Is the UK economy stuck?

Is the UK economy stuck? If the data released from The British Chambers of Commerce is correct then, yes! The gloomy picture painted suggests the UK economy growth in 2018 will be the weakest since the 2088/2009 recession. The British Chambers of Commerce say the UK economy as a whole …


US non-farm payroll data update

US non-farm payroll data update The US economy created fewer jobs than expected in August adding 156,000 (180,000 expected) still a good number though. However, the previous months figures were later revised down. The US unemployment rate has held at or close to 4.4% since April this year. Has US …


Japan economy builds

The Japanese economy continues to build as exports continued to climb. The data for July also showed a rise in imports as demand for tech items such as cameras grew. Japan is the world’s third-largest economy and is gathering momentum. Figures out earlier this week showed Japan’s economy expanded at …


Japan GDP Improves

Japan GDP Improves Japan’s economy grew 2.5% – this was above analysts expectations – up 4% year on year. Japan is the third largest economy in the world. The economy has been struggling for decades so this continuing improvement will be welcome news.


UK Economic growth slows

UK Economic growth slows UK Economic growth slows as latest data suggests UK economic growth appears to remain sluggish. With the backdrop of a weaker pound and improving global growth its somewhat surprising exporters aren’t doing better than this data suggests. The service sector also appears to have slowed. Consumer …


Weak UK economic data reported

Weak UK economic data reported The Office for National Statistics (ONS) has been busy with their data releases this morning. Three sets of data reported… (1) The UK’s trade deficit widens in May. The deficit for goods and services increased by £1 billion to £3.1 billion according to the ONS. …


UK & US Manufacturing Data

UK & US Manufacturing Data US data Reports show that US manufacturing data came in better-than-expected for June lifting the DOW to a new intra-day high. Manufacturing PMI’s (Purchasing Managers’ Index) – are accepted as a good gauge to judge economic growth. So the US, in general, surges on. Presumably, …