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  • (02/03/2015 – 149kb, PDF)

    Deflation has reached the US, but not to worry it’s the “good” sort that helps boost household spending. In contrast, continuing Eurozone deflation contains some of the “bad”. For the UK, lower oil prices were not all good news. Business investment fell, due primarily to a postponement of oil and gas projects.

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  • (23/02/2015 – 150kb, PDF)

    Last week’s crunch meeting of European finance ministers had echoes of crisis-driven summits from 2010. But despite the Oscar-worthy build up, this time a deal was done without the need to work the weekend.

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  • (16/02/2015 – 150kb, PDF)

    Faced with negotiations about Greek debt and in the face of more and more UK data showing a slower growth, the Bank of England’s Inflation Report was remarkably upbeat. The Bank’s forecast of strong growth, falling unemployment and subdued inflation looks like the fabled “Goldilocks scenario”: not too hot, not too cold, just right. Let’s hope that this week’s labour market data starts to offer support for their view that strong real wage growth is just a footstep away.

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  • (09/02/2015 – 149kb, PDF)

    What’s the difference between top flight football and top flight politics? In football everyone is trying to get into Europe. A change of management in Greece was followed by a surprise move by the European Central Bank to no longer accept Greek bonds as collateral. Talk is again turning to the possibility of a Greek exit from the Eurozone.

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  • (02/02/2015 – 156kb, PDF)

    To a fanfare of average economic growth numbers, the US Fed decided not to start talking up rate rises. Patience is the watch-word. Across the pond, the UK posted its own perfectly average economic growth numbers for 2014. On the other side of the Channel, in the wake of the QE announcement, the Eurozone slid further into deflation.

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