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Global

13th December, 2021 » Warm Santa images

Christmas mines images from childhood. There is one in my mind that is more like Chirico than Santa. The colours…

US

23rd November, 2021 » The Fed nominations

President Biden’s decision to re-nominate Jerome Powell as Chair of the Fed governing board removes some uncertainty but doesn’t alter…

Global

29th September, 2021 » The coming togetherness

Current stress points in the global economy, like supply-side disruptions, have idiosyncratic causes but all point in one direction: the…

Global

22nd September, 2021 » Binary warfare

Cyberwarfare remains a significantly underappreciated threat. Its dangers are numerous, even absent of a full-blown conflict between the major powers.…

Global

17th September, 2021 » Biking to conclusions

Disruption of supply chains will have significant effects on current global growth, inflation and equity margins. But it goes beyond…

Germany

31st August, 2021 » Change is good

The CDU/CSU will lose the next election. So after 16 years of rule Germany will finally get a new government.…

Global

13th July, 2021 » Ready or not

While the spread of the Delta variant is concentrated in healthy young adults in the developed economies, and vaccination coverage…

Global

6th July, 2021 » Saw tooth

This is about the shape of the economic cycle. The pandemic has created a new cycle: the ‘saw tooth’. We…

Taiwan

22nd June, 2021 » Recycling riches

The jump in Taiwan’s already large external surpluses is not a one-off increase that will be corrected. Demand for the…

Global

16th June, 2021 » The virtuous game

While the green revolution continues to gather steam, there is still a high degree of procrastination going on. The radical…

Global

3rd June, 2021 » Testing prejudice

Some things are clear. Lasting stimulus, particularly in the US, will keep demand above what the supply-side was traditionally capable…

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