Comment

Are landlords right to be concerned about 2015?

Research released by buy-to-let franchise Platinum Property Partners earlier this month shows that, although more than two fifths plan to expand their property portfolio in 2015, landlords are also concerned about what the coming year will bring.

Will the European Union reindex stock markets to 100 points?

The introduction of the euro brought the citizens of Europe many advantages, including  uniformity. It would be nice if that uniformity also applied to the comparison of the various stock exchanges.

Do they know they lost the vote at all?

Much alike Bob Geldof, Alex Salmond has achieved a great deal in his career. Whilst the former has raised his projects to the forefront of public consciousness, Salmond has taken his party to the corridors of power. Sir Bob may be a unionist, but it is unlikely that Salmond admires no more of him than his non-British citizenship.

IoD full analysis of Autumn Statement measures

IoD policy leads respond to individual aspects of the Chancellor’s Autumn Statement:

Hometrack – Housing and the Autumn Statement

Commenting on the Chancellor of the Exchequer’s Autumn Statement Richard Donnell, Research Director at residential property market analysis company Hometrack, said:

Europe: Edging closer to QE

Azad Zangana, Senior European Economist at Schroders, gives his views ahead of the ECB decision on 4 December 2014 and comments on what we can expect from the ECB in 2015:

How valid are the Bank of England’s latest inflation assumptions?

David Absolon, Investment Director at Heartwood Investment Management, on the validity of the Bank of England’s assumptions in its latest Quarterly Inflation Report:

Time for the Greens to face some scrutiny

The participants in next year’s televised debates were recently announced, causing much anger within the Green Party. Not only have they not been included in any of the debates, but both UKIP and the Lib Dems have been invited.

United States is bright spot in the global economy, says Barings

Global investment market commentary from Marino Valensise, Head of Asset Allocation and Chairman of the Strategic Policy Group at Baring Asset Management

TradeRiver’s Richard Fossett Comments on Chinese Trade Balance

Ahead of the release of the Chinese Trade Balance figures this Friday, Richard Fossett, CEO of TradeRiver Finance comments on the state of domestic demand and the rebalancing of the Chinese economy:

A stronger European banking sector – music to a bondholder’s ears

Comment from David Absolon, Investment Director at Heartwood Investment Management, on how the results of the ECB stress tests are a necessary step in restoring confidence and increasing transparency within Europe’s banking sector.

Smog bound Beijing faces marathon adjustment

Following a recent trip to Beijing, Keith Wade, Chief Economist at Schroders, shares his views on the Chinese economy: