ERC – Chart of the Week – UK Stock Market

Summary: The FTSE is 30 years old this year, so we’ve decided to take a look at its inflation adjusted performance over that time.     What does the chart show? The chart shows the monthly FTSE 100 index (an index of the performance of the top 100 companies listed on the FTSE stock exchange). The […]

ERC – Chart of the Week – UK GDP per Capita

Summary: Encouraging GDP figures were released this week, showing that growth in the final quarter of 2013 was 0.7% on the previous quarter, and annual growth for 2013 was 1.9%. This week’s chart shows how GDP per capita has grown since 1960, and just how severe the 2008 crash was.   What does the chart […]

ERC – Chart of the Week – Inflation Hits 2% Target

Summary: The CPI measure of inflation hit the Bank of England’s 2% target this week for the first time since November 2009. Officials at the Bank will be pleased, but in truth they had little to do with it.   What does the chart show? The chart shows three things. The red line represents the […]

ERC – Chart of the Week – UK Average Earnings Forecasts

Summary: The Economic Research Council’s third annual Clash of the Titans was held last night, and we received three sets of forecasts from three leading economic thinkers (you can see their forecasts in full here). In this week’s chart, we combine their predictions on earnings growth and inflation to see what they think will happen to […]