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German economy

German economy: cool your jets

After several years of strong growth is Europe’s biggest economy about to overheat? Businesses and consumers are confident, but there could be problems ahead.

Graham Buck
Sydney Opera House

Is Australia still too reliant on raw materials?

If you’ve ever wondered why Australia is so generous with its student visas, there’s a reason for it – the country’s mandarins are out to poach our brightest talent.

Richard Reed
growth

Bond yields rise – equity correction to follow

The bond market rally is faltering and benchmark yields are rising - the result of strong economic recovery, rising inflationary pressures and expectations of tighter monetary policy

Neil Dennis
Photo of Jerome Powell

Trump's man in the Fed hot seat – what will he do?

The Federal Reserve chair is the world’s biggest job in financial policy setting

Adrian Holliday
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UK 2017 car sales crash -10% on Brexit and diesel anxiety

UK car sales fell almost -10% in 2017 while investment slumped by more than a third, new, figures reveal.

Adrian Holliday
dollar

US and global growth remain on track despite weaker fourth quarter

Data released on the US and UK economies on Friday shows the global recovery remains on track. However, while UK growth picked up slightly in the final three months of the year, US growth actually softened.

James Hester
oil

Oil keeps rising but the outlook appears less bright

There appears to be no stopping oil these days, with Brent marching past the $70 per barrel mark this week. But where will oil go from here?

James Hester
draghi

Draghi’s lack of clear guidance sends buy signal to euro bulls

The euro has gained ground on Thursday afternoon after comments from European Central Bank (ECB) president Mario Draghi on the strength of the single currency

Neil Dennis
Japan

Bank of Japan battles to end disinflationary mindset

The Bank of Japan – barring the odd market intervention – does not surprise the markets. It has been the benchmark of Haruhiko Kuroda's tenure as governor – a tenure that has seen the yen tumble from its record high versus the dollar

Neil Dennis
Euro versus dollar

Euro strength: can it last?

Ahead of this week’s meeting of the European Central Bank’s governing council, the single currency’s revival is too far, too fast for some companies.

Graham Buck
women on rail

Carillion collapse thrusts pension provision to the fore

The collapse of outsourcing provider Carillion has put the question of pension provision firmly in the spotlight. Carillion's significant pension liabilities which will be absorbed into the UK's pension fund lifeboat (more properly known as the Pension Protection Fund).

Brian Bollen
Business man with robotic arm manipulating elements on blue holographic screen

What crystal balls tell us about technology in 2018

From investor to customer the technology industry is just plain exciting as possibilities unfold into realities.

Claire Hunte
China

China´s economy picks up steam but economists remain cautious

China´s economy picked up steam in 2017, and while there´s much scepticism about the official data coming out the country, the recent upturn could be even stronger than the figures suggest. Economists, however, remain cautious on the outlook.

James Hester
sterling

Two-faced sterling at the mercy of its rivals

Buffeted by Brexit and then impelled by rising inflation, the pound has jumped to its highest level since that June 2016 Referendum vote - against the dollar

Neil Dennis
Goldman

US banks: short-term pain, long-term gain

As one of the best performing sectors of 2017, it remains to be seen whether US bank stocks can get anywhere near that kind of performance in 2018.

James Hester