EU’s ‘engine’ stalls in Volkswagen scandal

Plummeting consumer confidence in diesel cars will benefit hybrid and electric vehicle sales, according to an expert in energy technology at the University of East Anglia

Targeted drone strikes challenged by Greens

The use of drones to target and kill UK nationals abroad has been challenged by Green Party parliamentarians Caroline Lucas MP and Baroness Jones.

A maturing US corporate credit cycle calls for active credit selection

By David Absolon, Investment Director at Heartwood Investment Management

Diverging from recent trends, the US investment grade corporate market has underperformed US treasuries year-to-date.

China shakes the Fed

Schroders' Chief Economist and Strategist, Keith Wade, looks at the factors weighing on the Federal Reserve's decision to hold rates:

No change in interest rates and a flatter profile for future rate rises signals a step in a more dovish direction by the Federal Reserve.

US Federal Reserve keeps rates unchanged – industry comments

The US Federal Reserve has once again kept interest rates unchanged at the level they have been at since December 2008 (0% to 0.25%).

Tax relief cuts will see landlords passing the buck

• 2.4 Million tenants could be negatively impacted from the tax-relief changes.
• 55% of UK landlords are not aware of the tax-relief changes.
• 44% of UK landlords will increase the rent to offset the losses incurred from the new legislation.

He’s not the Messiah, he’s not even a very naughty boy, he’s just a bit of a lefty

Here is the news for the media and the Blairites – Jeremy Corbyn is the new Labour leader, elected with huge support from all sections of his party

The Great Fracking Dilemma: Do You Want it on Your Doorstep?

By Phil Foster

Last month, the UK government unveiled a new process whereby planning applications for shale gas projects would be fast-tracked, adding further fuel to a debate that was already raging.

Does a 25-basis point Fed rate hike matter?

By Michael Stanes, Investment Director at Heartwood Investment Management

September’s Federal Reserve policy meeting is approaching and there is an increasing focus on the likely policy path adopted by the central bank.

Which Way are Equities Markets Going?

Plunging bourses prove testy for the global economy!

Economic Data Confirms that the Global Economy has Slowed

The proverbial chickens have come home to roost, as weak growth in China is impacting on stock markets around the world.

Developed economy fundamentals remain supportive despite the market noise

By David Absolon, Investment Director, Heartwood Investment Management

In periods of extreme volatility within asset markets, it is hugely important

Manufacturing sector 'enduring a real struggle' says EY ITEM Club

Commenting on the latest CIPS Manufacturing PMI data Martin Beck, senior economic advisor to the EY ITEM Club, said: