06 Jun 2013
Our survey of 1,500 consumers looks at spending patterns ahead of Christmas.
November’s weak car sales accentuate the challenges for carmakers. Large players are set for a squeeze, as the market becomes increasingly competitive.
Companies’ experiences of the key north-eastern port and industrial hub have been relatively positive.
Our survey of funds highlights increased competition in the sector, but more targets are available, as accelerators take hold.
Lower GDP growth, more tax breaks and a weaker currency are seen as increasingly likely, following poor 3Q12 growth figures.
A long-awaited infrastructure plan should provide a framework for private investment in three new ports.