Keith Wade

Chief Economist & Strategist


29SEP 2017

Economic and Strategy Viewpoint

Economic and Strategy Viewpoint - October 2017

This month, our economists discuss global liquidity, the outlook for UK interest rates and falling inflation in emerging markets.

21SEP 2017


US Fed likely to hold fire despite hawkish intent

The central bank aims to raise rates but further evidence of inflation picking up is still needed.

18SEP 2017


Emerging markets, inflation and political risk – a summary of the world economy

This month we focus on the factors keeping global economic activity strong, why the outlook for emerging markets is bright except in India and the risks facing Europe and the UK.


23AUG 2017


TalkingEconomics: Global forecast update - Goldilocks lives on

Steady global growth and low inflation means we remain in a Goldilocks environment where activity is neither too hot nor too cold.

18AUG 2017

Economic and Strategy Viewpoint

Economic and Strategy Viewpoint - September 2017

This month, the economics team discuss the fine lines between positive economic growth and manageable inflation.

11AUG 2017


The story of the global economy in pictures - August 2017

In this month's infographic we look at the pros and cons of low inflation and balance sheet reduction, the state of the UK economy and the outlook for global trade.

04AUG 2017


Fed unlikely to budge despite strong jobs report

Although employment growth is positive, the Federal Reserve will likely remain on hold for 2017 while inflation remains weak and balance sheet reduction looms.

02AUG 2017


TalkingEconomics: Central bank hawks, low inflation and balance sheet reduction

Low inflation is harrying the hawks, and is keeping the Fed cautious as it looks to reduce its balance sheet.


28JUL 2017

Economic and Strategy Viewpoint

August 2017

In this month's Viewpoint, we consider the more hawkish tone taken recently by central banks as well as examining the UK labour market and the prospects for global trade.