Keith Wade

Chief Economist & Strategist

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Economics

04MAY 2018

US employment report signals the economy has peaked at a high level

Quickview: Recent data confirm the US is late in the cycle and we maintain our forecast for a total of four interest rate hikes this year.

2018

APRIL

17APR 2018

Economics

Is the road to inflation taking us back to the 1960s?

The 1960s are remembered for radical social reform, political upheaval and war. Often forgotten is that they were also a time of rising inflation – and in this they may hold disquieting lessons for us today.

06APR 2018

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60 seconds on what could derail the US expansion

In this video Keith Wade discusses the factors which could undermine the ongoing strength in the US economy

MARCH

22MAR 2018

Economics

New Fed chair Powell raises rates, growth and inflation forecasts

We still see scope for further interest rate rises from the Fed this year, following yesterday’s 25 basis point hike at the March meeting of the FOMC.

13MAR 2018

Economics

UK chancellor sees (dim) light at end of tunnel

Quickview: There was some cautiously positive news in the chancellor's Spring Statement, but he did not mention that the UK is currently the weakest economy in the G7.

06MAR 2018

Economics

Why economic growth (and rates) could increase faster than expected

We’ve upgraded our predictions for how the major economies around the world will perform in the next two years. Here, we briefly explain why and summarise our predictions.

FEBRUARY

15FEB 2018

Economics

Infographic: A view of the global economy in February 2018

In this month's infographic we look at the forces driving the weaker US dollar, the prospects for continued global growth and what political risk could mean for emerging markets.

14FEB 2018

Economics

US inflation shows signs of rising cyclical pressure in January

Core inflation looks likely to accelerate further, putting pressure on the Federal Reserve to keep tightening policy.