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The new Japan-EU trade agreement exposes UK and US weakness

First published: Prospectmagazine.co.uk, 11/07/2017 The biggest ever deal of its kind, “JEEPA” reveals the hollowness of Brexiteer claims that leaving the EU will give us a trade boost. And businesses across the Atlantic will be looking on with concern, too

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The global economy—let’s make hay while the sun shines

First published: Prospectmagazine.co.uk, 21/03/2017 The good news won’t last forever This week, the Economist’s cover line was “On the up,” referring to coverage of a synchronised upturn in global growth. The main story here—which has been echoed by commentators around the world—is

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Davos in a time of populist backlash

First published: Prospectmagazine.co.uk, 16/01/2017 The World Economic Forum still has a role to play It’s the time of year when the global elite—politicians, financiers, big business, academia and an assortment of others—congregate in the beautiful Swiss ski resort of Davos

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Good economic news—but beware of the “tail risks”

First published: Prospectmagazine.co.uk, 4/01/2017 Things are looking up—for now It’s not for nothing that economics is sometimes called the dismal science. Yet it isn’t always true that economists are gloomy. Indeed, they aren’t gloomy at the moment. Compared with this

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Nine economic lessons from 2016

First published: Prospectmagazine.co.uk, 19/12/2016 In keeping with the time of year, here are nine lessons (but no carols) we’ve learned about the economy over the past 12 month Financial crises have deep, long-lasting effects Had there been no financial crisis

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