Wednesday, July 17, 2019
As per the ONS UK unemployment rate for May 2019 was estimated at 3.8%; it has not been lower since October to December 1974.
In real terms (after adjusting for inflation), total pay is estimated to have increased by 1.4% compared with a year earlier, and regular pay is estimated to have increased by 1.7%.
Monday, July 15, 2019
Friday, July 12, 2019
I am not a fan of Bitcoin and other Cryptocurrencies, which are not money, and whose value is highly volatile and based on thin air. Unregulated Crypto Assets can facilitate unlawful behavior, including drug trade and other illegal activity....— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) July 12, 2019
Meaty speech from Bank of England MPC member Vlieghe talking at @Reuters 🧨🧨🧨— Andy Bruce (@BruceReuters) July 12, 2019
• Rates could be cut to nearly 0% in no-deal Brexit
• Explicit rate guidance if there's a deal: 1% in year, 1.25% in 2 years, 1.75% in 3
• But rate hikes would require global economy to improve
One in five of those who expect to move house in the next two years have delayed moving in the past year due to Brexit uncertainty according to the Bank of England Financial Stability Report.#ukhousinghttps://t.co/j1Vi7bzemG pic.twitter.com/cvGrEJBNCX— Noble Francis (@NobleFrancis) July 11, 2019
Delay and uncertainty are far more damaging to the economy than a no deal Brexit.
Monday, July 08, 2019
Some Deutsche Bank staff in London told they have until 11am to pack up their stuff, just hours after the overhaul was announced. "I'm trying to get my head straight," says one person who has been told his pass will stop working in a few hours— Lucy Burton (@Lucymburton) July 8, 2019
Friday, July 05, 2019
Strange world: So #India's ride hailing service #Ola gets green light to operate in London in competition with #Uber. One of the biggest shareholders in both?— Adam Bates (@AdamBates_D6) July 5, 2019
Japan's #Softbankhttps://t.co/ntYIp9LT72 via @financialtimes
Thursday, July 04, 2019
Wednesday, July 03, 2019
I see that the EU have made a very "interesting " appointment to head up the ECB, a woman who was found guilty of criminal charges over a £355M government payout.
On the positive side, she was fined but not jailed!
Tuesday, July 02, 2019
Wednesday, June 26, 2019
Mark Carney, the Governor of the Bank of England, hints at interest rate cuts in the event of a No Deal Brexit.— Jack Maidment (@jrmaidment) June 26, 2019
He tells the Treasury Select Committee that in such a scenario it would be "more likely that we would provide some stimulus".
Monday, June 24, 2019
Jeremy Hunt proposed a solution last week...The UK population is ageing. People are living longer, women are having fewer children and the number of pensioners is growing https://t.co/W3pEMHYUzU pic.twitter.com/tTQhprVZtI— ONS (@ONS) June 24, 2019