The economic background in the UK is expected to be sluggish at best in 2012.
The key risk to a benign outcome for UK growth remains the eurozone debt crisis, despite the long-term refinancing operation, recently announced by the European Central Bank, having reduced funding pressures...
Simon Gergel, manager of the Merchants investment trust, forecasts a much tighter oil market this year and beyond, with a return to higher prices at some point.
The New Year started, as always, with a flurry of forecasts for the next 12 months. But with equity markets having one of their worst starts, a number of commentators have not had to wait as long as usual for some of their forecasts to look a touch optimistic.
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