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14AUG 2018

Turkey trouble: what's behind it and what does it mean for emerging markets?

Our emerging markets economist shares his views on Turkey, where the lira has fallen sharply and raised concerns about broader market contagion.

2018

AUGUST

10AUG 2018

Economics

UK GDP rebounded in Q2 but final sales are in recession

A build-up of inventories is a worrying sign of a potential recession ahead.

03AUG 2018

Economics

Employment data dips: is US growth moderating?

Quickview: We think the world economy is entering a soft patch, something backed up by today’s payroll numbers from the US.

02AUG 2018

Economics

Brexit risk fails to deter BoE from rate hike

We think the next increase is likely to be in 2019.

01AUG 2018

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Is the world economy slowing?

Global growth appears to be losing momentum in some regions, particularly in Asia and Europe. We examine the three factors that we believe to be driving the slowdown and whether these are likely to have a permanent or temporary effect.

JULY

20JUL 2018

Economics

BoJ to remain dovish as inflation disappoints

Quickview: Lower-than-expected inflation release means the Bank of Japan is likely to keep interest rates at lows

19JUL 2018

Economics

Is China’s currency weakness the latest salvo in trade tensions?

Quickview: Craig Botham questions whether China’s currency is being used as a weapon in trade tensions.

13JUL 2018

Economics

Infographic: A view of the global economy in July 2018

In this month's infographic we focus on the potential fallout of Trump's threatened trade tariffs on imports and what countries might do to counteract them.