from MacroScope:

Instant View Video: Rebalancing global trade

September 25, 2009

Reuters correspondent Sumeet Desai talks about the G20 draft communique and what it means for rebalancing the world's economy.

Vince Cable says life will be difficult

September 22, 2009

Vince CableDifficult – that’s how Liberal Democrats’ treasury spokesman Vince Cable sums up the outlook for Britain’s economy as it comes out of the recession.

from MacroScope:

Recession? It’s all in the mind…

August 21, 2009

Remember that old chestnut about how it's a recession when your neighbour loses his job and it's a depression when YOU lose yours?

from MacroScope:

UK heading for second downturn?

July 17, 2009

MacroScope is pleased to post the following from guest blogger Julian Chillingworth. Chillingworth is chief investment officer of UK investor Rathbones. He questions here whether Britain will face a second downturn shortly after struggling out of recession.

from MacroScope:

What me, British economist?

July 15, 2009

Time was when a British education had a cachet, especially among Britain's far-flung colonial territories.

from MacroScope:

Crisis, what crisis, time again in Britain

July 7, 2009

Britain's recession, like the downturns in most other places, is being hailed as either having reachえd bottom or tailed off in its decline. The latest to trumpet the beginning of the end is the British Chambers of Commerce, which said business orders and sales had continued to fall in the second quarter but at a slower pace than previously.

What if it’s not the economy, stupid?

June 23, 2009

Gordon Brown is counting on a swift economic turnaround. It’s probably his Labour Party’s only hope of avoiding a humiliating electoral defeat to the Conservatives next year.

from The Great Debate UK:

Apocalypse Now: A return to high borrowing, high taxes and weak growth

April 22, 2009

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--Gerard Lyons is chief economist at Standard Chartered. Any opinions expressed are his own. --

In for a penny, in for £175 billion

April 22, 2009

It may not be tax and spend exactly, but it’s definitely tax and borrow.

For the best part of 12 years, Labour has pursued essentially conservative (with a small ‘c’) economic policies, steadily underburdening itself of the ‘fiscally unreliable’ tag that some earlier Labour administrations were (wrongly or rightly) saddled with.

from The Great Debate UK:

Little room for manoeuvre in budget

April 21, 2009

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--Gerard Lyons is chief economist at Standard Chartered. The opinions expressed are his own. Lyons will also blog his post-budget thoughts on The Great Debate.--