UK Economy

Standing out from the crowd in UK equity

Standing out from the crowd in UK equity

Most equity investors generate returns by buying shares of stocks they think will go up. However, investors can benefit from stocks that they think will go down, using a technique called short selling, or ‘shorting’. To take a short position, an investor borrows the...

Can better buses solve Britain’s productivity problem?

Can better buses solve Britain’s productivity problem?

‘Investment, be it in human capital or physical infrastructure, must be the way to level the country up’. The UK has a productivity problem, everyone agrees that. Since the financial crisis of 2008-09, growth of output per worker has remained pretty much flat. Output...

Stop Bailey BoE appointment until Woodford inquest done

Stop Bailey BoE appointment until Woodford inquest done

Shadow chancellor John McDonnell has demanded that Andrew Bailey’s appointment as governor of the Bank of England be suspended until an inquest into his conduct as head of the Financial Conduct Authority be completed.