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Global

28th July, 2017 » Vox Populi

There isn’t a ‘one size fits all’ model for populism. It’s hard to identify in advance why social pressures morph…

Global

12th July, 2017 » The Gods of war

The US mainland is now potentially in range of North Korea’s growing nuclear arsenal. Diplomacy is past its sell-by date,…

Global

14th November, 2016 » Trump l’Oeil

The reaction of financial markets to Trump’s election is explainable by expectations of tax cuts and rising fiscal spending. This…

Global

25th October, 2016 » Autumn dirge

Free capital, like free water, is never going to be used productively. So it should be no surprise that central…

Global

11th October, 2016 » Pivot Point

It is time to take out insurance against a gradual ending of central bank largesse. Sovereign bond yield curve steepeners…

Global

6th October, 2016 » The Gordonian Knot

Robert Gordon’s gloomy hypothesis of perpetually slow economic growth looks credible at first glance, but on closer examination it is…

Global

20th September, 2016 » The Anger Factor

The global anger vote will have lasting effects on politics and, with it, the long-term economic outlook. It is reshaping…

Global

11th July, 2016 » Flashpoints!

This is one of those moments in history when politics matter as much as economics for financial markets. The rise…

Global

19th January, 2016 » Credo

The deterioration in equity markets this year should not come as a complete surprise, the problems are not new. We…

Global

27th November, 2015 » How are we changed!

Disruptive technologies have always been the cause of economic strides. Manufacturing replaced the artisan. Electricity revolutionised industry. The train and…

Global

23rd October, 2015 » A short paper on everything

About this economic recovery, four things strike. First, services (“intangibles”) are ticking along nicely, but manufacturing is a disaster. Second, developed markets…

Global

29th July, 2015 » Hidden Capex

The world is entering a completely new capex cycle. Investment in innovatory technology is not being adequately captured by the…

Global

21st April, 2015 » Reflation

What if the ambitions of central bankers were to come true? Inflation rises and unemployment falls to “reasonable” levels. That…

Global

3rd July, 2014 » The Big ‘Un

As inflation rises global capital will be repriced.  The process will start in the US, though the UK may be…

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