Yesterday we had yet another flurry of positive post referendum economic data. Employment hit a record high as UK firms keep on hiring, investor sentiment has risen to its highest level since before the EU referendum and it emerged that the FTSE 100 has enjoyed its longest run of record closing highs since 1997.
Not bad for an economy that was supposed to suffer an immediate recession if it dared vote Leave, eh?
- UK investors are becoming increasingly confident despite continued uncertainty around Brexit, new figures show.
- More workers than ever before are employed in the UK as upbeat companies show few signs of worry over the state of the economy.
- Almost eight months on from the Brexit vote and the FTSE is still flying. The FTSE 250 index of medium-sized companies yesterday surged to a new record finish.
US and UK share prices hit record highs as weak pound benefits business
SHARE prices hit record highs on both sides of the Atlantic yesterday on prospects for robust US economic growth and UK companies continuing to benefit from a weaker pound.