Emilio Hale Crespo

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UK fiscal policy should take over from the printing press

Following the UK’s decision to leave the EU, the Bank of England predictably moved to allay any lingering market fears by cutting the Bank Rate to a …

UK interest rate rise is coming, Bank of England tells borrowers

The Bank of England has signalled that an interest rate hike is coming from as early as May and that there are more to come, as the economy accelerates with help from booming global growth.<p>Threadneedle Street said it would need to raise rates to tackle stubbornly high inflation “somewhat earlier …

Economics

Was the pound overvalued before the EU referendum?

It’s correct that the IMF has said that in 2015 the pound was overvalued. But it’s open to debate whether it’s undervalued right now.Having an …

One Economist Expects A Huge Drop In Chinese Exports

Analysts polled by Bloomberg are looking for imports to fall 8.5 percent year-over-year, compared with a 28.8 percent rise the previous month.<p>Exports are expected to rise 8.1 percent, compared with a 25 percent rise in January. And trade balance is expected to narrow to deficit of $6.9 billion.<p>But, …

German industrial output jumps in November, exports surpass imports

© Reuters. Fibre glass in a giant loom is pictured at the Open Hybrid Lab Factory, which is a research and development center of several companies …

Automation may require as many as 375 million people to find new jobs by 2030

Fears that automation and machine learning will cause massive job losses and make people obsolete are starting to wane (well, unless you ask Stephen Hawking). Instead, there’s a more optimistic prediction taking hold: that the new technology could actually lead to job gains. But the transition …

Brexit May Shock U.K. Firms Into Fixing Productivity Malaise

Britain’s productivity malaise may find a solution from the unlikeliest of places -- Brexit.<p>Poor productivity has long been the bane of the U.K., …

UK pay squeeze tightens but unemployment dips

<b>Wages continue to lag behind the cost of living in the UK, while unemployment remains at a 42-year low.</b><p>Workers' earnings, excluding bonuses, rose 2.2% in the three months to September compared with a year ago, the Office for National Statistics said.<p>But they fell 0.5% in real terms when accounting …

Reuters survey: 10,000 UK finance jobs affected in Brexit's first wave

Reuters survey: 10,000 UK finance jobs affected in Brexit's first wave<p>By Andrew MacAskill, Simon Jessop and Carolyn Cohn<p>LONDON (Reuters) - Around …

Pound jumps as Bank of England hints at rate rise

<b>The Bank of England has said that higher inflation and a pick up in growth could lead to a rate hike in "the coming months".</b><p>Members of the Bank's nine-strong Monetary Policy Committee voted 7-2 to keep interest rates on hold at 0.25%.<p>But the committee was talking in much stronger terms about an …

Oil price: fluid, pumped up or sticky?

<b>There's not much point in a cartel that doesn't collude. So after an eight-year gap since it last flexed its market muscle, Opec reassured at least itself that there's life in the old stitch-up yet.</b><p>The last two of these years have seen the 14 members of the Organisation of Petroleum Exporting …