Posts Tagged ‘recession’

  • UK Double Dip Recession

    UK Does Double Dipping

    Apr 25, 12 • 3529 Views • Market Commentaries Comments Off on UK Does Double Dipping

    The UK economy is back in recession, its first double-dip recession since the 1970s, following a surprise 0.2% drop in GDP in the first quarter of 2012. Analysts had anticipated modest growth of 0.1-0.2%. The pound dropped following the news as markets expect...

  • Forex Market Commentaries - UK Is Flirting With A Double Dip Recession

    The UK Is Flirting With A Double Dip Recession

    Feb 24, 12 • 3514 Views • Market Commentaries 1 Comment

    Official figures have confirmed that the UK economy slipped by 0.2% for the fourth quarter of 2011. Household spending was up 0.5% quarter on quarter, the highest since the second quarter of 2010. Government spending, meanwhile, was ahead by 1% over the...

  • Forex Market Commentaries - UK Stuck Between A Rock And A Hard Place

    The UK Is A Rock In A Hard Place

    Feb 3, 12 • 6075 Views • Market Commentaries 1 Comment

    Pandora’s box is an artefact in Greek mythology, taken from the myth of Pandora’s creation in Hesiod’s Works and Days. The “box” was actually a large jar given to Pandora which contained all the evils of the world. When Pandora...

  • Forex Market Commentaries - UK Heading To Double Dip Recession

    The UK Economy Edges Closer To A Double Dip Recession

    Jan 25, 12 • 2808 Views • Market Commentaries Comments Off on The UK Economy Edges Closer To A Double Dip Recession

    The British economy shrank by 0.2% in the fourth quarter of 2011, according to official ONS figures, edging closer to a recession (defined in the UK and Europe as two or more consecutive quarters of contraction). This is worse than economists expected, having...

  • Forex Market Commentaries - UK Never Left Recession

    The UK Is Back In The Recession It Never Came Out Of

    Jan 16, 12 • 3877 Views • Market Commentaries 1 Comment

    The UK Is Back In The Recession It Never Came Out Of. In Reality The USA Is No Different The definition of recessions has altered over the years and varies from country to country and continent to continent. In the UK A recession is defined as two consecutive...

  • Forex Market Commentaries - Cat and Nine Lives

    Does a dead cat still bounce when it's nine lives are over?

    Oct 5, 11 • 4468 Views • Market Commentaries 1 Comment

    When the main markets began to ‘correct’ in late July – early August many sages and sock puppets were immediately let loose to ‘astroturf’ the airwaves, forums and usual suspect news broadcasts in order to soothe the masses with...

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