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Past articles by Peter:

US economy 'close to stagnant for almost a year' as growth shudders

Hopes of US interest rate rises were pushed into the distance on Friday, as figures showed that the world’ → Read More

Eurozone optimism 'resilient' despite Brexit vote

Eurozone optimism has picked up despite last month’ → Read More

Federal Reserve hints at sooner-than-expected rate rise as economic risks recede

US interest rates could rise again in the coming months, the Federal Reserve has signalled, as policymakers said that risks to the world's largest economy had receded. → Read More

Questor share tip: Buy Games Workshop as company leverages fantasy brands

Games Workshop 465¼p +9¼p Questor says BUY Investors looking for an attractive yield and a company well placed to benefit from the pound’s steep falls could do worse than Games Workshop, a business that Questor feels has been overlooked. Cheap and cheerful After a troubling end to 2015, revenues at the tabletop games maker have recovered, and the stock appears reasonably cheap, at a… → Read More

UK profit warnings rise to crisis highs amid Brexit uncertainty

While little time has passed since the June 23 poll, early indications suggest that the UK economy has lost some momentum as a result of the vote. Many of the companies warning after Brexit mentioned the impact of uncertainty on demand or the fall in the value of sterling. Consumer services firms and industrials issued the most Brexit-related warnings, EY said, both sectors that had struggled in… → Read More

'Business as usual' as most Britons unconcerned by Brexit hit to their finances

Britons are taking a “business as usual” approach to saving and spending after the EU referendum result, a poll has found, as the majority of those asked said they did not believe Brexit would hit their finances in the coming months. An Ipsos Mori poll for The Sunday Telegraph found that more than three quarters of consumers believe their personal financial situation will be unchanged or better… → Read More

ECB in wait-and-see mode after Brexit vote, says Mario Draghi

The European Central Bank is in no hurry to deliver further economic stimulus, Mario Draghi has hinted, as he said that financial markets had been “ → Read More

How George Osborne's dream of balancing the books was left in tatters

He never quite got there. → Read More

UK employment hits record high ahead of Brexit vote

Employment in the UK rose to a record high in the months ahead of the EU referendum, defying analysts who believed that uncertainty had taken the momentum out of hiring before the vote. → Read More

Grasp Brexit opportunity to overhaul tax system, says Adam Smith Institute

He said: “There is a false belief that this is paid by companies, but it is not. It is paid by the employees of companies, by their customers, and by their shareholders.” Mr Pirie argued that the tax could be reduced in stages, to 12.5pc, then 6.25pc, and then zero. His comments came as Philip Hammond, the Chancellor of the Exchequer, refused to confirm whether he would follow through on his… → Read More

IMF slashes UK growth forecasts after Brexit

The International Monetary Fund (IMF) has slashed its forecasts for UK growth following the vote to leave the European Union, yet the British economy is still expected to grow faster than that of Germany, France and Italy next year. → Read More

What could the Bank of England do to shore up the UK economy?

Investors caught off guard by the Bank of England’ → Read More

Ireland's economy grows by 26pc in one year after US tax inversion spree

An increase in aircraft imports for international leasing and the reclassifications of corporate balance sheets through tax inversions into Ireland were among the reasons for the GDP figures more than tripling. Ireland boasts internationally low corporation tax levies and a welcoming tax regime, which has encouraged many US companies to redomicile, shifting their businesses to the European… → Read More

Why is the Bank of England expected to cut interest rates, and what does it mean for you?

The Bank of England is expected to slash interest rates this week, in the wake of the Brexit vote. → Read More

Robots will replace a quarter of business services workers by 2035, says Deloitte

Deloitte said that around 3.3 million jobs could be classified as business services roles, and that of those, there was a “high chance” that 800,000 to one million jobs would no longer be performed by humans over the period. Simon Barnes, a Deloitte partner, said that the sector’s workforce would “fundamentally change over the next 10 to 20 years”. Humans are likely to be liberated from… → Read More

UFC set for £3.1bn sale in record-breaking sports franchise deal

Ultimate Fighting Championship is expected to officially announce it is being sold for $4bn (£ → Read More

Goldman Sachs hires former EU president Barroso after Brexit vote

Goldman Sachs has hired José Manuel Barroso, the former European Commission president, in a move that will garnish the Wall Street bank's EU expertise in the wake of the Brexit vote. Mr Barroso joins the US bank as the non-executive chairman of Goldman Sachs International, and will also serve as an adviser to Goldman Sachs. The bank is known for hiring government experts as they leave office,… → Read More

US enjoys 'spectacular' record bounce in jobs growth

The US economy has roared back into life, enjoying a record rise in job creation and reawakening hopes of interest rate rises in the year ahead. → Read More

Sajid Javid to start round the world trade tour to secure British deals

The Business Secretary begins a round the world tour of Britain’ → Read More

Brexit could deliver 'significant' blow to eurozone, ECB warns

Brexit could send shockwaves around the wider European continent, delivering a “ → Read More