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Tesco shareholders seek to force vote on tackling obesity - expert comment

A group of Tesco investors will force a vote at this year's AGM calling on the supermarket to do more to tackle obesity by increasing the proportion of healthy foods it sells. Dr Thijs van Rens, expert in the economics of food and obesity, comments.

Wed 10 Feb 2021, 09:24 | Tags: Economics, obesity, Expert comment, Faculty of Social Science, diet, CAGE

Deadline postponed for post-Brexit trade negotiations: University of Warwick economist comments

The deadline for a post-Brexit trade deal has been pushed back to Sunday 13 December following a meeting between UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson and EU Commission President Ursula von der Leyen. Professor Abhinay Muthoo from our Department of Economics argues that we can still see a deal being struck - and that both sides are still playing a game of 'chicken'.

Thu 10 Dec 2020, 11:52 | Tags: Economics, Research

Economy grows by 15.5%: Economist Professor Ahbinay Muthoo comments

New figures from the Office of National Statistics show that the UK grew 15.5% between July and September this year. Professor Abhinay Muthoo from the University of Warwick Department of Economics reflects on what this means for the economy from here, as the impact of the second lockdown is felt.

Thu 12 Nov 2020, 12:14 | Tags: Economics, Research

EU Council summit: expert comment from Professor Abhinay Muthoo

The European Council is holding a summit from 15-16 October, at the same time as the Prime Minister's deadline for a post-Brexit trade deal. Professor Abhinay Muthoo of the Department of Economics expects that the trade negotiations will be on the agenda, but comments that a deal is still unlikely to be struck until later due to the 'deadline effect' of negotiations.

Thu 15 Oct 2020, 15:07 | Tags: Economics, Brexit

European Union begins legal proceedings over UK's Internal Markets Bill: expert comment

With reports that European Union has begun legal proceedings against the UK over the Internal Markets Bill, Professor Abhinay Muthoo of the University of Warwick Department of Economics has commented on the impact this is likely to have on the ongoing trade talks as they approach their deadline.

Thu 01 Oct 2020, 14:51 | Tags: Economics, Brexit, Research

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