Keith Wade

Chief Economist and Strategist

29MRT 2017


Article 50: what’s next for investors?

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.

20MRT 2017


The story of the global economy in pictures - March 2017

This month's infographic illustrates why we think the global economy still has hurdles to overcome despite a good start to 2017.

16MRT 2017


Dovish rate rise from the Fed while BoE and BoJ stand pat

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.

07MRT 2017


Fed given some slack by confident markets

With markets seemingly relaxed in the face of a March US rate hike, the Fed may be emboldened into more rate rises later this year.

03MRT 2017


TalkingEconomics: World economic recovery faces inflation headwind

In the monthly summary of our views on the global economy we highlight the growing threat inflation poses.

03MRT 2017


60 seconds on US growth and inflation in 2017

A strong US consumer means that US growth looks robust, but Keith Wade thinks rising inflation could pose a headwind towards the end of the year.

01MRT 2017


Focus turns to the Fed after few policy clues from Trump

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.


17FEB 2017


The story of the global economy in February 2017

In this month's economic infographic we illustrate the threat to global growth posed by rising inflation and Trump's "America first" policies, as well as political risk in Europe.

03FEB 2017


US payrolls top forecasts but wage growth disappoints

We expect the Federal Reserve to refrain from raising rates until June as wage growth remains subdued.


31JAN 2017


TalkingEconomics - The world economy shrugs off uncertainty… for now

Concerns about the impact of Brexit and President Donald Trump’s populist policies on growth have been swept aside and growth forecasts are now likely to be upgraded