UK house prices: Crash or boom?
- 4 April 2012
This morning has exhibited already one of the themes of this blog and it is the unreliability of many statistics which are used as a basis for judging the economy. Sometimes the unreliability comes in the form of having different measures of the same thing which tell a different story. Only on Monday I discussed measures of both China's manufacturing sector and UK house prices which were telling quite different stories. Well this morning has gone one step better (or perhaps I should say worse…) for the UK housing market. Step forward the Halifax building society!
What did the Halifax report?
- The Battle of the Challenger Banks
- Beware Europe-based financial advisers 'passporting' into the UK but operating to much lower standards on charges and disclosure
- Metal madness - why I'm a gold sceptic
- Paragon Bank sweeps the best buy rates
- Bank results season - what do investors need to look out for?
- Brokers are tipping BT shares as the firm reveals solid first quarter profits
- Tesco scraps hated “unexpected item in the bagging area” phrase from its self-service checkouts
- There are many reasons to avoid investing in China but we only need one
- UK economic growth picks up but exporters wary of strong sterling
- Banks too slow to learn lessons of Libor and Forex scandals says City watchdog