It’s the last actuarial news round-up of 2018 and it’s a bumper pack of gloom! Take a look at what’s been happening this week…

 

Super Saturday: last-minute Christmas splurge predicted

Retailers are hoping for a surge in sales this weekend as shoppers switch from ordering online to hitting the high street.

Firms told to prepare for no-deal Brexit

Businesses that trade with the EU need to take steps now to prepare for the possibility of a no-deal Brexit, a government minister has warned.

FTSE 100 falls to 27-month low as fears grow for global economy

The FTSE 100 fell to a 27-month low on Thursday, following bid falls on Wall Street and Asian markets as fears grew about the future of the global economy.

UK consumers gloomiest since 2013, car production slumps

British consumers are their gloomiest in more than five years, business sentiment is its weakest since the 2016 Brexit referendum and car output has tumbled this year.

Global InsurTech investment doubles

Investment in insurance technology companies reached more than $1.3 billion in the third quarter of this year, double the amount reached in the previous three months.

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