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More People Keeping Cash Outside Banks

news.sky.com — Households may have started to hoard their cash, with new figures showing that the amount of money being kept outside Britain's banking system is now rising at the fastest rate since the financial crisis.

Hammond: Global Economy Faces Brexit 'Shadow'

news.sky.com — The world economy will be darkened by a two-year Brexit "shadow", Philip Hammond has told Sky News. Speaking on the fringes of the G20 finance ministers' meeting in Chengdu - his first overseas visit as Chancellor - Mr Hammond acknowledged the decision to leave the EU would "hang over the world economy" until at least 2018.

IMF: Brexit May Not Mean A British Recession

news.sky.com — Britain need not suffer a recession if it leaves the European Union, the International Monetary Fund has said in its assessment of the risks around the referendum. The Fund said that the UK economy would be comparatively weaker if it left the EU but under its "limited" scenario - in which Britain stayed in the European Economic Area, the group that includes Norway - growth would slip from 2.2% to 1.4% next year.

The elephant (not) in the room

edmundconway.com — At the time of the Bank of England's interest rate decision, no-one in the room knew who was going to be Britain's new Chancellor. This might seem like an odd thing to mention, given right now the main story people will be obsessing with is the element of shock - that the Monetary Policy Committee decided not to cut rates.

Interest Rates Kept On Hold By Bank At 0.5%

news.sky.com — The Bank of England has surprised many economists by maintaining interest rates despite pressure for a cut to stimulate UK growth.

Consumer Confidence In Biggest Fall Since '94

news.sky.com — Levels of consumer confidence in Britain have fallen at the fastest rate in more than two decades - the first statistical evidence from a major body that the EU referendum vote has had an impact on the economy. The confidence barometer from research group GfK dropped from -1 points to -9 between June and the week following the poll.

Two hours… - The Real Economy

edmundconway.com — That was how long the Chancellor's message of reassurance to market investors lasted today. George Osborne resurfaced at the Treasury just after 7am to tell investors that the UK economy remains strong, to assure them and households that he would take all necessary contingency plans to deal with the instability following the Brexit vote.

Further thoughts on the EU referendum result

edmundconway.com — The problem is not our relationship with the European Union. That can be resolved in the coming years and, who knows, might turn into something more functional than the incoherent muddle it has become in the wake of the euro crisis.

Investors Terrified At Chaos Created By Brexit

news.sky.com — This much we know: today is already one of the most extraordinary and volatile days in UK economic history. For the time being, leave aside, if you can, all your questions about the future of the United Kingdom, about the fate of the government, even about whether Britain will be better off outside the European Union.

What the… - The Real Economy

edmundconway.com — Here are some initial stream-of-consciousness thoughts. Apologies if they're a bit incoherent. This much we know: today is already one of the most extraordinary and volatile days in UK economic history. For the time being, leave aside, if you can, all your questions about the future of the United Kingdom, about the fate of the government, even about whether Britain will be better off outside the European Union.
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Aug 13, 2016

@DuncanWeldon you had me at “my resistance to them is laudable but often proves insufficiently resolute”

Aug 11, 2016

UK govt just sold £850m of 20yr index-linked (eg inflation-proof) bonds at an effective real interest rate of -1.7% https://t.co/CYWBhaObZw

Aug 11, 2016

RT @resi_analyst: London still the weakest region for house prices over last 3 months https://t.co/oL0HhkEhiX

Aug 11, 2016

RICS says surveyors expect weakest house price growth in 3yrs following #EURef. Chart from @samueltombs: https://t.co/eoJUVrksMf


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