UK Prime Minister Theresa May’s call for a snap general election could bolster her negotiating position with the EU and within her own party. This may potentially lead to a "softer" Brexit.
Although latest job data from the US is weaker than expected, it is likely to bounce back next month rather than mark the start of a downturn.
In this monthly summary of our views on the global economy, we discuss the impact of populist policies on markets, political risk in France and the recent upswing in global trade.
On the day the UK prime minister triggered Article 50, beginning a two-year process that will see the country leave the EU, we find out from our economists what they expect now for the UK economy.
Political regime change, both realised and potential, could lead to some real obstacles for trade and economic progress in the US, Europe and the UK.
This month's infographic illustrates why we think the global economy still has hurdles to overcome despite a good start to 2017.
Global central bank roundup: while the Federal Reserve moves towards normalisation of interest rates, it appears to remain a remote prospect for Japan and the UK.
Trump’s address to Congress was light on detail but his job creation plans pose inflationary risk, and Fed officials are already taking a more hawkish tone.