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Hamilton Crawford: UK Property Prices Slump

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Hamilton Crawford report reveals British housing prices are decreasing as political uncertainty grows. Property prices in the UK are no longer soaring and are instead falling at their quickest pace in 8 years according to a report by Hamilton Crawford which cited political uncertainty and anticipation of the recent interest rate hike by the Bank of England as the probable cause. The Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors’ benchmark property price index for the UK dropped more than anticipated to +1 last month, a level in keeping with fl... Read More »

Burton Mills: Germany to Post Budget Surplus

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Burton Mills: Projected budget surplus would be a win for Angela Merkel’s administration and the parties it hopes to form a coalition with. According to recent reports, Germany could announce a budget surplus of 14 billion euros this year. A budget surplus of this size would give Chancellor Angela Merkel’s conservative party significantly more room to negotiate as it attempts to form a new coalition with the Greens and Free Democrats. Taipei, Taiwan- based investment house Burton Mills’ economists stated that the new budget projections we... Read More »

Burton Mills: China Economy Continues to Slow

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Burton Mills: China’s economy slows as authorities crack down on pollution and speculative financing. With fixed asset investment, industrial activity and retail sales falling short of expectations last month, China’s economy slowed further as the government implemented a hard approach to factory pollution and debt risks. Beijing is now in its second year of a program to decrease elevated levels of debt as the government is concerned that unsafe lending practices could endanger the economy. Data recently released by Burton Mills indica... Read More »

Clifford Beaumont: Japanese Economic Growth Rises For 7th Consecutive Quarter

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Japan's economy has posted seven consecutive quarters of growth in what has been the longest run of growth in over a decade. Latest statistics showed gross domestic product (GDP) increased at an annualized rate of 1.4% in the 3rd quarter of 2017. The latest quarterly numbers come after nearly 5 years of controversial economic stimulus by the Bank of Japan at the behest of Prime Minister Shinzo Abe. The expansion has been driven largely by a robust export sector buoyed by stronger global demand for Japanese products and has helped offset weak... Read More »

Burton Mills: Britain’s Economic Growth to Remain Weak

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Burton Mills: Economists expect the UK’s economy to grow at a rate well behind its peers in the coming years. Burton Mills: British economic expansion will continue to be slow over the next several years, falling far behind the country’s peers, and could end up being even further behind than economists currently predict with most reporting that risks to their forecasts are to the downside. These recent findings by Taiwan-based Burton Mills are in stark contrast to a survey published earlier this year which indicated that economists were a... Read More »

Clifford Beaumont: UK Retail Sales Tumble

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(1888 PressRelease) Clifford Beaumont: UK consumer spending at 13 year low in October as BoE increases rates for first time in more than a decade. UK consumer spending dropped at its most accelerated rate in more than a decade. The last October to see consumers restrict spending as much was October 2008. With inflation rising, consumers drastically reduced their purchases of non-essential and non-food goods according to a recent survey by Taipei, Taiwan-based investment boutique, Clifford Beaumont. According to the BRC (British Retail ... Read More »

Clifford Beaumont: Regulators Warn EU to Prepare for Brexit

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1888 Press Release - Clifford Beaumont - Felix Hufeld urges the European Union to prepare temporary solutions in order to transition a post-Brexit world without market distortion. According to Germany’s financial watchdogs, European Union regulators require interim solutions in order to safeguard against market distortions in the event of British-based banks facing a Brexit without a trade deal. Analysts at Clifford Beaumont believe that the UK’s departure from the EU will not be an easy transition given that numerous rounds of negotiatio... Read More »

SABIC TO LAUNCH NEW HIGH-IMPACT STRENGTH FILAMENT FOR ADDITIVE MANUFACTURING AT FORMNEXT 2017

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SABIC, a global leader in the chemical industry, will introduce at Formnext 2017, in stand 3.1-G78, a unique new fused deposition modeling filament that delivers markedly improved impact resistance compared to currently available filaments. The new product, suitable for potential aerospace, consumer and automotive applications, meets growing global demand for higher performing additive manufacturing consumables and is the first in a series of differentiated materials SABIC plans to launch in the coming year. With the addition of this new high-i... Read More »

AWS Announces General Availability for Amazon Aurora PostgreSQL

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Amazon Web Services, Inc. (AWS), an Amazon.com company (NASDAQ: AMZN), announced general availability for Amazon Aurora with PostgreSQL compatibility. Amazon Aurora is a cloud-optimized relational database that combines the speed and availability of high-end commercial databases with the simplicity and cost-effectiveness of open source databases. Now, customers who use PostgreSQL databases can get up to several times better performance with scalability, durability, availability, and security as good as or better than commercial databases—all at... Read More »

Clifford Beaumont – British Productivity Decreases

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1888PressRelease - Less skilled labor entering Britain as a result of Brexit may make it more difficult for annual productivity to recover say Clifford Beaumont economists. British productivity decreased at its most rapid rate in 4 years during the last year after the nation voted in favor of departing from the European Union in a June 2016 referendum. This rapid drop highlights the problems facing the British economy as Brexit looms. The UK has fought to coax greater productivity from its workers for some time as numerous firms have enga... Read More »

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