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David Leggett

Articles by David Leggett

The OECD's Laurence Boone warned that worldwide trade growth has dried up and confidence is being underminedGlobal economic growth on the wane - Organisation for Economic Co-operation & Development 7 March 2019

The global economy is slowing and major risks persist, according to the Organisation for Economic Co-operation & Development, with growth weakening much more than expected in Europe.


UK consumer confidence slumps as Brexit clock ticks on - survey 6 March 2019

A consumer sentiment index produced by analysts at GlobalData shows a slump in confidence as the withdrawal negotiations between the UK Government and the European Union stumble towards the finish line.


The international economic upswing of the past decade has been underpinned by cheap money - which could be about to change.This week's financial market 'corrections' - Should you worry? - Comment 6 February 2018

The last 24 hours have seen a wave of sell-offs on global stock markets. Is there cause for concern? Yes, but there is also a need for some perspective and there is no reason to believe that a global economic recession is imminent or inevitable.


The UK's ambassador to the EU, Sir Tim Barrow, handing European Council President Donald Tusk the UK's invocation of Article 50With Article 50 triggered, the Brexit shoot-out begins - Comment 30 March 2017

Yesterday, UK Prime Minister Theresa May invoked Article 50 of the European Union's constitution, formally beginning the two-year process by which the UK will leave the EU. Although post-exit trade arrangements are not formally included in the UK's exit terms, they are sure to be the subject of intense discussions between the two sides.




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