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HSBC forecasts Brexocalypse now

It's safe to say HSBC has come off the fence when it comes to Brexit, predicting what can only be described as a Brexocalypse. Just don't try saying that out loud.


No economy is even close to achieving its personal best

Athletes know all about productivity. Their lives are spent eking out improvements in performance through new training methods, better diets and learning from their rivals. A personal best is productivity writ large: doing better this year than you did last.


The global economy: reasons to be cheerful

The conventional wisdom about the state of the world economy goes something like this: since the start of the 2007-2008 financial crisis, the developed world has struggled to recover, with only the United States able to adjust.

Sunset in Tokyo, Japan

The verdict on Abenomics, one year on

Almost a year on from when Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe voiced the need for radical change to kick-start Japan's moribund economy, analysts remain divided over the success of 'Abenomics.'

Bank Of England Building

Super Thursday: Bank of England votes 8-1 to hold interest rates

Just one member of the Bank of England’s rate-setting committee voted to raise interest rates from their record low of 0.5%, confounding City expectations that Threadneedle Street would use “Super Thursday” to send a strong signal that the era of ultra-low borrowing costs is coming to an end.