Dr. Mike Campbell is a British scientist and freelance writer. Mike got his doctorate in Ghent, Belgium and has worked in Belgium, France, Monaco and Austria since leaving the UK. As a writer, he specialises in business, science, medicine and environmental subjects.
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In December the USA and China fuelled hopes that a solution could be found to their trade war which has been slowing global trade
The genesis of Brexit was the long-standing difference of opinion between the mainstream Conservative party MPs and their so-called “Eurosceptic” counterparts.
It goes without saying that nobody campaigning for the UK to leave the EU in the 2016 referendum ever spoke of the possibility of a cliff edge, no deal Brexit where the legal regime changes, literally, overnight.
Last week was a positive affair for the world’s major markets with all stock markets gaining.
There had been concerns that Germany, the biggest economy in the EU could head into a technical recession when Q4 2018 data became available.
As the UK stumbles forward towards a cliff edge exit from the EU, there was a chink of blue sky visible between the lowering storm clouds, just a chink, mid you.
The UK economy continues to grow, according to the Q4 GDP data, but the bad news is that it is growing at the slowest annual rate since 2012.
The latest set of Markit Purchasing Managers’ Index figures suggest that the dominant sector of the UK economy, services, is slowing down
Last week was a mixed positive affair for the world’s major markets with the FTSE and US markets gaining.
The British are certainly living in “interesting times” – one wonders what terrible act we must collectively have done to the Chinese to have bought such a terrible curse down upon our heads.