Chart of the Week

Shrinkflation and the Importance of Measured, Honest Analysis

Caution must always be exercised when making definitive statements about economic developments, something especially true of unwieldy, nationwide aggregations of trends in markets as large and diverse as consumer goods. Headlines such as...

/ January 24, 2019

Responding to Tech Giants

Despite the rapid development of tech giants since the turn of the millenium, there has also been interesting discussion of their ability to sustain such impressive growth. This year, Apple iPhone sales declined for ....

/ January 17, 2019
Economic Sentiment Index

Economic Sentiment Index

The European Commission has tempered expectations and pointed out that the index itself remains at an overall high level and other indicators, such as industrial capacity utilisation, remain well above their average level over....

/ January 10, 2019
On first time buyers...

First Time Buyers vs First Time Mortgage Sales of 85%+ Loan To Value

The chart demonstrates that especially among first time buyers, homeownership is still struggling in the wake of the recession, far from its 1980s peak. However, ....

/ January 3, 2019