Let’s not forget that inflation was already a problem heading into 2022. The final inflation reading of 2021 was for November and came in at 5.1 per cent, nearly three times higher than the Bank of England’s two per cent target and the highest level since September 2011, according to the Office for National Statistics [...]
The City has cheered fresh figures out today that revealed this year’s historic inflation surge may have finally turned a corner. Prices accelerated 10.7 per cent over the year to November, down from a 41-year high rate of 11.1 per cent in the previous month, according to the Office for National Statistics (ONS). The fall [...]
Global markets received a huge boost today from another positive US inflation print. London’s premier FTSE 100 index closed 0.76 per cent higher at 7,502.89 points, while its mid-cap domestically-focused counterpart, the FTSE 250 index, climbed 1.42 per cent to 19,086.29 points. The pair had been fairly muted for most of the morning session. But, [...]
Corporate restructuring specialists Begbies Traynor and FRP Advisory are expecting a boom in demand for their services in the oncoming economic slump. The advisory businesses are expecting to profit from a surge in insolvencies as worsening economic headwinds start sinking more UK firms. Begbies Traynor’s executive chairman Ric Traynor told City A.M. the consultancy stands [...]
Sir Richard Branson has ruled out investing new cash in the UK for the foreseeable future, claiming the economy has been hamstrung by trade barriers and “red tape” brought on by Brexit.
Tighter oversight of the pensions industry is needed to ensure it can “withstand severe but plausible market moves” similar in size to those seen in the aftermath of Liz Truss’s disastrous mini-budget in September, the Bank of England said today. The recommendation from the Bank’s financial policy committee (FPC) has been sparked by concerns over [...]
US inflation fell again last month to its lowest level since the end of 2021 in another sign this year’s price surge in the world’s biggest economy has passed its peak, official figures out today reveal. Consumer prices climbed 7.1 per cent over the last year to November across the pond, down from a rate [...]
Cybersecurity has historically been a difficult sell to the board. Banking leaders, like their counterparts across other sectors, tended to regard IT security as the domain of the techies—something adjacent to rather than at the core of their business. But things have changed considerably since the start of the pandemic. Today the challenge is not [...]
Investors ditched risky assets yesterday ahead of a bumper week of global economic announcements before the Christmas break, weighing on London’s FTSE 100. The capital’s premier index shed 0.41 per cent to close at 7,445.97 points, while the domestically-focused mid-cap FTSE 250 index, which is more aligned with the health of the UK economy, fell [...]
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