Liam Halligan

Comment - Liam Halligan

Rising energy costs hit consumers and firms, hinder growth and stoke up inflation, especially in an oil-importing country such as Britain. It’s particularly concerning that crude is rising despite growing evidence that the global economy is once again starting to slow.

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Back in those days, the US President talked tough. Voters were angry that America's "world-class" banks had caused the worst ...

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Kim Jong-un’s regime has since been threatening pre-emptive nuclear strikes against Pyongyang’s enemies, the recently installed “supreme leader” clumsily attempting ...

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The US housing market is at its most buoyant for seven years, with real estate prices up 10.9pc in March. ...

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Rather than Whitehall and Threadneedle Street, my vantage point as an economics commentator has been the world of international business, ...

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'I’m sorry Liam, we’re losing you,” said John Humphrys on BBC Radio 4’s Today programme last week. “Oh what a ...

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With readings above 50 indicating that business leaders think their sector is growing, this looks a decent result. The detailed ...

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The markets saw this coming. All three major credit ratings agencies – the others being Standard & Poor’s and Fitch ...

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The then chief executive of the US banking giant Citigroup was admitting that growing concerns about sub-prime loans could ultimately ...

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While British GDP fell 0.3pc during the final quarter of 2012, last week came news that our national income increased ...

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Last week was busy on the economic news front. From Labour’s revised views on welfare spending to an uptick in ...

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Van Rompuy, if you can’t place the name, is president of the European Union. That makes him the most senior ...

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The Canadian's successful stint at the helm of his native central bank, and his chunky compensation package (almost three times ...

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It’s perfectly true, of course, as the record shows, that back in November 1990, many of the then Prime Minister’s ...

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Amidst the Queen’s Speech and the resignation of a certain football manager, Azevedo’s appointment barely flickered on the UK news ...

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After all, they say, this tiny Mediterranean nation accounts for less than one third of one per cent of the ...

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The world’s most populous country is in the midst of a rare leadership change, involving the appointment of a new ...

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The then US president was referring to the massive risks facing the world’s largest economy following the Lehman collapse. Could ...

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Comment - Liam Halligan

Other leading Western economies are performing much better. While Germany and the US are also yet to stage a truly ...

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Comment - Liam Halligan

Responding to this prolonged slump, the European Central Bank cut interest rates on Thursday. Having last acted 10 months ago, ...

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