Tuesday, 26 July 2011

Updates Around The World

In the US:

The US debt ceiling has been a hot topic. Obama and republicans have clashed over requests to raise the debt ceiling and plans to reduce government spending and to raise taxes. If a new deal is not made by early August we may find the world's foremost government defaulting on its debts - not good news.

In the UK:

Across the pond in the UK figures have been released by the ONS (Office for National Statistics) of the Q1 GDP showing 0.02% growth. This figure is way below forecasts of 1.7% growth for 2011. Analysts put this down to negative factors such as the  Japanese Tsunami, however they also note the positive role the royal wedding had on GDP growth.

Kind regards,