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28 February 2022

Global economic outlook Q1 2022: soft landing

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Global economic outlook Q1 2022: soft landing

In this Insight, we outline the highlights and drivers of our macroeconomic outlook Q1 2022. The global economy is set for a soft landing in 2022 a...

17 December 2021

Global economic outlook Q4 2021: growth stutters

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Global economic outlook Q4 2021: growth stutters

After a stellar recovery this year, the global economy will slow in 2022. The consumption boom driven by pent-up savings and the reopening of econo...

29 September 2021

Global economic outlook Q3 2021: industry strains in reopening surge

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Global economic outlook Q3 2021: industry strains in reopening surge

While the Covid-19 pandemic endures, the global economy is firmly in the recovery phase. We expect global GDP to bounce back 5.3% this year. But th...

02 June 2021

Global economic outlook Q2 2021: recovery takes off

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Global economic outlook Q2 2021: recovery takes off

The global economic recovery is set to take off with growth of 5% this year after the pandemic-induced 3.8% contraction in 2020. Consequently, glob...

26 April 2022

China economic focus April 2022: Covid lockdowns weigh on growth

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China economic focus April 2022: Covid lockdowns weigh on growth

China’s GDP is expected to slow further to 4.4% year-on-year in Q2 from 4.8% in Q1. Covid lockdowns across China in March and April have brought si...

11 March 2021

Global economic outlook H1 2021: the great rebound?

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Global economic outlook H1 2021: the great rebound?

Covid-19 vaccination programmes are elevating expectations of a return to ‘normal’ for the global economy. Is 2021 to be the great rebound? After a...

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