Economy

Britain: you’ve been placed on hold

30 October 2018 11:33 am

Richard Buxton, head of UK equities at Merian Global Investors and manager of the Merian UK Alpha Fund, weighs up the implications of Budget 2018 for UK companies and the broader economy.

Risks Aren’t Only for Equities

12 October 2018 5:38 pm

In our experience, we find many investors approach choosing securities based on odd criteria—like perceptions of safety from risk. A…

Autumn Budget: the importance of UK spirits

13 September 2018 12:01 am

UK spirits are key to our economy. Take, for instance, Scotch; sold in 200 markets worldwide, it supports 40,000 jobs…

View of the Balos beach on the Gramvousa peninsula, northwestern Crete Island on July 15, 2010. AFP PHOTO / LOUISA GOULIAMAKI (Photo credit should read LOUISA GOULIAMAKI/AFP/Getty Images)

The joy of a Greek summer

8 September 2018 9:00 am

Some jerk know-nothing writes in an unreadable American newspaper that Greece is back — Athens, actually. He would, he’s an…

‘No-deal’ Brexit and equities: A Fisher Investments UK perspective

3 September 2018 3:52 pm

All summer, financial media and UK policymakers have been preoccupied with the possibility of a ‘no-deal’ Brexit, in which the…

The death cross isn’t stocks’ Grim Reaper, according to Fisher Investments UK

1 September 2018 8:00 am

Here at Fisher Investments UK, we think that looking at the death cross has major flaws as a technical indicator…

Successful investing doesn’t require chasing the latest fad

24 August 2018 4:47 pm

In our review of financial media, headlines tend to highlight areas of the market that are either doing very well…

Why oil's recovery may not be rocket fuel for the UK

26 June 2018 10:12 am

People respond to incentives. And in market economies, few incentives top profits. In the energy industry, oil prices are a…

Why it is impossible to know whether Brexit really made every household £900 poorer

7 June 2018 12:05 pm

In his recent testimony to MPs, Bank of England Governor Mark Carney made headlines by claiming the Brexit vote had…

The City still leads the financial world, but it faces a fight on all fronts

16 September 2017 9:00 am

Should we place faith in a survey, conducted in June but published this week, that says London is still the…

The economy isn’t all roses, but that’s no reason not to vote for Theresa May

13 May 2017 9:00 am

As the election campaign goes into full swing, we hear surprisingly little about the state of the UK economy —…

Brexit hysteria blinds us to the real danger: an out-of-control boom

31 December 2016 9:00 am

It’s not a recession we need to worry about; it’s an out-of-control consumer boom

The seven moments that lost the referendum for Remain

10 December 2016 9:00 am

If any of the following had happened, Remain could have won

Philip Hammond – just about managing

26 November 2016 9:00 am

From the moment she arrived in 10 Downing Street, Theresa May has been commendably clear about her economic priorities for…

In defence of David Cameron’s achievements

17 September 2016 9:00 am

It is too early to tell what sort of Prime Minister Theresa May will turn out to be, but we…

The Brexit bounce that’s making doom-mongers look foolish

10 September 2016 9:00 am

Remainers promised instant catastrophe. It’s not happening. What are they to do now?

That Brexit apocalypse? It just isn’t happening

23 July 2016 9:00 am

There’s very little sign of the predicted post-Brexit economic crisis

Don’t count the Brexit doom-mongers out yet

9 July 2016 9:00 am

I enjoyed the Daily Mail’s lambasting of the Financial Times as ‘panic-monger-in-chief’ for its doom-laden post-Brexit tone: ‘Is it determined…

Brexit is already hurting growth – and George Osborne won’t mind a bit

14 May 2016 9:00 am

Has the shadow of Brexit already cost us a slice of GDP — and if so, is it a blip…

Donald Trump's angry America

5 March 2016 9:00 am

Welcome to Trump’s America, where greed is great and viciousness beautiful

If there’s a crash now, the markets will have done it to themselves

20 February 2016 9:00 am

All this talk of a new financial apocalypse, so soon after the last one, is starting to annoy me. Partly…

Sorry, George: Britain’s economy is still a tale of two nations

13 February 2016 9:00 am

Upbeat or downbeat? I asked last month whether the mood where you live is energised by enterprise or demoralised by…

Why British investors are wrong to panic about China

13 February 2016 9:00 am

The western stock-market panic over China is excessive and irrational … so buy now

Don’t expect Mr Bear to go back into hibernation anytime soon

The bears are here to stay – but we’ll survive

30 January 2016 9:00 am

Like Leonardo DiCaprio in The Revenant, we’ve just been savaged by a bear but we’ll probably survive. Leading UK-listed stocks…

Charles Moore’s Notes: The demented accusations against Field Marshal Lord Bramall have at last been dropped

23 January 2016 9:00 am

Many have rightly attacked the police for their handling of the demented accusations against Field Marshal Lord Bramall, now at…