Russian GDP contracted less than expected in the first quarter. A return to positive growth seems likely in the not too distant future.
Ahead of the release of US first quarter GDP growth, we examine whether the weak growth that is widely expected is a signal of an impending recession or whether it is a mere seasonal blip.
The UK economy appears to have hit a speed bump and we believe that growth is likely to remain sluggish until the result of the referendum is known.
Schroders Live: After an eventful first quarter, Manus Cranny, Bloomberg’s European Markets Editor, caught up with Keith Wade and Gareth Isaac to find out their latest views on the global economy and markets.
A postcard from… Latin America: A week of meetings with policymakers, politicians and the private sector in Brazil and Argentina has made for a stark comparison of two countries arguably at different stages on the same path.
Weaker consumer spending had a detrimental impact on Japanese GDP. This will increase pressure on the Bank of Japan (BoJ) to justify its policy stance and could call into question the likelihood of the next consumption tax increase.
India’s fourth quarter GDP growth slowed slightly but still beat estimates, at 7.3% year on year. While the number confirms India’s place as the fastest growing major economy, we have some reservations; the quality of both growth and data are in question.
Market volatility exposed investors’ unease over China’s slowdown, but Rajeev De Mello says the country’s growth is stabilising and investors must choose the right assets for a gradual recovery.
Chinese GDP came in below market expectations, but in line with our forecast, at 6.8% year on year in the final quarter of 2015. This brings 2015 growth to 6.9%, in line with the official target of “around 7% growth”, but highlights the challenges faced by the authorities in propping up growth.