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
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
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.
Mapping out a retreat from lockdown
Panmure Gordon chief economist Simon French joins us to give his views on how the UK moves out of lockdown, what sort of economy we are going to be living with, and how government spending priorities may have to change.
A French view on the Eurozone
Panmure Gordon's chief economist Simon French joins us for his regular update. In this piece he takes a look at the strains Coronavirus is putting on the Eurozone and offers some thoughts on the outlook for Bitcoin - a currency without a central bank to back it.
Turning policy into practical economic help
The UK government has big plans to help corporates and households out during the lockdown but does it have the transmission mechanisms in place to make their policies effective? Simon French, Chief Economist at Panmure Gordon gives us his assessment.
The outlook for China's healthcare sector
In the second of our reports from Asia, Franklin Templeton manager Michael Lai discusses why he is factoring in a second wave of Coronavirus, his long-term outlook for the healthcare sector and takes a look at what happens next in the US-China trade war.
The shape of economic recovery
UBP's CIO (private banking) Norman Villamin joins us from Switzerland to discuss what sort of economic recovery could be on the cards, the challenges facing equity income investors and the big risks that still lurk in the global economy
The cost of the Coronavirus
The effects of the 2008 financial crisis can still be felt today, but what was the total cost of that in the end, and how much is the current COVID-19 crisis costing so far? Simon French, Chief Economist at Panmure Gordon, joins Mark Colegate to offer an insight into what we know so far, stimulus packages on offer and what could happen when social distancing comes to an end.
What does the Coronavirus mean for markets?
As Coronavirus continues to spread throughout the UK, what are the economic and stock market implications? Join Simon French, Chief Economist, Panmure Gordon, as he discusses the implications of factors such as Trump’s potential re-election and what to expect from the UK’s new Chancellor of the Exchequer.