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  • The Spending Review: Not out of the woods yet

    The Spending Review: Not out of the woods yet

    Adam Memon | | Economy
    This article is taken from the CPS Economic Bulletin. To receive the bulletin to your inbox before it is published online, subscribe here. Turmoil in financial markets across the world has shone a spotlight on the vulnerability of the UK to external shocks. In recent years, the UK economy has performed strongly in ...
  • Within striking distance - trade union reform

    Within striking distance - trade union reform

    Adam Memon | | Politics
    A version of this article was originally published by the New Statesman. Keir Hardie would be aghast if he could see the state of the trade union movement today. Its reputation has been comprehensively trashed and the sad truth is that, too often, this is completely justified. Knee-jerk, reactionary opposition to ...
  • Corbynomics is not fit for government

    Corbynomics is not fit for government

    Adam Memon | | Economy
    This article originally appeared on CapX. Jeremy Corbyn, who is now leader of the Labour Party, proposes what amounts to a government takeover of the British economy. It is an economic programme which is almost entirely ignorant of the success of free enterprise. On Wednesday, for example, the World Health Organisation ...
  • Eurozone structural reforms: a follow up

    Eurozone structural reforms: a follow up

    Madeleine Thornton | | Economy
    PortugalPortuguese austerity measures are ticking all of the right boxes: real GDP growth is forecast to be 1.5% for 2015 and 1.7% a year 2016-2019, the Government are repaying their loans ahead of schedule and the authorities’ short-term macroeconomic projections are in keeping with The European Commission’s 2015 spring forecast. ...
  • The UK must not miss out on Brazil

    The UK must not miss out on Brazil

    William Sternberg | | Trade
    Almost 200 years ago the UK first established diplomatic relations with Brazil. Since then, we have seen a considerable rise in Brazil’s economic power and its GDP (PPP) is now greater than that of the UK. It is likely that Brazil’s economic and global influence will continue to grow and ...
  • Progress on Eurozone structural reforms

    Progress on Eurozone structural reforms

    Madeleine Thornton | | Europe
    The Eurozone crisis has given the EU a near impossible task: to identify a common interest among a set of increasingly heterogeneous nation states. Consequently, the economic union that the EU so desperately tries to promote is fragmenting: the UK electorate has called for an EU referendum and German taxpayers ...
  • Why we need to improve economic ties with China

    Why we need to improve economic ties with China

    William Sternberg | | China
    Even with the recent news about China’s slowing economy causing volatile markets worldwide, with a population of 1.3bn and the largest economy in the world by GDP (PPP), there can be no doubt that China has the potential to be an even more important trade, tourism, investment and economic partner ...
  • China's structural weaknesses

    China's structural weaknesses

    Madeleine Thornton | | Economy
    As the world’s second largest economy and the contributor of 15% of global GDP, the volume of discussion surrounding China’s market meltdown is warranted. With stocks down 8.5%, the Shanghai Composite’s worst single-day fall in since 2008, waves of uncertainty are rippling across the globe: the Japanese Nikkei fell by ...