Focus on longer term inflation
With UK energy prices on the rise, Panmure Gordon chief economist Simon French talks through why the government's price cap is a real boon for households, and puts the 2021 inflation spike into perspective
The net closes in on the high street
Internet sales have seen a step change up in the UK and Panmure Gordon chief economist Simon French talks through the implications. Also up for discussion is the future of crypto-currencies as central banks and regulators start to think about their own digital offerings.
The US Covid recovery
Panmure Gordon chief economist Simon French talks through the prospects for the US economy and considers what a third wave of Covid could mean for the EU.
Household spending and house prices
In the wake of the Chancellor's Budget we look at its likely impact on the housing market and get sense of who has been saving up during lockdown and what they might spend it on. Answering the questions is Simon French, chief economist at Panmure Gordon.
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 person
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.
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 time around?
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
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 sterling
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.