Insight on August 2016 PMI measures

Paul Smith is Director and Senior Economist at IHSMarkit, where he helps to oversee the production of business survey data for over 30 countries. His research interests include nowcasting and the role that new sources of information (particularly so-called ‘big data’) can play in helping to understand current economic conditions. Latest data from …

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Scotland’s Budget: 2016 in 6 charts!

Today we have published our first Scotland’s Budget report – for 2016 – at an event in Edinburgh attended by all parties and representatives from Scotland’s business, third sector and public sector communities. Scotland’s Budget: 2016 provides an objective assessment of the outlook for Scotland’s finances and the choices, challenges …

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FAI Commentary on GERS, 2015-16

David Eiser,  Stuart McIntyre & Graeme Roy Fraser of Allander Institute, Department of Economics, University of Strathclyde Today’s release of Government Expenditure and Revenue Statistics (GERS) is likely to re-ignite the constitutional debate in Scotland; sadly, not in the healthiest or most informed way. Aside from the usual debate, today’s statistics …

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FM’s economy announcement – some comments

Today the First Minister announced welcome measures to try to stimulate the Scottish economy in the aftermath of the Brexit vote. The major element announced today is a package of £100m to be spent on capital projects this financial year – as we called for in our Special Issue Fraser …

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Brexit and Scotland’s Economy: Insights from the July Business Surveys

Paul Smith is a senior economist at IHS Markit, where he helps to oversee the production of business survey data for over 30 countries. His research interests include nowcasting and the role that new sources of information (particularly so-called ‘big data’) can play in helping to understand current economic conditions. In …

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