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China has regained economic stability, but clues are in the weeds of finance

21st March 2017 There’s a cute expression that last did the rounds after Lehman went belly-up. As the destruction of balance sheets tore through the the financial system, the black cry rang out that  ‘there’s nothing right on the left

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China’s National People’s Congress: focus on Core Xi, not economic coherence

5th March 2017 China’s National People’s Congress (NPC) is now sitting, and will last two weeks. It’s an annual event, attended by roughly 3000 delegates after a series of local and provincial meetings, and party rituals at which all the

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Trump’s Road to Trade Wars

1st March 2017 President Trump’s address to both Houses of Congress has been widely covered, and my own comments can be found here. The bottom line I drew was it was the same man talking economic nationalism and US sovereignty

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UK economy came through the referendum ok, now comes the hard part

10th January 2017 Discussing the UK economic outlook in a TV studio interview recently, the other economist turned to me at one point and said ‘Look, the economy’s fine, you should cheer up’. In one respect, of course, she was

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Good economic news and ominous tail risks

6th January 2017 It’s not for nothing that economics is sometimes called the dismal science. Yet it isn’t always true that economists are gloomy. Now is such a moment, especially compared with this time last year, when equity markets were

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