The Economy In Six Reports

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The Economy In Six Reports

July 16th, 2009

Quite possibly, the six most important sets of economics stats on the UK economy have seen the light of day recently. The latest official inflation figures are out. Official data on unemployment (which is bad), and data on trade (which … Continued

House prices: the recovery, the truth

July 9th, 2009

The latest round is complete. Yesterday, the Halifax released its latest monthly housing market survey, following recent releases from Hometrack and the Nationwide. As ever with these things the picture is mixed, but the trend seems to be clear. Perhaps … Continued

Are we out of the woods, or is the second dip on its way?

July 2nd, 2009

A string of economic reports from the last few days suggests the UK’s much touted recovery is gathering momentum. There’s one snag. A string of economic reports from the last few days suggests that the UK is set to suffer … Continued

economic forcasts revised up, up and up a little

June 9th, 2009

All those green shoots have moved one of the more bearish economic forecasters to upgrade economic forecasts for this year, next year and the year after. Capital Economics has uppedits estimates for Japan, and by rather a lot. The UK … Continued

first time buyers and buy to let

June 8th, 2009

The average house price in the UK in March 2009 for first time buyers now stands at £133,535 which is an annual decrease of – 16.7%. The typical first-time buyer deposit in March was 25% (£35,013), the largest amount on … Continued

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