12 September 2014
Sluggish growth in the US has led the Federal Reserve to question whether the economy is struggling with ‘economic hysteresis’ – when a recession permanently damages growth potential. The issue could have huge implications for monetary policy and equity valuations. Annabelle Williams reports
05 September 2014
Bond managers have said the European Central Bank's move to cut rates and start buying asset-backed securities in Europe means it is now unlikely to implement a mainstream QE programme.
29 August 2014
Britain's economic recovery will be at risk if Scotland votes for independence next month, the president of Britain's biggest business lobby has warned.
21 July 2014
Willem Verhagen, senior economist at ING Investment Management, explains why the return of monetary policy uncertainty could take some investors by surprise.
14 July 2014
On 18 September, most people over the age of 16 who live in Scotland will have the opportunity to tick yes or no against the question "Should Scotland be an independent country?"
14 July 2014
The head of the Bank for International Settlements (BIS) has warned the global financial system is at risk of a second crisis, which could be worse this time around due to higher borrowing in both developed and emerging markets.
08 July 2014
The British Chambers of Commerce (BCC) has warned the government against "prematurely" raising interest rates as its latest quarterly economic survey suggested challenges remain for the UK's recovery.
07 July 2014
As he marks his first year at the helm of the Bank of England, Investment Week looks at what impact Governor Mark Carney has had on the UK economy.
26 June 2014
Fund managers have backed financials, retailers, and housebuilders to benefit following the latest move down in UK inflation.
12 May 2014
Textbook economics holds that free capital mobility is a source of stability, because it allows international investors to diversify risk and pursue the most profitable investment opportunities.
09 May 2014
The strength of Britain's economy is poised to exceed its pre-crash high in the next few months thanks to 'accelerating' growth, the National Institute of Economic and Social Research has predicted.
06 May 2014
Europe stands at a crossroads. The euro crisis continues. Europe’s elites are still pushing for full political integration, but support for the EU is dwindling even in its heartlands like the Netherlands, and governments fear a swing to the extreme right in the May European elections.
08 April 2014
Policymakers risk the UK economic recovery stalling if they fail to address its "undue reliance" on consumer spending, the British Chambers of Commerce has said.
27 March 2014
Neil Veitch, manager of the SVM UK Opportunities fund, evaluates the strength of the economic recovery in the UK and highlights some areas of concern.
25 March 2014
Global markets could be at risk if China allows its shadow banking sector to slip in to crisis, explains Emma Bullock from Saunderson House.
Brazil’s equity markets have surged ahead this year as investors hope the upcoming election will usher in reforms similar to those seen in Mexico, explains Will Landers, manager of the BlackRock Latin American investment trust
Mid-market firms in Europe are struggling to meet their financial needs as traditional banks continue to undergo a deleveraging process. Alexandra Krief and Taron Wade, directors at Standard & Poor’s Ratings Services, explain how investors could fill the private funding gap
The provision of supportive monetary conditions has fuelled a value rally, but now there are signs that higher quality companies with long-term secular growth potential are back in favour.
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