Britain's new Chancellor of the Exchequer Rishi Sunak leaves Downing Street after a cabinet meeting in London on February 14. His family connections to the Indian IT industry could have positive spin-offs in trade relations between Britain and India. Photo: EPA-EFE Britain's new Chancellor of the Exchequer Rishi Sunak leaves Downing Street after a cabinet meeting in London on February 14. His family connections to the Indian IT industry could have positive spin-offs in trade relations between Britain and India. Photo: EPA-EFE
Britain's new Chancellor of the Exchequer Rishi Sunak leaves Downing Street after a cabinet meeting in London on February 14. His family connections to the Indian IT industry could have positive spin-offs in trade relations between Britain and India. Photo: EPA-EFE
David Brown
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Macroscope by David Brown

If Britain’s grand post-Brexit budget doesn’t add up, markets may be in for a rough ride

  • Boris Johnson is clearing the decks for a massive public spending binge to revitalise the economy. The cornerstone is a rail project that is running over budget and might involve the Chinese. Markets are wondering who will pick up the tab

Britain's new Chancellor of the Exchequer Rishi Sunak leaves Downing Street after a cabinet meeting in London on February 14. His family connections to the Indian IT industry could have positive spin-offs in trade relations between Britain and India. Photo: EPA-EFE Britain's new Chancellor of the Exchequer Rishi Sunak leaves Downing Street after a cabinet meeting in London on February 14. His family connections to the Indian IT industry could have positive spin-offs in trade relations between Britain and India. Photo: EPA-EFE
Britain's new Chancellor of the Exchequer Rishi Sunak leaves Downing Street after a cabinet meeting in London on February 14. His family connections to the Indian IT industry could have positive spin-offs in trade relations between Britain and India. Photo: EPA-EFE
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David Brown

David Brown

David Brown is the chief executive of New View Economics. Over a career spanning four decades in London, David held roles as chief economist in a number of international investment banks.