29 June 2019
The outlook for the global economy continues to weaken. In fact, Bloomberg consensus forecasts for global growth in 2019 has changed from 3.6% in Q4 2018 to 3.3% at the time of writing. Similarly,...
14 October 2017
Oil prices have hovered around their highest levels of the year over the past few weeks, reaching a two-year high of USD59/b in late September. The bullish sentiment in the market reflects four major...
08 July 2017
Oil prices have been considerably volatile in the last few weeks, having been range bound between USD50/b and USD55/b prior to that. Underlying such swings is a tug-of-war between rising oil output,...
10 January 2015
Over the last three years, world trade growth has been significantly lower than prior to the global financial crisis. This raises questions about why world trade is in the doldrums and whether it is...
24 November 2014
The release of Japan’s third quarter real GDP data last week took observers by surprise. Rather than growing, the Japanese economy shrank by annualized rate of 1.6%. This comes on the back of a 7.3%...
23 August 2014
International food prices have been declining in recent months, reflecting record harvests and weak global demand. Declining food prices have in turn contributed to lower inflation in the Eurozone,...
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