Predicting the future is hard. Predicting what US President-elect Donald Trump will do is potentially harder.
A majority of managers in the UK believe Brexit-related uncertainty will hold back economic growth next year and almost half think leaving the UK will be a drag in the long term, according to a survey.
Beijing has signalled plans to curb Chinese firms’ investment in foreign assets, after revealing that companies from China are on course to spend 1.12 trillion yuan (£130bn) on everything from British football clubs to a Hollywood film producer in 2016.
India’s economy is set to overtake the UK in size in the next two years as the second largest country by population continues its heady pace of development, according to a new study.
Wilbur Ross has urged other countries to exploit the “God-given opportunity” to steal business from the U.K., according to a report in The Times.
President-elect Donald Trump touted holiday spending and a strong stock market in a tweet on Monday evening.
The US economy grew faster than previously thought in the third quarter of 2016, to post the fastest rate of quarterly growth in two years.
UK house price growth will slow in 2017 but the legacy of insufficient housebuilding will mean that demand will outstrip supply and lead to a 3% rise over the year, surveyors have predicted.
The Brexit blow to the pound coupled with commodity price hikes is squeezing Britons’ Christmas spending power this year.
Summer clothing sales are expected to have pulled UK inflation back down to zero last month, bringing more relief to households and taking pressure off the Bank of England to raise interest rates any time soon.
One of Britain’s leading economic thinktanks has said the UK economy shrank last month as the impact of the Brexit vote led to a pronounced weakening in activity.
Britain’s economy will grow at a slower pace this year and faces serious risks from weak productivity and a troubled eurozone, a leading thinktank has warned.
Taxpayers are handing businesses £93bn a year – a transfer of more than £3,500 from each household in the UK.
Business appears to be slow at the Mercedes-Benz showroom in the Jing’an district of Shanghai.
The fall in sterling following the Brexit vote helped British business shake off a period of uncertainty to end 2016 on a high note as companies reported increases in export sales and orders.
Britain’s manufacturers ended 2016 on a strong note, according to a survey that signalled the fastest growth in the sector for more than two years and indicated that the weak pound had boosted exports.
Economists have disputed claims from a pro-Brexit campaign group that leaving the customs union and new free trade deals could create 400,000 jobs, arguing it takes no account of the risks to exports.