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06SEP 2019

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.

2019

AUGUST

15AUG 2019

Economics

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.

07AUG 2019

Economics

Fed rate cut spurs EMs into action

A wave of rate cuts across the emerging markets is likely, as India joins Brazil in cutting interest rates by more than expected.

JULY

31JUL 2019

Economics

Why weaker pound has failed to turbocharge the economy

Without an increase in exports, the expected benefit from the currency depreciation is lost.

23JUL 2019

Economics

Boris Johnson: the challenges faced by the new UK PM

The “do or die” Brexiteer will face enormous challenges from the outset as the UK’s new prime minister. We look at what his victory might mean.

16JUL 2019

Economics

Infographic: A snapshot of the world economy in July 2019

In this month's infographic we look at what is left in central banks' arsenals to tackle any future economic downturn.

10JUL 2019

Economics

Why central banks' arsenal gives EM advantage

We look at why central banks in emerging markets have the upper hand over their developed market counterparts.