Economics Weekly by Lloyds TSB

After a run of monthly economic indicators suggesting that the worst of the economic downturn has past, and some stabilisation and improvement in financial markets (accompanied by big profit announcements by some investment banks for Q2), some commentators believe that […]

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Weekly Economics Analysis by Lloyds TSB

We are expecting a small upward revision to US Q1 GDP in the second estimate based on a slightly more positive contribution from net exports. US Q1 GDP second

Economic Analysis

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Weekly Economics Analysis by Lloyds TSB

UK Budget 2009 announcements were as grim as expected. Official borrowing will reach over 12% of the economy in the current financial year, or £175bn. Overview UK Budget 2009

Economic Research – The Econtrarian

Does "Taxing" Pollution Lead to Higher Prices and Lower Aggregate Output? Does "Taxing" Pollution Lead to Higher Prices and Lower Aggregate Output? Full

Technical Strategy and Economic Research by Lloyds TSB

The expected rally in base metals and soft commodities together with the rebound in equities promoted risk attraction strategies and favoured the bullish view of emerging market currencies. Latin

Economics Weekly by Lloyds TSB

Not only is the UK economy in recession but there are few signs thatthe situation is improving. Final estimates for Q4 2008 show thatoutput fell by 1.6% in

Light at the End of the Tunnel or an Oncoming Freight Train?

With regard to the economy, we believe there are faint signs of light at the end of the tunnel. Real consumer spending increased by 0.4% in January (and