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The best laid plans

Blain's Morning Porridge - July 18th 2019 "The best laid plans o' mice and men gang aft agley." Apologies for absence of Porridge in the last few days, but an even bigger apology is due for a stupid mistake I made last week – see below. Lots of stuff to think about today –...
Bad things may remain hidden

Blain's Morning Porridge "If you play good cricket, a lot of bad things may remain hidden." What a Splendid Sports Sunday: Wimbledon, Formula 1 Grand Prix and the extraordinary finish to the Cricket World Cup. It's rare for a Scotsman to be cheering for England – but this one did...
The world's at your feet

Blain's Morning Porridge "Just slip on a banana skin and the world's at your feet!" What a funny world we live in. On the one hand, the world looks pants. The head of the US Federal Reserve told us on Wednesday he's likely to ease US interest rates because of ongoing global recessionary...
Tough times for the UK may force rate cut

Azad Zangana, Senior European Economist and Strategist at Schroders, comments that Brexit uncertainty is hampering growth, which may force the Bank of England (BoE) to cut interest rates The UK economy is struggling to stay above water, he starts by saying. Brexit uncertainty has hit confidence,...
A long nervous summer awaits

Said the joker to the thief

What does latest US job report mean for predicted interest rate cut?


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