08MAR 2017


UK Spring Budget 2017: No time for complacency ahead of tricky two years

No alarms and no real surprises from Chancellor of the Exchequer Philip Hammond as he seeks a firm fiscal footing ahead of a crucial period.

08MAR 2017


30-year asset class returns forecast: 2017 update

The Schroders Economics Group provides its annual update of its 30-year return forecasts for a range of asset classes. Equities remain the asset class offering the greatest potential for returns.

07MAR 2017


The road to Brexit: what's next for investors?

With the UK expected to start the process of leaving the EU this month, we asked a panel of investment and economic experts covering a variety of areas, from real estate to European equities, what they are looking out for in the coming months.

03MAR 2017


TalkingEconomics: World economic recovery faces inflation headwind

In the monthly summary of our views on the global economy we highlight the growing threat inflation poses.


27FEB 2017

Economic and Strategy Viewpoint

March 2017

This month our economists focus on the inflationary headwind to the global recovery, become cautiously more optimistic on Europe, and explain their more positive view on emerging markets.

24FEB 2017


What will drive UK equities this year?

In his latest overview of UK equities, David Docherty discusses the issues likely to affect the stockmarket this year, including Brexit, US and European politics, and China.

17FEB 2017


Take the Bank of England’s upgraded UK growth forecast with a pinch of salt

Can ultra-low UK savings rates boost the UK economy?


26JAN 2017


UK economy ends 2016 on a strong footing

Fourth quarter GDP growth beats expectations and shows no signs of Brexit gloom.



19DEC 2016


What next for the FTSE 100?

The FTSE 100 hit a new all-time peak in 2016, but how expensive are UK shares and what could investors expect for 2017?