David Absolon, Investment Director at Heartwood Investment Management, on the validity of the Bank of England’s assumptions in its latest Quarterly Inflation Report:
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.
Global investment market commentary from Marino Valensise, Head of Asset Allocation and Chairman of the Strategic Policy Group at Baring Asset Management
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:
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.
Following a recent trip to Beijing, Keith Wade, Chief Economist at Schroders, shares his views on the Chinese economy:
The UK economy is doing so well compared to the other European Union countries that it has just been punished to the tune of £1.7 billion, you know enough to build a couple of hospitals or schools or maybe partially fill that NHS funding gap we’ve all been told about.
Keith Wade, Chief Economist and Strategist at Schroders, gives his views on equities as an asset class in the current economic environment:
We are constantly told by the government that the UK economy is recovering, if not booming compared to most other countries both inside and outside the European Union and that there are record numbers of people employed in the UK.
When people talk about walking back on the concept of the free movement of peoples from the European Union into the United Kingdom they are instantly branded as ‘racist’ by those trying to claim some sort of high moral ground.
Ahead of the release of Tesco’s interim results on Thursday 23rd October, 2014, Ian Enslin, Charity Director at Waverton Investment Management, comments generally on the challenges the large supermarkets are facing:
I had planned today to write about the Conservatives and David Cameron following their two by-election humiliations. I had planned to discuss how little control the supposedly omnipotent Tory whips have over their backbench MPs and how more defections are now very likely.