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19SEP 2019

Japan prepares for kick-off (of monetary easing)

Ahead of the start of the Rugby World Cup in Japan tomorrow, the country’s central bank opted to stay on the touchline following its developed market peers’ recent easing moves.

2019

SEPTEMBER

06SEP 2019

Economics

How trade wars are weakening the BRICs

Craig Botham explains why the economics team has downgraded the growth outlook across the BRIC economies this quarter, with weakness in 2020 driven by the trade war.

04SEP 2019

Economics

How trade wars are rocking the wobbly world economy

Following the latest escalation of tensions, we are downgrading our forecasts for growth.

AUGUST

23AUG 2019

Economic & Strategy Viewpoint

Economic and Strategy Viewpoint - September 2019

In their latest forecast update, our economists downgrade their projections for global growth due to the recent escalation in the US-China trade war.

19AUG 2019

Economics

Infographic: A snapshot of the world economy in August 2019

In this month's infographic we focus on why the weaker pound has failed to turbocharge the UK economy and what governments are doing to boost growth.

15AUG 2019

Markets

Economy on red alert with yield curve close to inversion

With yield curves close to inverting in the US and UK, Keith Wade, Chief Economist, explains the implications for the economy.

09AUG 2019

Economics

Will the UK economy slip into recession?

Disappointing GDP data shows the UK economy contracted in the second quarter and raises the risk of the country entering a technical recession.

09AUG 2019

Economics

Two challenges remain for Bank of Japan despite stronger-than-expected GDP

Second quarter GDP growth shows improved domestic demand but further easing measures from the central bank look likely.