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David Leggett

Articles by David Leggett

Stock market  - falls could turn out to be an overdue 'correction'Financial market 'corrections' - should we worry?  6 February 2018

The last 24 hours have seen a wave of sell-offs on global stock markets. Is there cause for concern? Yes, but there is also a need for some perspective and there is no reason to believe that a global economic recession is imminent or inevitable. 

Juncker (r) reported to have told May after meeting he was now Brexit tension to be expected - opinion 2 May 2017

Over the Bank Holiday weekend in the UK, the country's headlines were dominated about last week's meeting between Theresa May and European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker - and how badly it was supposed to have gone. The UK has dismissed the reports as "Brussels gossip". However, David Leggett suggests we should expect the next two years to be tense.

Trump made brief comments on issues including TPP and regulationPresident-elect Trump to pull US out of TPP trade agreement 22 November 2016

President-elect Donald Trump has said the US will quit the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) free trade deal on his first day in the White House.

COMMENT: Recovery will be slow - and fragile 3 August 2009

The global economy is awash with talk that the bottom may have been reached. Fiscal stimulus packages have taken effect, while there is the prospect of a recovery based on restocking next year. However, David Leggett argues, the underlying causes of the downturn have not gone away - and could lead to a W-shaped recession.

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