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19APR 2018

Infographic: A view of the global economy in April 2018

We look at the factors that could bring the current economic expansion phase to an end.

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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.

19MAR 2018

Economics

Infographic: A view of the global economy in March 2018

Our monthly look at what's going on in the global economy. This month we upgrade our global growth forecasts.

16MAR 2018

Economics

Russian election: how might Putin’s inevitable victory affect the economy?

For Russia the risk lies not in Sunday’s election, but what comes after.

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.

13MAR 2018

Economics

Why we don't expect a UK interest rate rise until November

After hawkish comments from the Bank of England the market priced in a May rate rise. Schroders economists don’t expect the next increase until November.

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.

05MAR 2018

Economics

Italian election yields a bitter stalemate

Quickview: Protest and populist parties make large gains, raising the risk of a possible debt crisis, but an Italian exit from the euro or EU remains low-risk.