PA ANALYSIS: Are rock-bottom approval ratings the new populist threat?
Nuclear war, Brexit and sky-high make-up bills are just some of the issues facing political leaders right now, and while some are patently less worrisome than others, each contribute to one big problem that could ultimately hit financial markets.
Red flag for UK as employer economic confidence falters
Collapsing employers’ confidence in the UK economy is a red flag, despite the jobs market still appearing strong according to the Recruitment and Employment Confederation.
Pressure is off BoE as wages stagnate and employment rise
Pressure on the Bank of England to raise interest rates was handed another blow on Wednesday unemployment fell and UK earnings growth, while beating expectations, failed to outpace inflation.
Investors split on Europe as economic sentiment falters
Europe is dividing opinions after softer economic sentiment data failed to live up to forecasters’ optimistic predictions on Tuesday (30 May).