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UK manufacturing flirts with record

Well, most of the economic news is bad, but not for manufacturers. In fact, today’s report from CIPS/Markit is the stuff dreams are made of. If a sad economist who dreams economics at night had a wonderful fantasy, then it would resemble the latest PMI for UK manufacturing.

[caption id=“attachment_12436” align=“aligncenter” width=“300” caption=“Purchasing Managers Index – CIPS”]Purchasing Managers Index - CIPS[/caption]

The headline index stayed at 61.5, equalling the all-time high set last month.

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The Bank of England is not impotent, just mostly impotent

And so the Bank of E frets. The hawks increase, flying in formation and tormenting the doves at the Bank of England, not to mention the UK’s households. And yet, if you look at the bank’s very own data you can only conclude one thing: the bank’s ability to control...Read More

Posted Mar 01, 2011

UK manufacturing flirts with record

Well, most of the economic news is bad, but not for manufacturers. In fact, today’s report from CIPS/Markit is the stuff dreams are made of. If a sad economist who dreams economics at night had a wonderful fantasy, then it would resemble the latest PMI for UK manufacturing.

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Posted Mar 01, 2011

China prepares to save the world, or at least the West's grocers

The ‘great bubble of China’ theory is gaining momentum. More are signing up to the view that China’s economy is set to crash, or at the very least go the way of Japan 20 years ago. Here are some reasons why we don’t think this will happen, and here is...Read More

Posted Mar 01, 2011

China prepares to save the world, or at least the West's grocers

The ‘great bubble of China’ theory is gaining momentum. More are signing up to the view that China’s economy is set to crash, or at the very least go the way of Japan 20 years ago. Here are some reasons why we don’t think this will happen, and here is...Read More

Posted Mar 01, 2011

Is Western dominance near its end?

A new TV series, The West and the Rest, narrated by Niall Ferguson and based on his book of the same name, will be getting its airing soon. But Ferguson’s book is not alone. The last couple of months have also seen the release of ‘Why the West rules for...Read More

Posted Mar 01, 2011

Is Western dominance near its end?

A new TV series, The West and the Rest, narrated by Niall Ferguson and based on his book of the same name, will be getting its airing soon. But Ferguson’s book is not alone. The last couple of months have also seen the release of ‘Why the West rules for...Read More

Posted Mar 01, 2011

The Bank of England is not impotent, just mostly impotent

And so the Bank of E frets. The hawks increase, flying in formation and tormenting the doves at the Bank of England, not to mention the UK’s households. And yet, if you look at the bank’s very own data you can only conclude one thing: the bank’s ability to control...Read More

Posted Mar 01, 2011

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