came as the first poll of UK business leaders since the election found a plunge in confidence in the economic outlook and concern over the make up of the government. The survey of almost 700 members of the Institute of Directors found 65% believed uncertainty over the makeup of the government was “a significant concern” for the UK economy. ...
    UK household spending falls for first time since 2013 image
    Source : Guardian [Read Article] Monday 12th of June 2017 04:30:17 AM
    ....Visa, the credit and debit card processing business, said its vast database of spending patterns shows there was a drop in spending across a broad range of categories last month, including clothing, household goods, food and transport. That chimes with recent signs the UK economy is struggling to eke out growth this year and has fallen behind its peers as the effects of last summer’s Brexit vote start to bite. ...
    Are cheap car loans the vehicle taking us to the next financial crash? image
    Source : Guardian [Read Article] Saturday 10th of June 2017 03:00:29 PM
    ....In recent months the volume of PCP deals has spurred MPs and regulators to ask whether there is a catch. Could there be implications for consumers, the industry and the financial system, with knock-on effects to the economy?. ...
    Like to make music? Turn your tunes into an income stream image
    Source : Guardian [Read Article] Saturday 10th of June 2017 06:00:18 AM
    ....Most people know you can earn money from posting videos and images on the likes of YouTube and Instagram. But few are probably aware that there is a hidden army of “gig economy” entrepreneurs who are earning a bit of extra cash – or in some cases as much as £30,000 a year – by composing the music that soundtracks our lives in the digital age. ...
    Pound recovers after sharp falls as political turmoil hits markets image
    Source : Guardian [Read Article] Friday 9th of June 2017 04:46:50 PM
    .... Construction groups such as Balfour Beatty dropped sharply on worries that a hung parliament could slow down the award of government contracts. Meanwhile business leaders called for a new government to focus its efforts on the economy and the Brexit discussions. ...
    Clouds gather over UK economy as data points to lacklustre growth image
    Source : Guardian [Read Article] Friday 9th of June 2017 03:49:32 PM
    . Manufacturing output and broader industrial output made only small gains in April, dashing economists’ forecasts for a rebound for the economy after a slow start to 2017, which has put the UK at the bottom of the European growth league. ...
    What are the markets telling us about the election? image
    Source : BBC [Read Article] Friday 9th of June 2017 11:36:19 AM
    ....Think of the value of the pound as the UK's share price. When it falls against other currencies, that reflects a lack of confidence in the UK economy by investors around the world. ...
    German firms grapple with UK poll result image
    Source : BBC [Read Article] Friday 9th of June 2017 11:19:21 AM
    ....Martin Wansleben, who leads the Association of German Chambers of Industry and Commerce, or DIHK, struck a similarly downbeat tone. The lack of a clear majority had led to an increase of uncertainty in the German economy, he said, and the "road map for Brexit negotiations is now obsolete". ...
    UK industrial output weaker than expected image
    Source : BBC [Read Article] Friday 9th of June 2017 10:05:52 AM
    ....2%, driven by falls in energy and manufacturing. That backs up the picture of the UK economy losing momentum in the first few months of the year. ...
    Pound sinks but FTSE 100 climbs after shock election result image
    Source : Guardian [Read Article] Friday 9th of June 2017 08:22:37 AM
    . The pound slumped and shares in major banks, housebuilders and construction companies tumbled after the shock election result raised questions over the pace of Brexit talks and prospects for the UK economy. ...
    Business and City leaders call for reassurance image
    Source : BBC [Read Article] Friday 9th of June 2017 08:06:32 AM
    ....Politicians must act fast to reassure businesses in the wake of the election result, according to business leaders. The result is a "serious moment for the UK economy", the CBI business lobby group said, and called for politicians to form a "functioning government". ...
    Pound plunges amid fears over Brexit delays image
    Source : Guardian [Read Article] Friday 9th of June 2017 01:05:46 AM
    ....” The loss of seats by the Scottish National party reducing pressure for Scottish independence was one potential reason, as was the prospect of a softer Brexit. The Confederation of British Industry was quick to say any new government should start to refocus on the economy, which, according to official statistics, was the worst performer in the EU in the opening months of 2017 as the Brexit vote started to take its toll. ...

    Page rendered in 2.3676 seconds.