Tagged: economic outlook

UK Jobs Report: Economic Uncertainty, Rising Costs Affected Hiring Decisions in Sept 2023

Uncertainty over the economic outlook and rising costs continued to weigh on hiring decisions in September, according to the KPMG and REC, UK Report on Jobs survey, compiled by S&P Global. Permanent placements fell again as companies “were often reluctant to commit to permanent hires,… Read More

UK Recruitment Activity Weakens Amid Caution Over Economic Outlook, KPMG Report Claims

UK recruitment activity weakens in August “amid caution over economic outlook,” according to an update shared by KPMG. KPMG has shared some key findings: The steepest drop in permanent placements for over three years Temp billings declined for the first time since July 2020 Pay… Read More

Fundrise Acquired or Invested in $400M of Real Estate Assets Since Beginning of Year: Report

Fundrise notes that the belief that a very real and potentially significant downturn still lies ahead has necessarily “been the foundation for all their decisions across the portfolio over the past six months.” As Fundrise noted at the beginning of the year and again in… Read More

New Regulations for Banking Institutions in Australia to Increase Financing Costs, as Housing Market Cools Off: Report

Housing markets in Australia began to cool off towards the end of 2021. Updated regulations for banking institutions in the country should “increase the cost of, and reduce the access to financing,” according to an update from Judo Bank. This should see house prices in… Read More

Consumer Sentiment about State of UK Economy Echoes CFO Perceptions of External Uncertainty, Dropping Below 5 Yr Avg: Report

The team at UK-based Blend Network, a peer-to-peer lending platform, notes that the prospects of the United Kingdom’s macroeconomic environment are “becoming gradually more positive.” Blend Network writes in a blog post that the improvement is “reflected, among other factors, in job openings at a… Read More

Qatar’s GDP Expected to Contract by 4.3% in 2020, but IMF Expects Recovery Next Year, Supported by Growing Fintech and Digital Economy

Qatar’s economy appears to be performing a lot better than other MENA region countries because it has launched many projects that have helped establish different types of businesses that generate significant revenue. Qatar has also managed to overcome the political tensions and has found new… Read More

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