4 February 2022

Bank of England toughens hawkish pivot to ease inflation pressures

The Bank of England (BoE) ramped up efforts to control spiralling inflation with the first successive increase in interest rates in 18 years and signalled the start of quantitative tapering (QT).
31 January 2022

UK inflation soars to three-decade high intensifying monetary policy dilemma

UK inflation soared to a near three-decade high, reaching 5.4% in the 12 months to December, driven by the rising costs of energy, food, household and transport.
5 January 2022

UK commercial property investors braced for higher borrowing costs

The refinancing requirement for UK commercial property investors is expected to climb next year, as extended loans during the pandemic expire.
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