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Ashton Whiteley – OPEC Cuts Support Oil Amid Global Economic Uncertainty

As indications pointing to a global economic slowdown place pressure on oil prices, OPEC (Organization of the Petroleum Exporting Countries) led supply cuts have provided a much-needed boost. On Wednesday, Brent Crude prices declined but were supported by the supply…

Ashton Whiteley – UK Lawmakers Criticize May's Brexit Strategy

Ashton Whiteley analysts say British Prime Minister, Theresa May is facing growing pressure over her Brexit plan after she rejected the possibility of pursuing a customs union with the European Union. A large number of anti-EU officials did not participate…

Ashton Whiteley – Yen Could Weaken as Global Economy Recovers

Analysts at Shanghai, China-based investment house, Ashton Whiteley, say Japan’s currency will likely weaken as global growth picks up and that the country will probably not be able to hit its 2 percent targeted inflation by next year. While Japan…

Ashton Whiteley – US Exempts EU From Tariffs

A senior US official has stated that the European Union along with six other countries will be temporarily exempt from the metals tariffs imposed by US President Donald Trump. According to Ashton Whiteley economists, trade representative Robert Lighthizer told a…

Asthon Whiteley – Parliament to Have Final Say on Brexit Deal

The UK’s opposition Labour Party will insist that parliament has the last say on the government’s proposed Brexit agreement. Ashton Whiteley analysts say this will include the option of sending the ministers back to negotiations instead of leaving with no…

Ashton Whiteley – UK Called on to Consider Tourism Sector

An industry association has urged the UK to consider the needs of the tourism and travel sector when conducting its Brexit negotiations. Ashton Whiteley analysts have warned that Britain could lose out on growth and income as well as the…

Ashton Whiteley – UK Domestic Income Growth Accelerates

UK household incomes are appreciating at close to their quickest rate since the worst of the financial crisis nine years ago and Ashton Whiteley analysts believe that this could increase the likelihood that the Bank of England will increase interest…

Ashton Whiteley Says No Deal Brexit Would Cost Billions

Businesses in the UK and European Union could be in for an additional 58 billion pounds in yearly costs if there is a no-deal Brexit. Ashton Whiteley economists say the UK’s financial sector will be the hardest hit in this…

Ashton Whiteley – EU Rejects Open Market Access for UK

​Shanghai, China based Ashton Whiteley analysts say that although France maintains that it is not taking a hard line on Brexit negotiations, it does not see a strong possibility of a free trade deal being struck which grants the UK…

Ashton Whiteley – Brexit Vote Affects All Areas of UK Economy

In terms of overall growth, the UK’s economy was the weakest in the Group of Seven advanced nations last year. Ashton Whiteley economists believe there are many ways in which the Brexit referendum and Britain’s decision to leave the European…

Ashton Whiteley – Britain Revises Economic Growth Data

According to economists at Ashton Whiteley, official data showed that Britain’s economy grew less than originally thought in the final quarter of last year. The Office for National Statistics said that GDP expanded by 0.4% in the last three months…

Ashton Whiteley: UK Construction Slows in January

Ashton Whiteley: In January, for the first time since September 2017, Britain’s building sector came close to contracting as worries over the country’s political situation led to a decrease in new orders. The IHS Markit/CIPS UK Construction PMI dropped to 50.2 last…

Ashton Whiteley: EU Leaders Prioritize Banking Union

Shanghai, China-based Ashton Whiteley economists say European Union leaders will probably reach a decision this week about giving priority to eurozone integration and completion of its banking union. In addition, they will likely extend the duties of the eurozone bailout…

Ashton Whiteley: Asia to Import More Oil From US

Ashton Whiteley analysts say Asian refiners are wasting no time reacting to the news of a recent decision by OPEC and Russia to prolong their agreed output restrictions throughout 2018. In a move that will mean OPEC and Russia lose…

Ashton Whiteley: UK Consumer Sentiment Drops

Shanghai, China-based Ashton Whiteley economists say that British consumers are at their least confident since shortly after 2016’s EU referendum. In addition, business confidence has suffered adding to expectations that the UK will experience an economic slowdown next year. According…

Ashton Whiteley: UK Shoppers Reduce Spending

UK retail sales posted their first annual decline in 4 years in October as shoppers came to terms with rapidly increasing prices and weak salary growth. Although the decline was less than analysts at Shanghai, China based investment house Ashton…

Ashton Whiteley: Positive Outlook for Japan

Japan’s economy grew at a more rapid rate than anticipated in the third quarter thanks to strong export activity, recording the longest stretch of continuous growth in more than 10 years. According to a recent report released by Shanghai, China-based…

Ashton Whiteley: British Companies to Offer Higher Pay

British companies are feeling the pressure to increase their salary offers as recruitment becomes more difficult. Economists at Ashton Whiteley say there has been a drop in the number of EU workers since the Brexit referendum last year. More robust…

Ashton Whiteley: Steel Output Drops as China Fights Smog

Ashton Whiteley: Steel Output Drops as China Fights Smog

​According to data recently released by the World Steel Association, worldwide steel production reached its lowest level since February in September, with steel mills in top producing country, China, reducing output as Beijing stepped up its campaign for less polluted…

Ashton Whiteley: Japan's Export Growth Declines

Ashton Whiteley: Japan's Export Growth Declines

According to official data released last week, Japan’s export growth pace decreased last month for the first time in three months. Analysts at Shanghai, China-based investment house Ashton Whiteley believe that this is an indication that foreign demand for goods…

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