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....Friday's figure is a first estimate and could be revised in the coming months. Economists had been expecting GDP growth to slow as consumers reined back spending in the face of rising inflation, but they had pencilled in a higher figure of 0. ... [Read full article on BBC ]
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....". Just two days ago, as they released President Trump's proposals for large tax cuts, his Treasury Secretary, Steven Mnuchin, and his National Economic Director, Gary Cohn, were boasting that an annual GDP growth rate of 3% and above was possible. ... [Read full article on BBC ]
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....”. He expects GDP growth to be limited to 1. ... [Read full article on Guardian ]
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....“We should expect the consumer slowdown to dominate the growth picture over the course of this year . GDP growth figures for the first quarter released at the end of this week are likely to confirm that the UK economy is already slowing. ... [Read full article on Guardian ]
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....The UK economy suffered a sharp slowdown in the opening months of this year, as the post-referendum rise in living costs took its toll on British households and hit consumer spending. GDP growth fell more than expected to 0. ... [Read full article on Guardian ]
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....Economists believe the slowdown will be temporary. They forecast GDP growth will rebound to 3% or better in the current quarter. ... [Read full article on Guardian ]
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US economy turns in weakest quarterly performance in three years image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Friday 28th of April 2017 12:54:36 PM
....Economists believe the slowdown will be temporary. They forecast GDP growth will rebound to 3% or better in the current quarter. ...
US growth rate hits three-year low image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Friday 28th of April 2017 12:40:39 PM
....". Just two days ago, as they released President Trump's proposals for large tax cuts, his Treasury Secretary, Steven Mnuchin, and his National Economic Director, Gary Cohn, were boasting that an annual GDP growth rate of 3% and above was possible. ...
UK economy grows by 0.3% as service sector slows image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Friday 28th of April 2017 08:32:58 AM
....Friday's figure is a first estimate and could be revised in the coming months. Economists had been expecting GDP growth to slow as consumers reined back spending in the face of rising inflation, but they had pencilled in a higher figure of 0. ...
Brexit economy: living standards are falling as the snap election looms image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Tuesday 25th of April 2017 10:38:58 AM
....“We should expect the consumer slowdown to dominate the growth picture over the course of this year . GDP growth figures for the first quarter released at the end of this week are likely to confirm that the UK economy is already slowing. ...
UK retail surge since Brexit vote comes to an end image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Friday 21st of April 2017 01:11:30 PM
....”. Simon Wells, chief European economist at HSBC, said the unexpectedly sharp contraction in March showed “consumers are feeling the pinch”, while Victoria Clarke, UK economist at Investec, said it would drag first-quarter GDP growth down to 0. ...
IMF shifts from dismal to pessimistic, but has a sharper message about inequality | Greg Jericho image
....They are also more positive about growth in China, the US and very much so in the UK, where the worries of last year about the immediate impact of the Brexit have been pushed out a few years:. Across the world, the prediction is for global GDP growth of 3. ...
Is this the beginning of the end for neoliberalism? | Letters image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Thursday 13th of April 2017 05:59:24 PM
.... And when they refer to helping those “left behind”, they are inviting us to believe in discredited theories of trickle-down economics which holds that what is good for the rich is good for the poor. As we move into the uncertainties of a new post-Brexit trading regime, it is incumbent upon us to develop alternative models to outdated concepts that automatically equate GDP growth with increased wellbeing. ...
Trump's trade barriers would be self-inflicted wound, says IMF chief image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Wednesday 12th of April 2017 10:15:57 AM
....She pointed out that the outlook had improved across the developed world, including in Europe, which had previously been lagging behind the US. Even so, emerging and developing countries would contribute more than 75% of global GDP growth in 2017. ...
UK industrial output falls in February image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Friday 7th of April 2017 09:27:16 AM
...."The overall trade deficit worsened, but excluding erratic items, the picture improved, as imports fell more than exports," said ONS senior statistician Kate Davies. Howard Archer, chief UK and European economist at IHS Markit, called the figures "a disappointing package of data for the UK economy which fuels suspicion that GDP growth slowed markedly, largely due to consumers becoming more cautious". ...
UK services sector beats forecasts buoyed by new work image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Wednesday 5th of April 2017 09:28:30 AM
...."However, we continue to think that the support provided by the lower pound and rock-bottom interest rates should prevent growth from slowing too sharply in the quarters ahead. Our forecast is for annual GDP growth of about 2% for the year as a whole. ...
US fourth-quarter growth rate revised up image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Thursday 30th of March 2017 12:51:24 PM
....6% - the slowest since 2011. The sluggish growth will make it more difficult for President Donald Trump to meet his pledge to lift GDP growth to 4%, through tax cuts and infrastructure spending. ...
Brexit economy: UK faces squeeze on living standards image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Friday 24th of March 2017 10:30:30 AM
....At his budget earlier this month, Philip Hammond was able to announce a brighter outlook for growth this year from the government’s independent forecasters. The Office for Budget Responsibility raised its forecast for GDP growth this year to 2% from 1. ...
Trump must convert surging US confidence into real growth | Mohamed El-Erian image
. Financial markets seem convinced that the recent surge in business and consumer confidence in the US economy will soon be reflected in “hard” data, such as GDP growth, business investment, consumption, and wages. ...
Aberdeen wrestles with hard choices as independence looms again image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Saturday 18th of March 2017 03:59:43 PM
.... Now that it is largely spent, both as a reservoir of flammable carbon and as a source of tax revenues, an independent Scotland would need to look elsewhere for growth. In the years since the oil price collapsed and the industry went into decline, Scotland’s GDP growth has flatlined. ...
UK economy will grow more strongly than expected, says BCC image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Tuesday 14th of March 2017 07:01:15 AM
....But in its latest set of economic forecasts, published as the UK prepares to embark on Brexit negotiations, the business group cut its outlook for 2018 and warned higher inflation would take a chunk out of household budgets. The BCC joined other bodies in raising its outlook for the UK’s GDP growth this year after a stronger-than-expected close to 2016 and signs of resilience to the Brexit vote among businesses and consumers. ...
Get ready for food inflation to take a bite out of growth | Vicky Pryce image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Wednesday 8th of March 2017 12:37:50 PM
.... If more and more of people’s incomes – lower paid people’s incomes, especially – is diverted to survival, the boost given to the economy from general household spending will be reduced. The Bank of England’s latest forecast upped GDP growth to 2% for this year, in the expectation that households would dip further into their savings to continue the spending spree we have been witnessing. ...
Chancellor's budget to build up Brexit reserves, not tackle NHS crisis image
....7bn since January 2016, the ONS said. Recent reports appear to show that the economic strength seen after the Brexit vote, which put the UK’s GDP growth in the front rank of developed nations, may be faltering. ...
A budget in the shadow of Brexit leaves Hammond short of choices image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Saturday 4th of March 2017 07:11:34 PM
.... This week the Treasury’s independent forecaster is expected to say that a surge in growth at the end of last year, and the strength of tax receipts, has cut borrowing by around £10bn, almost to the level expected before the referendum. That is not just good news for the government finances in the current year, it also provides a higher baseline for projections of GDP growth over the rest of the parliament, possibly boosting the government’s coffers by as much as £30bn–£40bn. ...
Sorry, Brexit doomsayers, the outlook is good on global growth image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Saturday 4th of March 2017 05:00:20 PM
....The doomsayers may yet have their day. Theresa May could lead Britain to a position where it leaves the EU, the single market and the customs union with terrible consequences for trade, business investment and GDP growth. ...
A budget in the shadow of Brexit leaves Hammond short of choices image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Saturday 4th of March 2017 04:04:00 PM
.... This week the Treasury’s independent forecaster is expected to say that a surge in growth at the end of last year, and the strength of tax receipts, has cut borrowing by around £10bn, almost to the level expected before the referendum. That is not just good news for the government finances in the current year, it also provides a higher baseline for projections of GDP growth over the rest of the parliament, possibly boosting the government’s coffers by as much as £30bn–£40bn. ...
Creative sector fills UK coffers as money pours into film and TV production image
....At a time when the British economy is looking for leadership, step forward Darth Vader, Adele and Queen Victoria. One of the reasons GDP growth has stayed robust since the EU referendum is the UK’s creative sector, which has produced buoyant box office receipts thanks to Star Wars, healthy sales of Adele’s latest album and global demand for homegrown TV productions such as Victoria. ...
UK economy cooling after post-Brexit vote growth, surveys show image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Friday 3rd of March 2017 11:12:26 AM
....Britain’s economy is cooling fast, according to the latest surveys of the services, manufacturing and construction sectors, bolstering expectations that the Bank of England will leave interest rates at their record low for the rest of this year and beyond. Coming days before Philip Hammond’s spring budget, the figures add to evidence that the economic strength seen in after the Brexit vote, which put the UK’s GDP growth in the front rank of developed nations, is now faltering. ...
UK economy 'loses momentum' as services growth slows image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Friday 3rd of March 2017 10:08:51 AM
Australia avoids recession as GDP grows 1.1% in December quarter image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Wednesday 1st of March 2017 12:43:59 AM
....The ABS found that household final consumption expenditure contributed 0. 5% to GDP growth and net exports a further 0. ...
Hitting rock bottom image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Wednesday 1st of March 2017 12:07:40 AM
...."In an increasingly knowledge based and services driven global economic expansion, the trade expansion is stagnating," he wrote. "The global manufacturing engines, world trade, credit driven GDP growth model is being increasingly challenged and world trade seems to be stuck in a time warp, barely growing. ...
Spring budget 2017: drop in government borrowing predicted image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Tuesday 28th of February 2017 12:01:13 AM
.... Forecasts from the fiscal watchdog, the Office for Budget Responsibility (OBR), published at the statement in November suggested a blow to the economy from the Brexit vote would force the government to borrow an extra £122bn over the next five years compared with the outlook before the UK voted to leave the EU. Assessing the news of stronger-than-expected GDP growth and tax receipts since then, the Resolution Foundation expects the OBR to give Hammond a brighter outlook to announce next week. ...
Germany overtakes UK as fastest-growing G7 economy image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Thursday 23rd of February 2017 03:21:32 PM
....German economy was marked by strong and steady growth during 2016, with GDP increasing 1. 9% - highest rate of GDP growth among G7 countries. ...
UK economy grows faster than thought image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Wednesday 22nd of February 2017 11:45:29 AM
.... . "Excluding oil and gas output, estimated UK GDP growth might actually have been revised up in 2016," added Mr Hawksworth. ...
Brexit economy: can consumers keep shoring up the UK? image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Wednesday 22nd of February 2017 10:41:44 AM
....The pressure on household finances bodes ill for the wider economy where consumer spending has been the main driver of relatively robust growth, helping the UK outperform all the other Group of Seven (G7) advanced economies last year. Figures today confirmed that the economy finished 2016 on a strong note, with the GDP growth rate for the fourth quarter nudged up to 0. ...
Lloyds reports biggest profits since financial crash image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Wednesday 22nd of February 2017 08:49:43 AM
....Even so Horta-Osório was pleased with the performance. “Given our UK focus, our performance is inextricably linked to the health of the UK economy, which has been more resilient than the market expected post-referendum, with GDP growth of 2% in 2016. ...
Made in the UK goods could cost more as import prices rise image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Monday 20th of February 2017 01:17:41 PM
....Gregory said: “Admittedly, the drop in the pound is having a clear impact on price pressures, with the price expectations balance rising to its highest in nearly six years. “But the sector looks on course to provide a positive contribution to GDP growth in the first quarter. ...
UK tax burden will soar to highest level for 30 years, warns IFS image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Tuesday 7th of February 2017 10:00:11 AM
....But slower economic growth after the Brexit vote and lower than expected tax receipts will still leave the UK with one of the largest shortfalls in public spending in the developed world, according to the Institute for Fiscal Studies. The leading tax and spending thinktank said downgrades in GDP growth over the next four years would strain the public finances, which are already on course to be £13bn worse off in this financial year than forecast. ...
Strong dollar drags US growth to slowest pace since 2011 image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Friday 27th of January 2017 02:15:35 PM
....6% growth in 2015. Analysts said the uncertainty surrounding the outcome of last year’s presidential election and the UK’s Brexit vote meant that forecasts of trade and GDP growth were becoming cloudy and less predictable. ...
UK GDP figures show solid end to 2016 despite Brexit vote image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Thursday 26th of January 2017 03:13:11 PM
....”. The ONS said fourth-quarter GDP growth was dominated by services (worth nearly 80% of the economy), with a strong contribution from retail sales and travel agency services as consumers continued to spend in shops and online. ...
UK GDP preview: sharp slowdown expected in 2017 image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Sunday 22nd of January 2017 03:54:01 PM
....Official figures this week are expected to provide fresh evidence that the UK economy remained resilient in the face of Brexit uncertainty at the close of 2016 but economists warn Britain is headed for a sharp slowdown this year. After confounding most economic forecasters with solid GDP growth of 0. ...
Utopian ideas on climate change will get us precisely nowhere image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Sunday 22nd of January 2017 09:00:00 AM
.... Telling them to switch off this desire has never worked and is unlikely to do so now, even when the future of the planet is at stake. In this vein, the accession of Donald Trump to the presidential throne should not be read as a spectacular one-off reaction by a narrow, if electorally important group who missed out on GDP growth. ...
UK house price average surges by £4,000 in December image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Monday 9th of January 2017 11:20:19 AM
....Economist Howard Archer of IHS Global Insight raised his forecast for 2017 house prices from zero to 2%. “This is a modest upward revision from our previous forecast of flat house prices in 2017 due to the fact that house prices are carrying more momentum into 2017 than we had expected and also the fact that we have slightly upgraded our UK GDP growth forecast for 2017 to 1. ...
No one can afford to stop the new consumer credit crisis image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Sunday 8th of January 2017 07:05:11 AM
....Except that the Bank of England knows most people’s incomes have flatlined for years. It need look no further than official figures, which make it clear that the vast majority have missed out on the gains from GDP growth. ...
Crash 'was crisis moment for economists' image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Thursday 5th of January 2017 11:13:41 PM
....The Bank of England and the Treasury were accused by Brexit campaigners - including two former Conservative chancellors - of "peddling phoney forecasts and scare stories" during the EU referendum campaign to "frighten the electorate into voting Remain". Since the referendum, the UK economy has so far not performed as predicted, with GDP growth at a better-than-expected 0. ...
UK services sector grows at fastest pace for more than a year image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Thursday 5th of January 2017 10:56:43 AM
....“Nonetheless, the support provided to activity from a lower pound and rock-bottom interest rates should prevent growth from slowing too sharply. Overall, our forecast is for GDP growth to ease from around 2. ...
UK service sector sees strong expansion in December image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Thursday 5th of January 2017 10:10:20 AM
....Earlier in the week, surveys in the construction and manufacturing sectors indicated a similar pattern of growth. Mr Williamson said that collectively, the surveys pointed to GDP growth of 0. ...
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UK economy ends 2016 on high – but rising import prices starting to bite image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Thursday 5th of January 2017 12:01:34 AM
....The BCC said businesses turned a corner in the fourth quarter after a fall in confidence in the previous three months. Echoing official figures that showed GDP growth was among the highest in the developed world, the BCC found that the economy remained robust in the last few months of the year in part due to the boost from the lower pound, which made British exports cheaper. ...
A tumultuous year: the 2016 global economy in 10 charts image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Friday 30th of December 2016 04:04:05 PM
....The year began with fresh concerns about the extent of China’s economic slowdown, sending shockwaves through global markets. Economists expect GDP growth for the full year to come in at under 7% again and fall further next year, in a marked contrast to the expansion of 14% experienced a decade ago. ...
UK firms' finance bosses say uncertainty is 'new normal' image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Thursday 29th of December 2016 12:10:57 AM
.... . A survey by Deloitte found that 27% of 119 finance directors whom the accountancy firm questioned in the fourth quarter were more optimistic, helped by better GDP growth. ...
UK GDP growth better than expected in Brexit vote aftermath image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Friday 23rd of December 2016 09:52:37 AM
....Britain’s economy grew faster than previously thought in the three months after the EU referendum, underlining the miscalculations by the Treasury and other forecasters who predicted that the UK would suffer a recession following a vote for Brexit. Official figures showed GDP growth in the third quarter rose by 0. ...
CBI health check reveals UK Christmas shopping splurge image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Tuesday 20th of December 2016 12:01:18 PM
....”. James Knightley, senior economist at ING, said the CBI suggested “consumer spending will again make a big contribution to 4Q GDP growth. ...
Trump must overcome global barriers to deliver his economic promise | Mohamed El-Erian image
....Trump has established infrastructure investment, tax reform, and deregulation as central components of his strategy to boost the US economy’s actual and potential growth. Confident that his plan can unfold as intended, he has set ambitious targets, including GDP growth approaching 4% a year. ...
UK big business to expand workforces in 2017 despite Brexit fears, says CBI image
....The survey follows a steep fall in employment growth in recent months according to official figures and concerns among economists and ministers that a squeeze on workers’ incomes next year will undermine the UK’s recovery. The Office for National Statistics will publish its third estimate of GDP growth in the three months to the end of September later this week, which is expected to confirm the previous figure of 0. ...
ECB surprises markets by scaling back QE programme image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Thursday 8th of December 2016 02:12:11 PM
....The central bank is expecting only modest economic growth for the eurozone over coming years. It believes GDP growth this year will come in at 1. ...
UK industrial production falls at worst rate in four years image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Wednesday 7th of December 2016 11:47:24 AM
....5% in the third quarter. Archer said: “We had believed that there was a good chance that UK GDP growth in the fourth quarter could match the resilient 0. ...
UK manufacturing falls in October, ONS figures show image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Wednesday 7th of December 2016 10:21:58 AM
...."The increase can largely be attributed to continued maintenance to the Buzzard oilfield in the North Sea," the ONS said. Commentators pointed out that the fall in industrial production dealt a blow to the UK's GDP growth prospects in the final three months of the year. ...
UK service sector recovers after Brexit dip but inflation looms image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Tuesday 6th of December 2016 06:01:04 AM
....5% in the final three months of the year based on the service sector report and its polls of the smaller construction and manufacturing sectors last week. That would match the pace of GDP growth in the third quarter and defy economists’ post-referendum warnings of a sharp slowdown this year. ...
Demand is weak and investment’s faltering. That’s OK then image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Sunday 4th of December 2016 07:00:07 AM
.... Could it be that rising inflation will spoil the party? Only a few weeks ago, Theresa May, Philip Hammond and the rest of the cabinet could have been forgiven for worrying about the impact of inflation after most economic forecasters predicted it was about to send shop prices sky-rocketing. And, worse, more of the same is expected next year, with rising prices eating into disposable incomes to more than halve Britain’s GDP growth rate. ...
Bank of England must be wary of interest rate rise, says chief economist image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Friday 2nd of December 2016 02:37:12 PM
....“That configuration now leaves me comfortable with the current stance of monetary policy, with no bias on the direction of the next move in interest rates,” he said. In a speech to the Materials Processing Institute in the North Yorkshire town of Redcar, Haldane said GDP growth, which came in at 0. ...
Protectionism and trade disputes threaten world growth, says OECD image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Monday 28th of November 2016 10:00:26 AM
.... Now the problem with trade has been the distribution of the gains from trade and this has always been known … and the fabric of domestic policies has not addressed that,” she said. On the tax and spending side, the OECD’s forecasters said they expected stimulus measures from the US government would raise US GDP growth by around 0. ...
Rising costs and slower consumer spending hit service sector, says CBI image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Monday 28th of November 2016 12:01:14 AM
.... It has kept the economy moving ahead over the last couple of years while the manufacturing and construction industries have spent time in recession. The trend for increased spending on leisure activities and one-off events has proved a standout feature of the UK’s GDP growth, with hotels experiencing a boom in short-stay breaks. ...
China's property frenzy and surging debt raises red flag for economy image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Sunday 27th of November 2016 06:52:01 AM
....But the transition is proving painful as growth rates sit at 25-year lows and key indicators continue to come in below par, weighing on the global outlook. Authorities “desperate” to keep GDP growth steady have turned to consumers as a source of finance because “many of the sources of capital through the banks and corporations are essentially used up”, Andrew Collier of Orient Capital Research told AFP. ...
GDP growth confirmed in three months after Brexit vote image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Friday 25th of November 2016 11:21:29 AM
....But the data also confirmed earlier estimates showing that the construction sector had fallen into a technical recession, contracting for two straight quarters, while output was down for manufacturers and the wider industrial sector. The ONS said that since the referendum in June, GDP growth had been in line with recent trends, suggesting “limited effect so far” from the referendum. ...
A guide to the Guardian's full autumn statement coverage image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Thursday 24th of November 2016 12:00:37 PM
....Philip Hammond admits Brexit vote means £122bn extra borrowingLabour describes long-term economic plan as an abject failure after chancellor uses autumn statement to defer the balancing of the books. Eight charts to help you understand the autumn statementWhat you need to know from the OBR’s latest forecasts, from the government spending deficit to GDP growth. ...

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