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Chris Dillow

Why the deficit matters Current account deficits lead to higher inflation and lower growth - so the fact that the UK's is close to a record should worry us ...

24 September 2014

Chris Dillow

About Chris Dillow

Incisive economic commentary plus thoughts on investor behaviour

Recent articles

  1. Not normal

    01 October 2014

    Big losses on equities are more likely than a normal distribution predicts - but small losses are less likely

    'Stock markets, like the military, consist of long periods of boredom, interrupted by spells of panic'

  2. Next week's economics: 6-10 Oct

    01 October 2014

    Figures next week could point to a slowdown in the UK economy

    'The weakness of bank lending to companies is due to a lack of demand for loans, which in turn sheds doubt upon official forecasts of a big rise in capital spending'

  3. Surplus relief

    30 September 2014

    UK companies have become net borrowers for the first time in 12 years. This would be fantastic news - if only overseas firms would follow.

    Whilst it is encouraging that the problem of UK corporate surpluses has diminished, the fact that the global investment dearth still exists is big cause for concern.

  4. Getting what you pay for

    30 September 2014

    Long-run returns on housing have only been a fair reward for taking on big risks

    'From the point of view of many homeowners, housing isn't a fantastic investment'

  5. ECB 'must do more'

    26 September 2014

    With the euro area economy faltering, economists expect the ECB to do a lot more.

    Buying asset-backed securities is "unlikely to have much impact" on growth.

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