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Global

14th February, 2019 » Tight-anic

Despite positive noises on wages from both the Fed and the ECB there is little sign we’re returning to the…

Special Report: Umbrella Idea

11th January, 2019 » Special Report: Umbrella IdeaEnd of the ICE age

There have been various points of blame for weak auto sales. The most under-appreciated input has been technological innovation, as…

Global

18th December, 2018 » Star Wars

America’s trade conflict with China reflects two things. First, the angst of a declining US power. Second, the ego-centric conflict…

Eurozone

14th December, 2018 » Europe adrift

Europe is suffering from a noxious combination of slowing growth and rising political risk. It also has a central bank…

UK

16th November, 2018 » Mediocrity exposed

This is not a report that tries to divine its way through the UK’s shambolic political scene. Instead, it examines…

Italy

14th September, 2018 » Rejecting reality

Rising bond yields might have forced the populist Italian government to moderate its tone ahead of next year’s budget, but…

Special Report: Umbrella Idea

3rd August, 2018 » Special Report: Umbrella IdeaTechnology – saviour or curse?

It’s undeniable that we’re living in an epoch of technological transformation. And one that is unprecedented in history. With the…

Japan

17th July, 2018 » Behind the Shōji

The buoyant Japanese labour market is finally generating some wage pressure. But Japanese demographics have created a structural demand deficit…

Iran

11th May, 2018 » Back to the brink

President Trump’s withdrawal from the Iranian nuclear deal was expected, but that doesn’t make it less of a gamble. The…

US

1st March, 2018 » Debt and the dollar

The tax reform bill and fiscally expansive budget will boost GDP in the shorter-run, but the changes don’t do much…

Italy

14th February, 2018 » Scooting the wave

The Italian elections are unlikely to deliver a thumping victory to any party. That’ll leave a government with a weak…

Germany

13th February, 2018 » When needs must

To remain as German Chancellor for another term, Angela Merkel has had to make serious concessions. The most important of…

Global

8th February, 2018 » The devil’s advocate

We believe that the major global determinants of secular inflation (globalisation, technology, demography) will continue to hold price growth down.…

Global

7th February, 2018 » Fire drill

A spike in market volatility isn’t surprising. But it’s not the start of a more pronounced meltdown. Markets will recover…

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