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Ross Finley

Global Economy Week Ahead: Soft patch, facade, or great decoupling?

24 Jun 2018

LONDON A rare synchronized expansion among major world economies that was cheered on by markets and policymakers may be already unraveling, with only the near-term prospects for the United States looking significantly better. | Video

When the U.S. goes it alone, what does the rest of the world do?

04 May 2018

LONDON Before the financial crisis hit more than a decade ago, the easy way to test the global outlook was to apply the maxim that when the U.S. sneezes the rest of the world catches a cold.

Best growth in decades, but much deja vu in Frankfurt and Tokyo

09 Mar 2018

LONDON While the synchronized global economic expansion is helping get people back into work and forcing interest rates to rise, there is a sense of deja vu brewing about two notable parts of the world.

May UK rate rise still likely but Brexit obscures next moves - Reuters poll

08 Mar 2018

LONDON British interest rates are still expected to rise in May following a barrage of hawkish signals from Bank of England policymakers, but most economists polled by Reuters don't see a follow-up move for another year.

Sterling, yoked by the dollar, to firm in run-up to Brexit

07 Mar 2018

LONDON Sterling is set to trade higher in a year, near $1.41, less than a month before Britain is formally due to leave the European Union, indicating currency strategists remain optimistic London and Brussels can manage a smooth exit and transition deal.

Not so fast - Inflation may take a while to stir

19 Feb 2018

Global inflation is finally on the rise, the bond market has apparently declared, but the data do not yet point firmly to that conclusion, suggesting the low trend in place since the financial crisis may linger for a while.

Not so fast: Inflation may take a while to stir

16 Feb 2018

LONDON Global inflation is finally on the rise, the bond market has apparently declared, but the data do not yet point firmly to that conclusion, suggesting the low trend in place since the financial crisis may linger for a while.

Sterling 2018 outlook steady, but much depends on Brexit - Reuters poll

05 Jan 2018

LONDON The British pound is set to mostly hold steady against both a shaky dollar and the firming euro this year, but much will hinge on progress in Britain's talks with Brussels on its withdrawal from the European Union.

Central bankers on the move, but where's the inflation?

04 Nov 2017

LONDON Now the Bank of England has raised interest rates for the first time in a decade, it is beyond doubt major central banks in industrialized economies are eager to shift away from ultra-easy policy.

Disorderly Brexit chances 25 percent; UK economy to slow further

01 Sep 2017

LONDON The chances of Britain eventually exiting the European Union in a disorderly manner have eased a bit, according to a Reuters poll of economic forecasters, who still say a free trade deal, even if there is a transition period, is the most likely outcome.

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