10AUG 2018


Japanese growth rebounds in Q2 amid buoyant domestic demand

The robust domestic picture is encouraging given weaker outlook for global trade

10AUG 2018


UK GDP rebounded in Q2 but final sales are in recession

A build-up of inventories is a worrying sign of a potential recession ahead.


27JUL 2018


Confident consumers propel US growth to a four-year high

A bumper quarter for US growth should keep the Federal Reserve on a steady course of monetary policy tightening.

10JUL 2018


Sluggish UK growth to keep BoE cautious

Interest rates are likely to remain unchanged until the autumn as new monthly GDP data shows a small pick-up in growth.


05JUN 2018


The market stories of May: our charts of the month

May was an eventful month in financial markets. We chart our way around key developments that matter to investors


02MAY 2018


Is this the end of the eurozone recovery?

Quickview: Eurozone GDP growth slows, but adverse weather is probably to blame.


23APR 2018

Economic and Strategy Viewpoint

Economic and Strategy Viewpoint - May 2018

Trade wars, and how they might affect the US, emerging markets and Japan, are the focus of this month's viewpoint.


06MAR 2018


Why economic growth (and rates) could increase faster than expected

We’ve upgraded our predictions for how the major economies around the world will perform in the next two years. Here, we briefly explain why and summarise our predictions.


28FEB 2018

Economic and Strategy Viewpoint

Economic and Strategy Viewpoint - March 2018

This month we focus on our latest forecast updates. These include an upgrade to global growth for 2018 which could fuel higher inflation, especially in the US.

14FEB 2018


Japanese growth moderates, but eighth consecutive quarter of positive GDP growth confirmed

Quickview: Consumption and capex the bright spots in a weaker-than-expected Japan GDP report.