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Berenberg Bank says an era of higher interest rates should be embraced as it introduces the very real prospect of 'real' growth in the UK economy.

Read more: UK Economic Outlook is "Promising" says Berenberg Bank

A much-watched survey of fund managers shows a thawing in the gloom that characterised the final quarter of 2022 as recession fears abide and money is allocated to Emerging Markets and the European Union.

Read more: Investors "A Lot Less Bearish", Shift Out of U.S. Stocks: Bank of America Global Fund Manager...

Moderating inflation in the all-important U.S. services sector has led some independent research consultancies to become more confident in earlier forecasts that February's anticipated interest rate rise from the Federal Reserve (Fed) will be its last for at least a period of time. 

Read more: U.S. Inflation Moderation Bolsters Forecasters' Confidence in 'Fed Pause'

The UK economy eked out a second month of growth for the final quarter in November, suggesting a recession has been avoided while inviting economists to reconsider their assumptions and forecasts for the year ahead.

Read more: UK Economy's Near Miss with Recession: Economist Views and Forecasts   

Equity strategists at JP Morgan say it is worth staying overweight on UK-based stocks as they look ahead to 2023.

Read more: FTSE 100: JP Morgan Overwieght the UK in 2023

business energy bills

The government's decision to withdraw energy bill support will deal a "huge blow" to UK businesses that will result in a spike of insolvencies, says an insolvency expert.

Read more: "Influx" of Businesses Insolvencies Predicted as Energy Price Support is Scaled Back

Eurozone economic outlook

The Eurozone economy won't contract in 2023 says Goldman Sachs following an upgrade to their growth forecasts.

Read more: Eurozone Recession Avoided says Goldman Sachs, But UK Will Still Contract