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The Three Wise Monkeys? Or the Three Stooges?

And now onto my macro musings after the three speeches this week of the Chancellor, the Governor and the Economist (Phillip Hammond, Mark Carney and Andy Haldane).  I am not sure if I should compare them to the Three Wise Monkeys or the Three Stooges… Firstly after my blog last week about the growing politicalisation of the Bank of England, I warm to my theme.  It is only the monetary policy of extreme low interest rates and QE that allows the government to run up debts […]

One Year on from Brexit.. Do not lament Sterling weakness..

Sterling is down 13% on a trade weighted basis since the Brexit vote.  This has helped manufacturing orders to hit their highest level since 1998 according to data out today.  Sterling’s decline is beginning to help the revival of manufacturing and dampening consumer spending through higher inflation.  Sterling weakness is rebalancing the economy away from (indebted) consumer […]

1+1=?????

Or the failure of the political class to be able to do maths… My Sunday Times column: ““Diane Abbott is not alone in failing to do her sums.  Her car crash interview on LBC on the cost of a larger police force is just another example of the appalling fiscal, financial and economic knowledge of […]

Louise Cooper, CFA, columnist, commentator, speaker and reporter on today's economy and market activity – business, industry, money and personal finance.
'a brilliant communicator with the skill of
making the complicated
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with the skill of
making the complicated
comprehensible…a superb depth of financial industry knowledge'
Justin Urquhart-Stewart

Louise Cooper, CFA, columnist, commentator, speaker and reporter on today's economy and market activity – business, industry, money and personal finance.
'a brilliant communicator with the skill of
making the complicated
comprehensible…a superb depth of financial industry knowledge'
Justin Urquhart-Stewart

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