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February 18, 2016
  The Eurozone economy will grow by 1.7 percent in 2016 and 2017 according to Euromonitor International. Domestic demand continues to be the main driver for this recovery, while global exports demand continues to weaken. Consumer spending will likely increase due to improvements in the labour market and better credit conditions. Uncertainty does play a […]
Kotryna Tamoseviciene
August 15, 2014
Yesterday’s dismal eurozone Q2 GDP results appear to show the fragile recovery derailed. Real GDP growth for the bloc was flat at 0.0% quarter-on-quarter. The most notable results were the negative growth in the eurozone’s largest economy – Germany – and also it’s third largest Italy – which is now in the midst of a […]
June 24, 2014
The 2008/2009 recession led to a decline in demand across a wide range of consumer products. Capital flow restrictions were particularly damaging to products reliant on consumer financing, such as cars. Consumer electronics were largely spared a drastic decline in demand and many product categories such as smartphones continued growing. Even televisions saw very few […]
June 8, 2014
When the US recession hit at the end of 2008, many analysts rightly pointed to the overzealous growth of consumer lending as one of the underlying causes. Banks and consumers alike were caught up in a positive feedback loop, too distracted by the easy money all around them to assess the extent that they were […]
February 21, 2014
Income inequality, measured by the Gini index (a standard economic measure of income inequality), has been on rise in many cities, both in the developed and developing world. Over 2008-2013, the Gini index increased in 80 out of 120 of the world’s major cities. In its Outlook on the Global Agenda 2014, the World Economic […]
January 28, 2014
Policymakers, journalists, corporate highfliers, celebrities and academics alike attended the World Economic Forum (WEF) annual meeting in Davos from January 22nd to 25th 2014, where the general consensus was that the outlook for the year ahead was brighter and more promising than it had been for several years. Despite the fact that the currencies of […]
January 5, 2014
House prices are rising again in the US, which is often taken as an argument that the economic recovery is strengthening. Mortgage rates near historically low levels and continuing quantitative easing have helped the housing market, and this is reflected in house price trends. The main question, however, remains what is driving the housing market […]
February 18, 2016
Download as pdf A sign that economic recovery is picking up in the UK, Christmas dinners are set to be cheaper this year, down by an estimated 21.0% year-on-year in nominal GBP terms. British households typically enjoy a meal of turkey, ham, brussels sprouts and potatoes on Christmas day, with wholesale prices in November dictating […]

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