Commuters often joke bitterly about “leaves on the line” and “the wrong kind of snow”, two excuses that have been used by Britain’s railways to explain disruptions. Stockbrokers have an equally unsatisfactory catch-all explanation for failure: “market conditions”. Two UK companies — Bakkavor and Arqiva — recently abandoned planned flotations citing market uncertainty and volatility. Come again?
Ever since the Brexit vote, pundits have predicted that returns from UK mid-cap stocks would substantially trail those from large-caps because of the former’s heavy domestic exposure. Yet this underperformance has stubbornly failed to materialise. The smaller companies of the FTSE 250 have lagged behind their larger peers in the FTSE 100 by about 2 percentage points in price terms since the June 2016 vote. But over just about every other time period, the FTSE 250 wins.
About 10 minutes by train from the European Central Bank’s headquarters lies the unremarkable suburb of Bieber, one of the places where the effects of the ECB’s ultra-loose monetary policy are most keenly felt. On the neat high street, where the main sound is of aircraft overhead on their final approach to Frankfurt airport, stands the Raiffeisenbank Offenbach Bieber.
@daisey_whitaker@edwinheathcote@FT ONS population stats show UK population increase is <5m since 2006. Net migration to UK by non-UK citizens was 2.9m from 2006-2015 inclusive. No idea where 10m comes from
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Selecting a term
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