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.
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.
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.
Economic and Strategy Viewpoint
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.
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.