Economics Weekly by Lloyds TSB

In terms of the stance of fiscal policy there is little new in the chancellor’s 2009 Pre-Budget Report compared with Budget 2009. It confirmed that government borrowing would continue to bridge the gap between government revenues and government receipts opened […]

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Economcis Weekly By Lloyds TSB

UK equity markets, along with many others around the world, have recovered strongly since their recent low in March 2009. Admittedly, the FTSE All-Share is still well below

Economics Weekly by Lloyds TSB

The Bank of England’s (BoE) latest monthly Trends in Lending report was published last week. The report provides a timely assessment of lending conditions in the UK, and

Economics Weekly by Lloyds TSB

It would be nice and easy to believe that the road to economic recovery is now clear and straightforward after the financial market crash of 2007-2009. Is the world

Economics Weekly by Lloyds TSB

In recent comments to the Treasury Select Committee on economic affairs, Mervyn King, the Governor of the Bank of England, said that "UK economic recovery would be slow

Financial Markets Review by Lloyds TSB

Currency movements in the past month are suggesting doubt about whether the global economy is on a smooth glide path to recovery, the view that many participants had

Financial Markets Review by Lloyds TSB

The financial markets have latched on to some positive signs for economic recovery in recent weeks after an unrelenting series of negative news in previous months. Summary of

Follow the Money… out of the U.S. dollar?

Recently, stock markets appear to have experienced an almost euphoric phase, seemingly shrugging off most negative news flow day after day. Recently, stock markets appear to have experienced an

Crude Oil trading above $45 a barrel after drop yesterday

The focus is back on the state of the economic recovery in the world's biggest energy consumer after Bank of America The focus is back on the state of