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Housing price slowdown in Q1 2019

The Halifax survey of British house price growth shows a slowdown in the first quarter of 2019 in annual terms and a subdued outlook, according to Reuters. Uncertainty about Brexit and high property … Continue reading “Housing price slowdown in Q1 2019”


BoE survey shows high expectations of inflation

The Bank of England (BoE) has released data showing that public expectations of inflation over the next 12 months are at their highest in five years, according to Reuters. The proportion of the … Continue reading “BoE survey shows high expectations of inflation”


Brexit deadlock means uncertainty set to continue

As the UK draws closer to March 29th and with Brexit still in deadlock, the only thing to be certain of is uncertainty. There is now much debate about whether we will actually … Continue reading “Brexit deadlock means uncertainty set to continue”


Will the Australian Dollar Be Impacted by Brexit Negotiations?

The economic landscape in the UK is currently filled with uncertainty.  Brexit negotiations happened for much of last week, with the UK government finally agreeing to ask the EU for an extension to … Continue reading “Will the Australian Dollar Be Impacted by Brexit Negotiations?”


UK consumers rising despite Brexit fears

January saw increased borrowing by British households, indicating that private individuals in the UK have more confidence in the economy than businesses, according to Reuters. The month saw the largest number of mortgages … Continue reading “UK consumers rising despite Brexit fears”


No deal Brexit could push UK house prices down 3%

A Reuters poll has revealed that Brexit is likely to result in a modest change in UK house prices, with London properties being impacted to a greater degree. A no-deal Brexit would likely … Continue reading “No deal Brexit could push UK house prices down 3%”


UK austerity could last years more, says IFS

Public services in the UK may face a financial squeeze for years to come according to the Institute for Fiscal Studies (IFS), as reported by Reuters. Finance minister Philip Hammond has indicated a … Continue reading “UK austerity could last years more, says IFS”


How Will Brexit Impact Small Businesses?

The business world is changing, with new policies being made on a regular basis and new economies emerging. For the UK, the major game changer businesses are concerned about is the ongoing Brexit … Continue reading “How Will Brexit Impact Small Businesses?”


Survey reveals little appetite for UK investment

The appetite for financial risk among British businesses has fallen to its lowest level in a decade, according to a survey by accountancy firm Deloitte reported by Reuters. The survey indicated that investors … Continue reading “Survey reveals little appetite for UK investment”


Businesses ask politicians to ‘get a grip on Brexit’

Businesses have asked UK politicians to ‘get a grip on Brexit’, amid continued uncertainty over the future relationship with the European Union, according to Reuters. Businesses are stepping up preparations for the event … Continue reading “Businesses ask politicians to ‘get a grip on Brexit’”


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