Topic filter : Global Economy

Most trending topics in Business & Finance ( last 24 hours ):
Investment Retailer Luxury Pound Upmarket Electricity Tenant Landlord Jaguar Land Rover Brexit Holiday Airline Travel British Airways Education Debt Employment

Socially Most Trending News

. 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. ... [Read full article on Guardian ]
Thursday 22nd of June 2017 11:55:53 AM
Total Trend count
42
Most trending on :
39 3
....”. Carney said in a global economy marked by a clear divide between surplus and deficit countries, the UK’s current account was deeply in the red. ... [Read full article on Guardian ]
Tuesday 20th of June 2017 07:33:47 AM
Total Trend count
5
Most trending on :
5

Latest Finance News related to Global Economy

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. ...
Bank of England says interest rates should be kept on hold amid Brexit uncertainty image
....”. Carney said in a global economy marked by a clear divide between surplus and deficit countries, the UK’s current account was deeply in the red. ...
UK economy falls to bottom of EU growth league image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Thursday 8th of June 2017 05:33:45 PM
....Prospects for the 19-nation eurozone, by contrast, have brightened. Political uncertainty has diminished now France’s presidential election is out the way, unemployment has fallen, business surveys point to solid demand and a continuing recovery in the global economy could boost exports, economists say. ...
UK councils under pressure over £1bn of tobacco investments image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Wednesday 31st of May 2017 05:40:08 PM
....”. The firms cited studies suggesting that smoking costs the global economy more than $1tn a year, outstripping global revenues from tobacco taxes. ...
Whole Foods represents the failures of 'conscious capitalism' | Nicole Aschoff image
....Attractive as the conscious capitalism model may be, we simply can’t rely on companies to deliver dignified workplaces, equitable models of food production or a better relationship between consumers and the planet. All stakeholders are not equal in our global economy, and even the best intentioned businesses run up against the implacable foes of profit and competition. ...
Don't want to work until you are 70? You will have to, says WEF image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Friday 26th of May 2017 06:07:32 AM
....”. Adding in China and India, which have the world’s largest populations, the combined savings gap for the eight countries reached $400tn by 2050, a sum five times the size of the current global economy. ...
UK economy slows more than expected as inflation hits spending image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Thursday 25th of May 2017 09:24:06 AM
....Ian Stewart, chief economist at the consultancy Deloitte was also optimistic the economy could continue expanding despite the pressure on household incomes. “High inflation is hitting consumers, but a weak pound and a recovering global economy are helping businesses. ...
'Nothing we could do' image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Tuesday 23rd of May 2017 11:00:17 PM
.... And that could mean that restricting Nafta or imposing border taxes on car parts made in the US's neighbours could cost American jobs. Mexican officials are betting the US won't shoot itself in the foot even as its new president tries to change his country's role in the global economy. ...
TPP trade deal will continue without Trump image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Sunday 21st of May 2017 10:54:17 AM
....The representatives also agreed to help the US rejoin the deal at any time. The bid to revive the TPP, which would have covered 40% of the global economy, was led by trade ministers from Japan, Australia and New Zealand. ...
Australia leads fight to save Trans-Pacific Partnership trade pact image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Sunday 21st of May 2017 06:06:03 AM
....As fears rumble of a new global era of protectionism, Asia Pacific trade ministers gathered in Vietnam on Sunday with Australia, Japan and New Zealand at the forefront of efforts to save the deal. The 12-nation TPP covered 40% of the global economy before Trump abruptly abandoned it in January as part of a campaign pledge to save American jobs he said had been sucked up overseas. ...
Global stock markets: what's driving the record rises – and will they continue? image
.... And the FTSE 100 is particularly dominated by mining businesses, meaning it gains a particular benefit when the sector is in demand. Among political risks worrying investors was the prospect of renewed calls for a break-up of the eurozone, with unpredictable consequences for the rest of the global economy. ...
FTSE 100 closes at another record high image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Monday 15th of May 2017 08:08:53 AM
....17 a barrel. Laith Khalaf, at Hargreaves Lansdown, said: "The UK stock market hasn't been fazed by the general election, and continues to perform strongly against a backdrop of low interest rates and an improving global economy. ...
Top UK fund manager divests from fossil fuels image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Monday 15th of May 2017 05:01:36 AM
....”. Bakhshi said BMO would use its voice to encourage companies and policymakers to adopt strategies to make a transition to a low-carbon global economy. ...
UK will face pay squeeze this year as inflation spikes, warns thinktank image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Wednesday 10th of May 2017 04:57:33 AM
....Kirby said he expected the BoE’s monetary policy committee to keep rates on hold until after the UK has quit the EU in 2019 when it will start to rise towards 2% in the latter half of 2022. A report by NIESR on the global economy said increasing activity in the developing countries would push GDP growth higher following a four year low point in 2016. ...
Apple can’t just make iPhones for ever. What’s next? image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Sunday 7th of May 2017 06:00:25 AM
....The price was supposed to rise from the average of $55 seen over recent months, following a squeeze on oil production orchestrated by Saudi Arabia and the 13-nation Opec cartel. An improving global economy was also expected to push the price higher as global demand outstripped supply. ...
Oil hits five-month low amid warnings of commodities rout image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Friday 5th of May 2017 01:51:47 AM
. Oil prices have fallen sharply along with other commodities as the prospect of slowing growth in the US and China blunts optimism about the global economy. ...
UK manufacturing records fastest growth for three years, figures show image
....The survey of more than 600 industrial companies follows official figures last week showing the UK economy slowed markedly in the first three months of 2017 as the effect of higher import costs worked its way through the economy, raising inflation and squeezing consumer spending. But while some consumer-facing businesses have struggled, manufacturers have reported a boost from the weaker pound and from a recovery in the global economy. ...
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
.... Last week, the International Monetary Fund was forced to admit yet again that it had been too gloomy on the consequences of the Brexit vote as it revised up its UK growth forecast for the second time in three months. Writing in the Guardian, Andrew Sentance, a former member of the Bank of England’s monetary policy committee, said support for the UK from a strong global economy was being offset by domestic pressures. ...
Could the IMF's 'world currency' help encourage global unity? | Mohamed El-Erian image
.... By creating an international currency that would be managed by the IMF, member countries sought to underpin and enhance the international monetary system with a non-national official reserve asset. Legal and practical factors, as well as some countries’ political resistance to delegating economic governance to multilateral institutions, have prevented the SDR from meeting its creators’ modest expectations, let alone the grand role of a truly global reserve currency that anchors the cooperative functioning of a growth-oriented global economy. ...
Company profit warnings increase on previous quarter image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Sunday 23rd of April 2017 08:23:22 AM
....Firms must warn when earnings look like being less than previously expected. The report says profit warnings from industrial and commodity sectors have fallen significantly since the end of 2015, helped by an improving global economy. ...
Protectionism is rising the world over. Our best defense is fighting inequality | Wally Adeyemo image
....The best defense of multilateralism and the rules-based order is a good offense. Addressing inequality and updating the rules of the global economy to reflect the needs of the 21st century must guide the agenda for this week’s International Monetary Fund (IMF) and World Bank spring meetings. ...
The Guardian view on the IMF: a global institution in an age of protection | Editorial image
.... For some time, the IMF has been pumping out reports warning that rising inequality represented a danger, not least because it was bad for growth. Its latest World Economic Outlook, its half-yearly update on the state of the global economy, contains a chapter highlighting how workers have been getting a smaller share of national income since the early 1990s. ...
IMF ratchets up UK economic growth forecast to 2% image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Tuesday 18th of April 2017 01:00:29 PM
....It noted that growth had “remained solid in the United Kingdom, where spending proved resilient in the aftermath of the June 2016 referendum in favour of leaving the European Union [Brexit]”. The IMF said it was becoming more optimistic about the prospects for the global economy – expected to expand by 3. ...
China's first quarter growth beats expectations at 6.9% image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Monday 17th of April 2017 02:36:03 AM
.... . China is a key driver of the global economy and its performance is closely watched by investors around the world. ...
How Britain can build a successful, lasting industrial strategy image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Sunday 16th of April 2017 10:03:01 AM
....It sounds obvious, but the first thing to do is to identify the problem. In the case of the UN, it was that too many people were living in poverty despite a growing global economy. ...
Trump, trade, interest and aid make for a challenging IMF summit image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Saturday 15th of April 2017 03:00:05 PM
....Fearing Trump and other populist politicians around the world could further dent already moribund international trade, the fund will undoubtedly use this week’s meeting to issue fresh warnings around what it sees as the perils of protectionism. The IMF’s managing director, Christine Lagarde, has said putting up barriers to trade would be a “self-inflicted wound” to an improving global economy. ...
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
. The managing director of the International Monetary Fund has delivered one of her strongest condemnations of the protectionist policies of Donald Trump, warning that putting up barriers to trade would be a “self-inflicted wound” to an improving global economy. ...
Free trade warning – IMF, WTO and World Bank say it must be defended image
....Fears that Donald Trump’s arrival in the White House is threatening a new era of protectionism have prompted a joint defence of trade from the International Monetary Fund, the World Bank and the World Trade Organisation. Warning that the role of trade in the global economy was at a critical juncture, the three multilateral bodies said the opening up of markets had been good for growth but admitted that action was needed to help “left behind” individuals and communities. ...
WARNING: Free bank accounts to END, warns IMF in yet ANOTHER blow to hard-working Britons image
....If growth and rates continues to stay relatively low, banks are likely to change product fees, predicted the fund. In an investigation on a continued low interest rate global economy the IMF said: “Banking in advanced economies may evolve toward provision of fee-based and utility services. ...
Low interest rates put global financial sector at risk, IMF warns image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Thursday 6th of April 2017 02:30:06 PM
....Although interest rates have recently started to rise in the US, the IMF said Japan’s experience suggested an imminent and permanent end to the current low interest rate environment could not be guaranteed. Some economists, such as the former US treasury secretary Larry Summers, say the global economy is gripped by so-called secular stagnation, in which excessive savings and weak investment lead to weaker growth and lower interest rates. ...
UK services sector expands at fastest rate this year image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Wednesday 5th of April 2017 11:24:50 AM
.... Any reading above 50 indicates that the sector is expanding. The survey reported that new product launches, strong client demand and the boost from a recovering global economy had all helped the service sector in March. ...
Will populist leaders stifle the global recovery – or vice versa? image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Tuesday 4th of April 2017 03:32:12 PM
.... Like Le Pen, Grillo wants to pull the plug on the euro. And, while it is hard to imagine a more chaotic event for the global economy, it is also hard to know the way forward for Italy, where per capita income has actually fallen slightly during the euro era. ...
North Sea oil and gas industry cost UK taxpayer £396m in 2016 image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Tuesday 4th of April 2017 12:25:40 PM
....“The sector is no longer the cash cow chancellors have come to expect over the past several decades,” said Carbon Brief’s policy editor, Simon Evans. The oil price, which was as high at $114 (£91) a barrel in 2014, fell to below $30 last year as a supply glut coincided with with falling demand as the global economy stuttered. ...
Global productivity slowdown risks creating instability, warns IMF image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Monday 3rd of April 2017 05:56:41 PM
....She highlighted a poor global record on productivity growth in recent years and said IMF analysis suggested GDP in advanced economies would be about 5% higher today if the pre-crisis trend had continued for total factor productivity growth – a broad measure of what goes into production, such as research spending. “That would be the equivalent of adding another Japan – and more – to the global economy,” the IMF managing director in a speech to the American Enterprise Institute. ...
UK banks given new stress test scenarios image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Monday 27th of March 2017 11:43:00 AM
....The background against which it wants banks to test themselves includes "a sudden increase in the rate of return investors demand for holding sterling assets [which would mean higher interest rates on government bonds] and an associated fall in sterling". Under its annual cyclical scenario, banks must show they can cope with a recession in the global economy and in the UK, interest rates peaking at 4%, and with house prices falling by a third. ...
Why denying refugees the right to work is a catastrophic error | Paul Collier and Alexander Betts image
.... Further, reflecting the high average level of skill, Germany’s minimum wage is far, far higher than wages in Syria, which reflected average levels of productivity of Syrian workers: per capita incomes in Germany are around 20 times higher than those in pre-conflict Syria. Consequently, inserting Syrian refugees based in Germany into the global economy is going to be difficult. ...
Oil theft 'provides billions for terrorists and drug cartels' image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Tuesday 21st of March 2017 06:12:54 PM
.... It’s a multibillion-dollar thing that affects many people all over the world,” said Ian M Ralby, the author of the analysis, which follows up on a study published in January. “These are global concerns because they affect the global economy and they affect global security,” he added. ...
Trump must convert surging US confidence into real growth | Mohamed El-Erian image
....If improved confidence in the US economy does not translate into stronger hard data, unmet expectations for economic growth and corporate earnings could cause financial-market sentiment to slump, fueling market volatility and driving down asset prices. In such a scenario, the US engine could sputter, causing the entire global economy to suffer, especially if these economic challenges prompt the Trump administration to implement protectionist measures. ...
Are you getting enough sleep? image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Friday 17th of March 2017 04:21:11 PM
. If you aren't getting enough sleep, what does that mean for your health and your ability to do your job? And what does lack of sleep cost the global economy? . ...
Related to :
Budget 2017: manifesto row clouds chancellor's attempt at low-key package image
.... “The manifesto is not the place you should be looking for it; you should be looking for it in the legislation,” she said. The chancellor made only glancing reference to Britain’s looming exit from the EU but said the government was intent on keeping Britain at the cutting edge of the global economy with a focus on education, skills and productivity. ...
More than exams image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Wednesday 8th of March 2017 12:38:55 AM
.... . This time around, it will no longer be enough to develop a highly-skilled workforce to plug into the global economy. ...
Brazil's recession worst on record image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Tuesday 7th of March 2017 01:00:14 PM
.... This could fuel consumption and investment and speed up the country's recovery. Also there could be tailwinds from the global economy, with prices of commodities on the rise again and possible growth coming from the US. ...
The Observer view on the Snap flotation | Observer editorial image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Sunday 5th of March 2017 12:04:29 AM
.... They take huge gambles that sometimes, as in the case of Facebook, pay off handsomely, but which sometimes, as with Twitter, make for a disastrous bet. While it is investors who pocket the gains and bear the losses, these gambles are a worrying symbol of what gets valued in the global economy. ...
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 world is awash with cash and consumers want to spend it. It means that much like the European Exchange Rate Mechanism crisis of 1992, when Britain crashed out of the precursor to the euro, the blow was cushioned by a buoyant global economy. ...
‘Shell knew’: oil giant's 1991 film warned of climate change danger image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Tuesday 28th of February 2017 05:45:19 AM
....Patricia Espinosa, the UN’s climate change chief, said change by the big oil companies was vital to tackling global warming. “They are a big part of the global economy, so if we do not get them on board, we will not be able to achieve this transformation of the economy we need,” she said. ...
'The economy looks set to be slowing again' – experts debate Brexit watch data image
....Senior economic adviser at the PwC consultancy and former member of the Bank’s MPC from October 2006 to May 2011. The pattern of economic data for the last two quarters of last year was quite clear – stronger than expected growth driven by consumer spending and a resilient global economy. ...
Donald Trump, the master of unreality, must be resisted at every turn | Joseph Stiglitz image
.... But the policies they pursued usually were framed in terms of an enlightened understanding of national interest. Americans, they believed, benefited from a more prosperous global economy and a web of alliances among countries committed to democracy, human rights, and the rule of law. ...
A stock market crash is a way off, but this boom will turn to bust | Larry Elliott image
.... Markets are in that part of the cycle where every piece of news is a reason to buy equities. Rising inflation? A sign that the global economy is picking up speed, which is good for corporate profits. ...
Missing wage rises give lie to picture of full employment | Larry Elliott image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Wednesday 15th of February 2017 11:49:11 AM
.... There is no immediate prospect of the depreciation of sterling triggering the price-wage spiral feared by the Bank of England, which is why interest rates will remain at their current rock-bottom levels. Cheap money, an improving global economy and the impact of the weaker pound on exports will prevent unemployment from rising very much from its current low level. ...
Days of low inflation are over with UK consumer finances to take a hit | Larry Elliott image
.... Net trade, traditionally the motor of the German economy, subtracted from growth on the quarter because imports rose more strongly than exports. In one respect, this is a helpful development since Germany has been running an excessively high current account surplus and needs to bring it down for the good of the rest of the eurozone and the global economy. ...
Instead of draining the swamp, Trump has become Wall Street’s best buddy | Will Hutton image
....A chief reason for that economic and social fragility was the behaviour of the American financial system. It is still astounding how close to disaster high finance brought the US and global economy in 2008. ...
Trump presidency poses threat to global economy, warns Fitch image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Friday 10th of February 2017 04:37:52 PM
. Donald Trump’s presidency poses a risk to the global economy, a leading credit ratings agency has warned, highlighting his unpredictability, his administration’s aggressive tone and his break with established “norms” in international relations. ...
How Xi Jinping's global ambitions could thrive as Trump turns inward image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Friday 10th of February 2017 12:25:10 PM
....”. Bishop predicted the billionaire’s “complete abdication of global leadership” would open a vacuum into which China would launch itself by seizing the narrative on issues ranging from the global economy to climate change, which the American president has rejected as a Chinese “hoax”. ...
Trump poses a risk to global economy, Fitch warns  - business live image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Friday 10th of February 2017 08:26:55 AM
...
Why Donald Trump can't bully China on trade image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Thursday 9th of February 2017 11:35:27 AM
....It is important to acknowledge that the roots of the anti-globalisation movement in the United States run much deeper than disenfranchised blue-collar workers. For example, some economists opposed the Trans-Pacific Partnership (a 12-country trade deal that would have covered 40% of the global economy) on the questionable grounds that it would have harmed American workers. ...
'UK could be fastest-growing G7 economy if it gets trade deals right' image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Tuesday 7th of February 2017 06:30:07 AM
....In PPP terms, China is already the world’s largest economy and will continue to be so in 2050, by a significant margin, the report said. Emphasising the role of emerging economies in driving growth and taking an increasing share of the global economy, the report also predicted India could have edged past the US into second place by then, with Indonesia rising to fourth place. ...
For Carney, wages are the only true window to the future image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Sunday 5th of February 2017 07:00:07 AM
....Business investment is another post-referendum victim. Those who believe it will improve point to the benefits for trade this year of an improving global economy, the steadying of Europe’s position after successive crises and the potential for a Trump boom. ...
Bank of England faces fresh embarrassment as tears up its forecasts | Larry Elliott image
....3% it was forecasting last May, when it assumed the referendum vote would go the other way. The Bank says growth over the next three years will be 1% higher than it thought in November as a result of the boost provided to infrastructure spending by Philip Hammond in the autumn statement, a stronger global economy, higher share prices and easier credit conditions for consumers. ...
UK industry is on a roll – but inflation could send it on the slide | Larry Elliott image
....It’s looking good for Britain’s long-suffering manufacturers. Order books are strong, the global economy is picking up and the weakness of the pound is making exports more competitive. ...
Retreat from globalisation will destabilise the world economy | Mohamed El-Erian image
. The retreat of the advanced economies from the global economy – and, in the case of the UK, from regional trading arrangements – has received a lot of attention lately. ...
The new robot revolution will take the boss's job, not the gardener's image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Sunday 22nd of January 2017 01:38:08 PM
.... The director general of the International Labour Organisation has seen it all: the years when the global business elite is brimful of confidence and the years, such as 2017, when the top 1% of the top 1% is fretful. Ryder detected parallels with 2009, when the global economy seemed to be heading for a second Great Depression. ...
Chinese growth slips to slowest pace for 26 years image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Friday 20th of January 2017 05:33:46 AM
....But news that the fourth-quarter performance was bolstered by higher government spending and record bank lending fanned fears about China’s rising debt levels. Economists fear that debt could rise further this year if the government continues to inject stimulus into the economy to meet its growth targets regardless of a changing global economy. ...
Xi Jinping signals China will champion free trade if Trump builds barriers image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Tuesday 17th of January 2017 03:50:06 PM
....IHS Markit’s chief economist, Dr Nariman Behravesh, said: “President Xi gave a very rigorous and articulate defence of globalisation. “Very importantly, he made commitments about opening China up to more imports and foreign direct investment and making sure that China’s exchange rate policy didn’t destabilise the global economy. ...
What do business leaders think of Theresa May's Brexit speech? image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Tuesday 17th of January 2017 01:56:08 PM
....The trade body for Britain’s financial services industry praised the prime minister for highlighting the need for a “bespoke agreement” between Britain and the EU. In comments that could soothe fears that financial services firms will leave the City of London, Miles Celic, chief executive of TheCityUK, said: “There is no existing off-the-shelf solution which can deliver the right deal for the UK, the EU and the global economy. ...
Can a $26m-a-year fund manager really rethink executive pay? image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Tuesday 17th of January 2017 07:00:32 AM
.... Last week it pipped the UK government to become the biggest investor in Lloyds Banking Group. While Fink makes regular appearances at major events such as Davos – this year he is to opine on the global economy – BlackRock is not known for its public pronouncements. ...
Top bosses question benefits of globalisation, PwC survey finds image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Monday 16th of January 2017 06:30:16 PM
....A year ago, confidence across the globe was dented by plunging commodity prices, falling stock prices and concerns about a slowdown in China. The 2017 survey found that 38% of chief executives were very confident about the outlook for their companies against 35% in 2016 and 29% said they expected the global economy to grow more strongly over the next 12 months, up from 27%. ...
Eight men own more than 3.6 billion people do: our economics is broken | Mark Goldring image
.... A recent study by CFA, the global association of investment professionals, found the link between the pay and performance of 350 top executives to be negligible. In a survey of 700 experts, published ahead of its annual gathering in Davos this week, the World Economic Forum pinpointed inequality as the number one threat to the global economy during the year ahead. ...
World's eight richest people have same wealth as poorest 50% image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Monday 16th of January 2017 12:01:08 AM
....Oxfam blamed rising inequality on aggressive wage restraint, tax dodging and the squeezing of producers by companies, adding that businesses were too focused on delivering ever-higher returns to wealthy owners and top executives. The World Economic Forum (WEF) said last week that rising inequality and social polarisation posed two of the biggest risks to the global economy in 2017 and could result in the rolling back of globalisation. ...

Page rendered in 2.1426 seconds.