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....But he said it could be a challenge to borrow on the international markets. On Brexit, he said his "biggest worry" was "obsessed" politicians ignoring the trade deficit and NHS funding. ... [Read full article on BBC ]
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Lord King: Scotland 'could be independent' image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Monday 20th of March 2017 09:34:16 PM
....But he said it could be a challenge to borrow on the international markets. On Brexit, he said his "biggest worry" was "obsessed" politicians ignoring the trade deficit and NHS funding. ...
UK manufacturing output falls in January image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Friday 10th of March 2017 10:30:57 AM
....4bn on rising exports of oil, machinery and transport equipment. Kate Davies, senior statistician at the ONS, said: "Taking the last three months together, construction and manufacturing both grew strongly, with considerable narrowing in Britain's trade deficit. ...
Trump's border tax could damage the US a lot more than a wall | Kenneth Rogoff image
.... But they like it anyway. First, the US imports a lot more than it exports, so it runs a large trade deficit, with the broadest measure (the “current account”) at about 2. ...
China sees first monthly trade deficit in three years image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Wednesday 8th of March 2017 09:19:40 AM
. China has reported its first monthly trade deficit in three years, after imports surged and a slowdown during the Lunar New Year holidays hit output. ...
Trump could end global trade and force choice between US and China, says economist image
....“Free trade as we understand it is under extreme pressure,” he told Guardian Australia. “If the US doesn’t run a huge trade deficit, the world trade system as we understand it today breaks down. ...
Golf diplomacy: Japan's Abe hopes for strokes of genius to seal Trump trade pact image
....Demonstrating a commitment to American jobs is “part of Japan’s efforts to explain to Trump that it is a friendly nation” in both security and trade, according to Mikitaka Masuyama, a politics professor at the National Graduate Institute for Policy Studies. But having smoothed his path to the White House with repeated promises to put “America first”, Trump’s protectionist instincts will not have been calmed by new data showing that the US trade deficit with Japan grew to $68. ...
Voting for Brexit hasn’t saved us from secretive trade deals image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Saturday 4th of February 2017 04:00:33 PM
.... It was Navarro, an economics professor and close pal of Ross, who hit the headlines last week after he accused Germany, Japan and China of being currency manipulators. In a paper with Ross before the presidential election, he argued strongly for tougher measures on imports to bring down Washington’s ballooning trade deficit. ...
The Guardian view on industrial strategy: hot air but no liftoff | Editorial image
....British politicians have been talking about a modern industrial strategy for long enough that the idea counts as neither original nor radical. But if the government makes real progress towards enacting such a strategy – setting into reverse patterns of short-termism, weak productivity, trade deficits and regional imbalances – it will be a significant achievement. ...
Pound falls to almost $1.20 but UK industrial output recovers image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Wednesday 11th of January 2017 10:36:06 AM
....The UK industrial sector, which had a difficult autumn, returned to health in November after manufacturing output rose more than expected and the North Sea’s biggest oilfield resumed production following a temporary closure. But the weak pound drove up the cost of imports and left Britain with a record trade deficit with the EU, months before the government triggers article 50 to begin the process of leaving the bloc. ...
UK exports 'show signs' of pound boost image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Wednesday 11th of January 2017 10:22:38 AM
....The monthly trade data tends to be volatile and subject to revisions, so figures for three months can be more useful. For the three months to the end of November the trade deficit rose a more modest £0. ...
Hammond: No decision yet on single market image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Monday 9th of January 2017 06:42:27 PM
....The chancellor dwelt on the importance of negotiating a deal with the UK's 27 counterparts who will remain in the EU. He said: "As we go forward we will also want to explore how we can get to a position where Ireland, Germany and France are able to carry on trading with the UK bearing in mind we run a huge trade deficit with our EU partners. ...
What the US economy doesn't need from Donald Trump | Joseph Stiglitz image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Monday 19th of December 2016 11:19:56 AM
.... There’s a good chance that the monetary contraction will outweigh the fiscal stimulus, curbing the Obama growth spurt currently underway. Higher interest rates will undercut construction jobs and increase the value of the dollar, leading to larger trade deficits and fewer manufacturing jobs – just the opposite of what Trump promised. ...
UK trade gap narrows despite fears of Brexit slowdown image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Friday 9th of December 2016 11:40:23 AM
....News of a pick-up in exports has fanned hopes the UK economy will finish the year on a strong note, confounding earlier fears that the Brexit vote would spark a sharp slowdown. Official figures showed the UK’s trade deficit with the rest of the world narrowed more than expected in October as exports rose and imports fell. ...
UK trade deficit narrows in October image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Friday 9th of December 2016 10:38:11 AM
. The UK trade deficit in goods and services narrowed to £2bn in October as exports rose, official figures show. ...
UK's trade deficit before Brexit vote narrower than first calculated image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Tuesday 6th of December 2016 11:14:26 PM
. Britain’s trade deficit in the months before the Brexit vote was narrower than first calculated after the government’s statistics agency uncovered a major mistake in monthly import and export data going back to 2015. ...
RBS biggest failure in bank stress test image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Wednesday 30th of November 2016 07:40:07 AM
.... . The UK's reliance on foreign money to finance its trade deficit - the so-called "kindness of strangers" - is highlighted, along with the vulnerability of the UK's role in providing financial services to the European Union. ...
Jam tomorrow: all Philip Hammond is likely to offer struggling Britons image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Sunday 20th of November 2016 02:48:08 PM
....The challenges were highlighted last week by the left-leaning IPPR thinktank, which announced a two-year commission designed to come up with solutions to Britain’s structural economic weaknesses. Six were identified – under-investment, a chronic trade deficit, poor public finances, too many Jams, the concentration of income and wealth in the south-east, and the failure to hit carbon reduction targets. ...
Can Trump strike the right balance on monetary policy? image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Friday 18th of November 2016 10:42:32 AM
....If continued low growth and low inflation do not justify rapid interest rate increases, a hawkish Fed that raises rates anyway will face harsh disciplining by the market – and, by extension, so will Trump. Moreover, premature and excessive hawkishness would strengthen the US dollar and sharply increase the US trade deficit, undermining Trump’s stated goal of creating jobs and boosting incomes for his blue-collar, working-class electoral base. ...
Justin Welby to help UK thinktank build vision of post-Brexit economy image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Thursday 17th of November 2016 12:01:33 AM
....Justin Welby will join other leading figures including the general secretary of the TUC, Frances O’Grady, and the chairman of the John Lewis Partnership, Sir Charlie Mayfield, on the Institute for Public Policy Research (IPPR) programme that will seek remedies for six key UK weaknesses. Launching its commission on Thursday, the IPPR said the apparent success of the economy masked fundamental problems: weak investment compared with rival countries; a huge trade deficit; a budget deficit that would get bigger as the population ages; the capture of the fruits of growth by a small minority; the gap between the south-east and the rest of the country; and poor progress in meeting the UK’s climate change ambitions. ...
Trade is the lifeblood of humanity. Closed doors lead to closed minds | Will Hutton image
.... Drive round the ailing industrial towns of south Yorkshire or Ohio and compare the economic and social landscape with that of Düsseldorf, Munich, Shanghai or Shenzhen. Decade of consistent manufacturing trade deficits have exacted a cruel toll. ...
UK trade deficit widens unexpectedly as exports fall despite pound drop image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Wednesday 9th of November 2016 12:59:36 PM
. Britain’s trade deficit with the rest of the world widened unexpectedly in September as the sharp fall in the pound since the Brexit vote failed to boost exports. ...
The legacy of leaving old industrial Britain to rot is becoming clear | Larry Elliott image
....The deleterious consequences of this profound change in the economy were kept hidden for a surprisingly long time. First, the windfall from North Sea oil disguised a growing manufacturing trade deficit and allowed governments to massage the jobless figures by shifting people off unemployment benefit and into long-term sickness. ...
Egypt allows its currency to float freely image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Thursday 3rd of November 2016 09:09:12 AM
.... Inflation is in double figures and there is what the IMF calls an "elevated" deficit in the country's international trade. The sharp currency depreciation will improve competiveness and should in time help to bring down the trade deficit. ...
UK construction slowed in August but ONS plays down Brexit link image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Friday 14th of October 2016 10:35:56 AM
....”. The figures follow news last week of a fall in industrial output in August and a widening in Britain’s trade deficit with the rest of the world. ...
Who are the winners and losers in sterling’s plunge? image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Tuesday 11th of October 2016 05:47:48 PM
....Exporters: Britain has the worst balance of payments deficit of any major economy, and the falling pound will make British-made goods much cheaper abroad. But the impact is slow; the UK’s trade deficit in goods and services with the rest of the world widened in August as exports continued to rise but imports grew at a faster rate. ...
What Brexit slowdown? GDP UP as economy performs BETTER than expected after EU referendum image
....That would reduce the chance of a rate cut this year. Britain's trade deficit weighed on growth, posing its biggest drag on GDP since late 2013, the ONS data also showed. ...
Reality Check: Does the UK sell boomerangs to Australia? image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Thursday 29th of September 2016 04:18:09 PM
....In fact, the vast majority of UK wine exports are shipped in from elsewhere in bulk before being bottled in the UK and sold on. Unsurprisingly, the UK still has a huge trade deficit in wine with France - it imported £881m worth last year. ...
UK trade deficit shrinks in July image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Friday 9th of September 2016 09:13:52 AM
UK economic growth driven by shoppers in second quarter image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Friday 26th of August 2016 10:34:08 AM
....5% in the quarter having fallen in the first three months of the year. However, the UK's widening trade deficit was a drag on growth during the April-to-June period. ...

The two big tests awaiting the Prime Minister's 'Mayconomics' agenda
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Source : Telegraph [Read Article] Saturday 13th of August 2016 06:48:38 AM
.... After Brexit the pound fell against the euro, but the Government should pursue a strategy to ensure a continuing competitive rate. We have a large trade deficit with the EU and we are entitled to ensure that the exchange rate stays low to restore balance. ...
Economic visions image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Monday 8th of August 2016 09:17:43 PM
....Mr Trump's employment plan focuses on encouraging more businesses to open in the US. He has suggested that investing in infrastructure, cutting the trade deficit, lowering taxes and removing regulations will make it easier for companies to hire. ...
US jobs growth beats forecasts in July image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Friday 5th of August 2016 01:28:43 PM
.... . While jobs data was lifting markets, investors also learned that the US trade deficit had widened to its largest position in 10 months. ...
US GDP growth misses forecasts despite spending surge image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Friday 29th of July 2016 01:35:31 PM
....Government figures released on Thursday had hinted at subdued business spending. The US trade deficit - the different between imports and exports - had widened to $63. ...
UK trade deficit widens in May image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Friday 8th of July 2016 09:24:58 AM
. The UK's trade deficit widened in May after the value of exports fell faster than imports. ...
US trade deficit expands more than expected image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Wednesday 6th of July 2016 02:34:25 PM
. The US trade deficit grew by 10% in May as exports fell while imports, particularly from China, rose. ...
Brexit would help UK manufacturing survive in a global market image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Tuesday 14th of June 2016 11:48:20 AM
....Manufacturing matters and Brexit can help. Although a service sector economy, UK manufacturing is vital in achieving balanced and regional growth and reducing the large trade deficit. ...
EU referendum: barrage of grim forecasts takes aim at our homes image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Friday 13th of May 2016 10:16:04 AM
....Interestingly, the IMF makes clear that in the absence of the referendum it would be a bit concerned about the UK economy. It highlighted all the familiar problems – consumers running down savings, dismal productivity growth and a whopping trade deficit – and said they had got worse in the last year. ...
British workers have discovered the limits of the free market image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Wednesday 11th of May 2016 01:30:05 PM
....But we have continued to buy more and more things from abroad. As a result, our trade deficit is now greater than it has been at any point since 2008. ...
UK trade deficit with EU hits new record image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Tuesday 10th of May 2016 09:32:09 AM
. Britain’s trade deficit with other European Union countries is running at a record high level ahead of the referendum next month, official figures show. ...
Data will show UK at standstill: Growth prospects set to be hit by double whammy image
. On Tuesday the Office for National Statistics (ONS) will publish the latest figures on import and export activity, which are expected to show that the UK’s trade deficit in goods and services for March fell from £4. ...
Brexit fears weighing down UK manufacturing? Dream on image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Tuesday 3rd of May 2016 11:28:06 AM
....Let’s see how the economy fares when the referendum is over. Assuming the opinion polls are right and the Remain side wins, the upshot should be a revitalised Britain where the trade deficit narrows from a record 7% of GDP, a decade-long hiatus in productivity growth comes to an end, and there is the long-promised rebalancing of growth towards investment and exports. ...
Looming EU vote posing risk to British economy, Mark Carney says image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Thursday 28th of April 2016 02:17:49 PM
....Earlier on Thursday, campaigners for Britain to leave the EU hit back at studies claiming an exit would be bad for growth and living standards with a report from eight economists that argued the UK would thrive as an independent country. The Economists for Brexit report said output would be higher, the City of London would thrive, unemployment would fall and the trade deficit would narrow in the event of a no vote in the in/out referendum. ...
Leave campaign hits back with its own economists image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Thursday 28th of April 2016 12:24:32 PM
....The campaign for Britain to leave the EU has hit back at studies claiming an exit would be bad for growth and living standards with a report from eight economists that argues the UK would thrive as an independent country. The Economists for Brexit report says output would be higher, the City of London would thrive, unemployment would fall and the trade deficit would narrow in the event of a no vote in the in/out referendum on 23 June. ...
Ask the experts: is your business export ready? image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Wednesday 13th of April 2016 09:06:23 AM
....1bn in February alone, with Germany and the US the fastest growing markets. While British goods are in high demand, the UK is still operating on a trade deficit – imports are worth more than exports. ...
I resigned so I could tell the truth about Brexit, and what it will cost Britain to stay | John Longworth image
....Exports to the EU constitute about 13% of Britain’s GDP, with 17 % going to the rest of the world. We have a massive trade deficit with the EU (with whom we have a trade deal) and a trade surplus with the rest of the world (with whom, for the most part, we have no trade deal). ...
Are Trump and Sanders right about trade? image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Sunday 10th of April 2016 11:06:36 PM
UK economy is using low interest rates as life support. It can't end well image
.... Consumer demand is robust and cannot be met domestically. The trade deficit is widening. ...
Weak industrial data raises growth fears image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Friday 8th of April 2016 09:00:20 AM
....The weaker-than-expected figures have raised fears over the performance of the UK economy. Separate figures from the ONS showed that the UK's trade deficit in February was also worse than expected. ...
The steel crisis shows Britain has given up on industry. But it doesn’t have to | Bryan Gould image
....We can’t pay our way because we can’t persuade enough customers to buy British-made products at the prices we ask. The consequence of the decline of manufacturing is that we have run a perennial trade deficit in every year since 1982. ...
City News: Savings allowance, Lloyds, Moss Bros and Sunday papers image
Source : Daily Express [Read Article] Monday 4th of April 2016 12:01:00 AM
....Lloyds Banking Group has pledged to help thousands of UK businesses become exporters. It announced plans to support 5,000 first-time exporters during 2016 and a total of 25,000 by 2020, as part of moves to help lower the UK’s trade deficit, as well as to encourage growth of the country’s small and medium-sized businesses (SMEs). ...
The dogmas destroying UK steel also inhibit future economic growth | Will Hutton image
.... Since it was forced out of the European Exchange Rate Mechanism in 1992, the consensus has been that the state should make no effort to manage the exchange rate. The result is that for all but four or five of the past 24 years, the pound has been well above any calculation of its real value, buoyed up by money flowing into the UK to buy our companies and our property, notwithstanding our ever higher trade deficit. ...
Port Talbot steelworks closure would be fatal short-termism | Letters image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Thursday 31st of March 2016 06:30:29 PM
.... If as expected no saviour for the industry appears, the government will adopt its preferred option of allowing the industry to close, selling off those assets that can be sold and converting the old sites into shopping centres, warehouses or theme parks. The folly of this approach can be shown with reference to the trade deficit, which at 6% of GDP is the highest of any in the developed world. ...
A vulnerable economy: the true cost of Britain's current account deficit image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Thursday 31st of March 2016 12:36:15 PM
.... These investments are a mixture of long-term investments in businesses and shorter-term speculative punts. In the years leading up to the financial crisis, big surpluses in primary income limited the size of the current account deficit and diverted attention from the chronic trade deficit. ...
George Osborne's budget 2016 giveaways 'mask £56bn black hole' image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Wednesday 16th of March 2016 09:26:48 PM
....The leader of the opposition added: “The budget the chancellor has just delivered is actually the culmination of six years of his failures. He’s failed on the budget deficit, failed on debt, failed on investment, failed on productivity, failed on trade deficit, failed on the welfare cap, failed to tackle inequality in this country. ...
We won't cut spending, McDonnell promises as Labour derides budget image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Wednesday 16th of March 2016 08:24:43 PM
.... It’s a recovery built on sand on a budget of failure. He’s failed on the budget deficit, failed on debt, failed on investment, failed on productivity, failed on trade deficit, failed on the welfare cap, failed to tackle inequality in this country. ...
George Osborne backs sugar tax and £3.5bn of Whitehall cuts image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Wednesday 16th of March 2016 05:57:54 PM
....Corbyn went on: “It’s a recovery built on sand on a budget of failure. He’s failed on the budget deficit, failed on debt, failed on investment, failed on productivity, failed on trade deficit, failed on the welfare cap, failed to tackle inequality in this country. ...
George Osborne’s recovery is in danger: the only option now is to steal Jeremy Corbyn’s clothes image
....However, the Osborne recovery was bought at a strategic cost: abandoning the plan to rebalance the UK economy. The original idea was to move growth away from consumption towards investment; to replace a trade deficit with a trade surplus, and wean British households off ever-rising property values. ...
UK trade deficit narrows in January image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Friday 11th of March 2016 11:29:47 AM
. The UK's trade deficit narrowed in January, official figures show, but its goods trade gap with the EU widened to a record level. ...
George Osborne gets mixed economic news in week before budget image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Friday 11th of March 2016 10:36:06 AM
....Related: European stocks jump on ECB stimulus and higher oil prices – business live. The Office for National Statistics said the UK’s trade deficit in goods and services with the rest of the world had eased back from an upwardly revised £3. ...
US creates 242,000 jobs in February image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Friday 4th of March 2016 02:24:11 PM
....However, mining lost a further 18,000 jobs after shedding 9,000 positions the previous month, and the manufacturing sector shed 16,000 jobs, reversing some of January's surprise increase. Meanwhile, the US trade deficit rose in January as exports fell for a fourth consecutive month. ...
Brexit referendum could destabilise UK recovery, says IMF image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Wednesday 24th of February 2016 05:06:55 PM
.... It also welcomed the chancellor’s plan to bring down the deficit in public spending over the next five years while the Bank of England maintains loose monetary policy with low interest rates. But the IMF’s annual health check said “the relatively positive outlook is subject to risks and uncertainties”, including a global slowdown, sluggish productivity growth, a large trade deficit, still-high levels of household debt, and the forthcoming referendum on EU membership. ...
Why Britain won't vote to leave the EU image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Monday 22nd of February 2016 07:00:54 AM
....The economic challenges of Brexit would be overwhelming. The Out campaign’s main economic argument – that Britain’s huge trade deficit is a secret weapon, because the EU would have more to lose than Britain from a breakdown in trade relations – is flatly wrong. ...
Why Ireland has nothing to fear over fallout from Brexit image
Source : Telegraph [Read Article] Saturday 13th of February 2016 05:07:31 PM
.... The UK and Ireland would rapidly forge an over-arching trade agreement, with London leading the charge. Why? Because despite the Republic’s consistent overall trade surpluses, and Britain’s equally consistent trade deficits, one of the few nations that regularly sells more to Ireland than it buys from Ireland is the UK. ...
Differing definitions of economic recovery | Letters image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Wednesday 10th of February 2016 07:19:25 PM
. “Nonetheless, any progress in reducing the trade deficit is likely to be extremely slow in the near term, leaving the recovery reliant on domestic demand. ...
UK trade deficit widens further as exports suffer image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Tuesday 9th of February 2016 10:51:08 AM
. Britain’s trade deficit worsened in the final quarter of 2015 amid global market turmoil and a slowdown in emerging market growth that has hit exports. ...

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