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
UK M&A activity continued to slow in Q3 2017 with volumes and value down year-on-year … More A new chapter in UK M&A
Snapshot into interest rates in 2017 … More The interest rate conundrum
Private equity firms are on track to raise record funds. Big deals are on the cards and debt markets are open to fund them. … More Private equity: comeback or comedown?
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?
As we move into autumn I’m struck by growing contrasts. Heightened geopolitical tensions are hard to miss and financial risks are moving back in the spotlight … More Season of contrasts