HSBC is Share of the Week

Ian Forrest, investment research analyst at The Share Centre, outlines why HSBC is his share of the week:

Global credit analysts warn of serious UK consumer debt problem and credit crunch concerns

The extraordinary rate of growth of UK consumer debit has become a ‘serious problem’ according to a group of the world’s leading experts in credit.

MPC Looking More Hawkish Despite Interest Rate Hold

The EY ITEM Club takes a look at today's Monetary Policy Committee decision

Minimum wage is leaving younger workers behind, warns TUC

The TUC is warning that the national minimum wage (NMW) risks leaving younger workers behind, as it gives evidence to the Low Pay Commission (LPC) today (Thursday 14th September 2014).

Employments Statistics Look Good But Wages Are Lagging Behind

The latest employment data from the Office for National Statistics for May to July 2017, shows that while employment continues to rise, real wages are falling behind.

UK House Prices Up 1.1% in July but long-term upturn unlikely

EY ITEM Club reports on House Prices

Land Registry/ONS report 1.1% rise in UK house prices in July; with the year-on-year increase stable at 5.1%.

Annual CPI Inflation up to 2.9%

According to the latest release from the Office for National Statistics (ONS), the annual Consumer Prices Index (CPI) inflation rate for August 2017 was 2.9 percent.

More Women Seeking Financial Advice Says New Study

More women are seeking financial advice due to increasing rates of divorce and the rise of female entrepreneurs, according to a new study

Europeans Expect Rising House Prices, Many Already Struggling

•  Three in five (59%) people in Europe expect house prices to rise over the next 12 months

•  But 61 per cent say housing is expensive

Private Sector Economy Shows Further Steady Growth – Lloyds Bank

− England sees ongoing moderate business activity growth

− Output growth slows in Wales and Scotland

ECB gives no details on ending QE

State Street Comments on ECB monetary policy decision

In reaction to the European Central Bank (ECB) meeting yesterday, Timothy Graf, head of macro strategy for EMEA at State Street Global Markets;

Historical Support for Tax Rises vs Corporation Tax, VAT & Personal Allowance


The chart shows that support for the raising of taxes to extend public services had been waning steadily between 1997 and 2009.