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In the run up to the election, there was a universal fear of the politically unknown, firebrand, former reality TV star and his more controversial threats to dismantle global trade agreements and…

The truth is, though, that economics is more art than science. No wonder US President Harry S Truman is reputed to have said “find me a one-armed economist” so that they couldn’t qualify their advice…

To pay or not to pay. HSBC is a global bank with 58 million customers across its retail and commercial banking franchises. About 40% of revenues and about 80% of operating profits come from Asia with…

Singapore and Hong Kong are the Asian cities that for decades have been cited as the near perfect examples of modern successful economies – places with a dynamism and work ethic that we tired old…

We all know that in layman’s terms the rate of inflation measures the general level of price increases over a given period of time. But the above quoted figure is more precisely known as the Consumer…

Let’s start with a simple question. Why is the night sky dark? A question that I had never contemplated until it was put to me in a physics lesson. The  first answer that pops to mind for most is;…

I believe this political upheaval is a direct effect of monetary policy, specifically Quantitative Easing, which has led, inadvertently, to the wealthier getting wealthier with little effect on…

I can’t say the last of the autumn statements impressed me over much. Much of the important stuff was leaked in advance. And the expectation of an economic slowdown is hardly new.

This year has been full of surprises. Who seriously thought we would be heading out of Europe ahead of June 24th? And who really expected the 45th President of the United States to be a billionaire…

The Christmas Fair at Duncombe Park, held in aid of the NSPCC, will hold a gala preview evening on Thur sday 17th November 2016 and continue on Friday 18th and Saturday 19th November.

Donald Trump’s victory in the US Presidential Election has overturned the opinion polls’ prediction and financial markets expectation of a narrow victory for Hillary Clinton.

Thursday 3rd November was termed by some as Super Thursday in the UK as markets were shaken each way by a raft of news and data pointing towards the health, both past and future, of the domestic…