Stocks go down; stocks go up – but not usually by so much in a short space of time. In this week’s blog, we’ll look at why markets have been on such a wild ride and – crucially – what this might signal for the rest of 2018. … More Reality Bites
I’ve picked my five biggest themes of 2017 with some thoughts on what comes next. Spoilers – it might not be more of the same. … More What happened in 2017?
This week we’re sharing retail insights from Jessica Clayton, Head of Retail Transactions and David Larsson, a Partner in EY Parthenon. EY research shows UK retailers displaying more discount discipline during Black Friday week itself, when compared to 2016. But, the extended season, slipping sales and growing pressure on consumers doesn’t bode well. Retailers will … More Retail focus: Black Friday….Red January?
In the last few weeks, EY surveys and reports have taken the temperature of the UK’s capital confidence, earnings forecasts and the economy. In this week’s blog, we’re pulling this together and picking out five essential takeaways. UK companies face an extraordinary range of challenges; but they are also taking extraordinary measures, doing more than … More Five takeaways….
This week’s blog comes from Alan Hudson Restructuring Leader UK & Ireland. EY’s latest analysis shows UK profit warnings springing back from a seven-year low to hit 75 in Q3 2017 – well above the 62 average for a summer quarter and the biggest quarterly rise in almost six years. This week’s blog takes a … More Profit warning yo-yos and omens
Snapshot into interest rates in 2017 … More The interest rate conundrum
If we take one message from recent trading statements, it’s that UK consumers are feeling the strain. Of the fourteen profit warnings we’ve recorded in the last ten days, nine are from consumer-related sectors and four are from companies in the FTSE Travel & Leisure sector. … More Why is restaurant distress back on the menu?