2 December 2021

Omicron threatens the nascent UK labour market recovery

The emergence of Omicron, the latest Covid-19 variant, threatens the positive autumn momentum building in the UK labour market.
24 November 2021

Inflation risks and labour market frictions weigh heavy on UK’s economic recovery

Escalating inflation in the UK economy reached a decade-long high in October, as higher energy prices, supply chain disruptions, labour shortages, wage and food price inflation all blunted the economic recovery.
8 November 2021

Airline industry’s embryonic recovery faces hard landing obstacles everywhere

The airline sector's recovery remains fragile, and the embattled global airline industry may still face a harsh winter if a new virus wave emerges.
9 September 2021

Federal Reserve’s monetary policy: policy error or data- driven prudence?

US Federal Reserve monetary policy continues to play an outsized role in directing the near-term trajectory for the global economy.
4 February 2021

A different kind of NPL wave is on the way

The UK Government and Bank of England’s (BoE) extraordinary monetary and fiscal support averted a full-blown UK corporate insolvency crisis last year.
12 January 2021

Covid debt mountain looms when pandemic finally brought to heel

The latest UK national lockdown represents a new kind of challenge for the Government
18 November 2020

Pandemic to accelerate SME’s embrace of alternative lenders

The maturity of the UK’s private debt market over the last decade represents a significant silver lining for growth-focused SMEs navigating the intensifying second wave of the pandemic.
13 November 2020

Banks’ near-term compromised bandwidth may prompt SMEs to embrace alternative lenders

Britain’s recent descent into a coronavirus ‘second wave’ with the UK government succumbing to scientific and political pressure to enforce another national lockdown in England, will blunt the momentum of any short-term economic recovery.
9 November 2020

The return of commercial property distress

The long-term impact of the pandemic on vulnerable commercial property sectors and landlords’ business models, remains, at least in part, uncertain at this stage.