Taxing the digital economy
From retail sales to data, Panmure Gordon chief economist Simon French considers the ways government could look to take its cut from the businesses that have thrived in Lockdown
The pluses and minuses of negative rates
Panmure Gordon chief economist Simon French discusses the outlook for interest rates, what Covid 19 could do to London's economy and flags up the next data release on GDP
Quantifying the value of doing business in...
Working from home in lockdown is lauded by many commentators as more efficient and productive than the office. But is this really the case? Simon French, chief economist at Panmure Gordon gives his view.
Judging the strength of the UK economy in...
Panmure Gordon chief economist Simon French joins us to discuss the impact of a second lockdown on the British economy.
Investment Trust Handbook for 2021 | Book...
The editor of the 2021 Investment Trust Handbook joins us to discuss the impact of the lockdown and pandemic on the closed end funds space, the hunt for income, the outlook for value investors and the rise and rise of Baillie Gifford. The Investment Trusts Handbook 2021 Inside the money game
Hard Brexit and Softer GDP growth
In his final catch up with Asset.tv Investor in 2020, Simon French, chief economist at Panmure Gordon, discusses the impact a hard Brexit would have on 2021's GDP growth forecasts. He also gives us his tip for the key story no one is talking about this year, which could become a big issue in the next 12 months.
Whatever happened to the Northern Powerhouse?
Panmure Gordon chief economist Simon French joins us to talk about shifting money (but not power) out of Westminster, and why the government's debt burden is not quite as negative as you might think.
How lockdown ready is the UK economy second...
Panmure Gordon chief economist Simon French gives us his outlook for GDP and explains why it can pay to put a positive spin on statistics
The long-term trends impacting economics
Climate change is one issue that has remained an issue over recent years, and with no solution in sight, it looks like it will be here to stay. With that in mind, how are economists starting to factor this into their models? Simon French, Chief Economist at Panmure Gordon, joins us to dive into some of the longer-term trends that are impacting economics.
The French take on a UK-Japan deal
Simon French, chief economist at Panmure Gordon on the potential impact of a second lockdown on the UK economy, the hunt for trade deals and the stats to keep an eye out for in the week ahead.
A taxing strategy for the Chancellor
As we get ever closer to the Budget, Simon French, chief economist at Panmure Gordon gives us his thoughts on the task ahead for Rishi Sunak, as well as looking at inflation numbers coming out of China and what increased asset price volatility tells us about the state of the world.
Brexit, brinkmanship and the outlook for...
Why the Fed thinks the US government needs to do more heavy lifting, the state of the average UK household finances and the re-emergence of Brexit on the agenda. Panmure Gordon's chief economist Simon French brings us the latest stories and statistics to keep an eye on.
UK unemployment on the rise
With recent unemployment data suggesting we're now at levels that are twice as high before the pandemic hit the UK, where does that leave us? We're joined by Simon French, Chief Economist at Panmure Gordon, for a look at some of the biggest headlines that are shaping markets this week.
Gold still has time to shine
Panmure Gordon chief economist Simon French talks us through the key data coming out this week and discusses why gold has further potential upside and what we can learn from its strong performance in 1980 and 2011.
Investment Trust Update | UK set to be the...
Why is dividend cover in the UK set to be the weakest of global markets? Find out more in this month's Investment Trust Update that also features a rejig for Winterflood's model portfolio and a look at the £2.27bn raised by existing investment companies in H1 2020. Winterflood Investment Trusts - Monthly report
Looking ahead to the real UK Budget speech
Panmure Gordon Chief Economist Simon French gives his verdict on the Chancellor's recent mini-budget and looks ahead to what happens next for the UK economy.
The wrong sort of rising numbers from the US
Panmure Gordon chief economist Simon French joins us with his outlook, from the spike in Covid 19 cases in some US states, through to the strength of UK household finances and he tells us what data points to keep an eye on in the weeks ahead.
How significant is the UK's high street...
As the UK high street reopens for business, Panmure Gordon's chief economist Simon French gives his assessment of how significant the move is. He also brings us up to speed on why we should be keeping an eye on the rate of Coronavirus infections in some US states.