Inflation is here to stay, rather than transitory, no matter what central banks are telling us. But rising inflation could help make the global economy more efficient. Here are three potentially positive consequences of high inflation:Continue reading
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The mood on Brexit is souring into 2017
If you’re curious what the new year has in store for Britons, all you need to do is look at the latest opinion surveys to realise the mood on Brexit is souring.
Sentiment extremely bearish; three reasons why stocks are falling
Investors are extremely bearish, with the start of 2016 shaping out to be the worst ever for many stock markets around the world.
Why the bonds selloff? Central banks have lost it
There’s no easy way to put this: the central banks are like the naked emperor in the well-known story. And the only solution that could save us from the next recession is so politically sensitive that it will not be put into practice.
Chinese executives more optimistic on economy: survey
Chinese executives have grown more optimistic about their country’s economic outlook, a survey by consultancy EY reveals.
Oil and gas sector merger appetite chokes on oil glut
As the oil price falls, so does appetite for mergers and acquisitions in the oil and gas sector.
Media sector to be swept by a wave of mergers: survey
A wave of mergers and acquisitions is about to sweep through the media and entertainment sector, according to a new survey by consultancy firm EY.
Technology mergers hit post-dotcom bubble record
Mergers and acquisitions in the technology sector reached the highest level since the dotcom bubble, a report by consultancy EY shows.
Liquidity conditions worsen
Liquidity conditions are worsening, which means recent volatility in markets is likely to continue and even get worse, a monthly liquidity gauge compiled by investment advisory firm Cross Border Capital shows.
Company executives upbeat about earnings: survey
Company executives’ confidence in the stability of the global economy has improved, and appetite for mergers and acquisitions has increased, a survey by consultancy EY shows.
It also shows a jump in their confidence in the outlook for company earnings, just as earnings season kicks off in the U.S.