WEEKLY MARKET ROUND-UP – 17/04/19

WEEKLY MARKET ROUND-UP – 17/04/19

WEEK ENDING 12 APRIL 2019 Money can’t buy happiness It’s true what they say. The latest World Happiness Report shows that the Scandinavians still dominate the field and that, in a third of the countries where incomes are rising, happiness is actually falling....
WEEKLY MARKET ROUND-UP – 08/04/19

WEEKLY MARKET ROUND-UP – 08/04/19

WEEK ENDING 5 APRIL 2019 Apple falls far from the tree Apple has reinvented itself with the launch of a major new content streaming service expected later this year. Other major tech names are also in the process of transforming themselves; Google is becoming an...
WEEKLY MARKET ROUND-UP – 25/03/19

WEEKLY MARKET ROUND-UP – 25/03/19

WEEK ENDING 22 MARCH 2019 Who wants to be a billionaire? The latest Forbes list shows that the world’s 2,000 or so billionaires still own more than 10.3% of total global GDP but 46%, or 994 of them, are poorer than they were a year ago. Source: Forbes 2019. Interserve...
WEEKLY MARKET ROUND-UP – 12/03/19

WEEKLY MARKET ROUND-UP – 12/03/19

WEEK ENDING 8 MARCH 2019 We’re in the money! In December 2018 real average weekly earnings growth hit 3.4%, the highest level since before the financial crisis in July 2008. It’s been a bumpy journey, but for now average wages are trending upwards. However, 2018 saw a...
February 2019 Business Review

February 2019 Business Review

COST OF ‘GOVERNMENT POLICY’ RISING New research has found that the cost of government policy to the small business community has risen sharply during the past six years, with an average small firm now spending 15% more on tax and employment obligations...