Which factors contribute to poor economic growth?

The Office for National Statistics (ONS) has announced that GDP economic growth is down to 0.1% from last quarter’s 0.4%. This means that the first quarter of 2018 saw the UK economy at its slowest economic growth since 2012. Rob Kent-Smith, head of national accounts at the ONS, said: “Our initial estimate shows the UK…

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Spring Statement 2018 Overview

In 2016 Britain voted to leave the EU and new Prime Minister Theresa May invited George Osborne to consider an alternative career and replaced him as Chancellor with Philip Hammond, the MP for Runnymede and Weybridge nicknamed ‘Spreadsheet Phil’ by his Commons colleagues. Five months later, Hammond stood up to deliver his first Autumn Statement…

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March Market Commentary

Introduction January’s market commentary reported a great start to the year; “The first month of 2018 was a good one for the major stock markets which we cover in this Bulletin. We report on 12 markets and 11 of them made gains in January – in some cases, spectacular gains, which many investors would regard…

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Is the Bitcoin bubble close to bursting?

You may have seen Curtis “50 Cent” Jackson make the news at the end of January after becoming a Bitcoin millionaire. The rapper, actor and businessman made his 2014 album, Animal Ambition, available for purchase for a fraction of a Bitcoin upon release, making around 700 Bitcoin from sales. 50 Cent has admitted that he…

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