Commentary

Falling Demand for Commodities

Falling demand for commodities in general and rising exports from China in industries such as steel are depressing prices across…

UK’s economic output increased by 2.6%

Despite a slight slowdown in the final three months of the year, the UK’s economic output increased by 2.6% in 2014, compared wi…

UK consumer price index iprovides significant boost to the spending power of UK households

In just seven months, between June 2014 and January 2015, the price of a barrel of Brent crude fell from $115 to less than $45. …

The world economy faces a mixed picture for the decade ahead

The world economy faces a mixed picture for the decade ahead.

Manufacturing remains a significant contributor to UK GDP

Manufacturing remains a significant contributor to UK GDP despite long-term decline as a share of the economy, and some sub-sect…