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Dealing with the inflation hangover | Conference Presentation
In this presentation deck, Innes McFee, Chief Global Economist, explains how the outlook for the year is cautiously optimistic. Over the last year, inflation has come down as we expected with the economy holding up relatively better in the second half of the year.Find Out More
A mid-year transition from recession to recovery | Canada Up Close
The Canadian economy will begin 2024 still mired in recession as the lagged impact of higher interest rates continues to filter through. In our first Canada Up Close video, Tony Stillo, Director of Canada Economics, examines four key themes that will shape the economy’s performance in 2024.Find Out More
Cities Key themes 2024 – cyclical swings, structural shifts
Growth in the main economic indicators (GDP, employment, and consumer spending) is likely to be weaker in 2024 than in 2023 for most cities around the world. And a recurring theme for debate will be where cities sit within their national economic cycles.Find Out More
Canada Key themes 2024 − A mid-year shift from recession to growth
The Canadian economy will begin 2024 still mired in recession as the lagged impact of higher interest rates continues to filter through. However, we expect a modest recovery in the latter half of 2024 as the Bank of Canada begins to cut interest rates, disinflation continues, and global growth improves.Find Out More
Commodities Key Themes 2024 – Another year of price weakness for metals
We expect another year of industrial metal price weakness in 2024 and are generally below consensus. Metal demand will remain weak in H1 while supply continues to increase. However, metal prices will gradually increase later in the year and beyond as demand recovers.Find Out More
Which countries are likely to see the fastest growth?
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Which Countries Will Realise the Most Economic Growth in 2024 and beyond?
A palpably cautious mood has settled over central banks, economists, and corporate leaders. In many countries, the rise in interest rates – and thus borrowing costs – is slowing, sparking optimism that the worst of the global inflationary surge has passed. Still, global volatility is causing experts concern.Find Out More
Economies with pre-existing conditions suffer bigger Covid scars
We project the distribution of long-term economic pain inflicted by Covid will be similar to humans in the sense that those with pre-existing conditions will end up suffering the most.Find Out More
Long-term forward rates have risen too far
We've recently revised up our forecasts for US and UK bond yields in the long term by 50 basis points; we've also revised up Japanese and German yields by 20 to 25 basis points.Find Out More
EM Asia leads the pack with highest convergence potential
Based on the middle-income trap literature, we developed a long-term growth indicator that used 33 metrics to assess risks to EM economies' long-term growth potential.Find Out More
AI and productivity growth – a note of caution
Some observers are predicting a very big uplift to global productivity and economic growth from developments in artificial intelligence. But our historical analysis of productivity growth and technological change suggests that while AI could be transformative for some sectors, it's unlikely to shift world growth on to a markedly higher path.Find Out More
After the post-pandemic slump, a steady climb back for Latin America
We expect Latin America's six largest countries' combined GDP to expand 0.8% next year, down from our 1.8% forecast for 2023 and the consensus' 1.4%. The dissipation of idiosyncratic shocks and less restrictive domestic policies should support a broad regional recovery in 2024 from the recessions LatAm's major economies are in or about to enter.Find Out More
Which cities are likely to see the fastest growth?
Get the latest insights to help determine which cities and metro areas will likely see the fastest growth into 2024 and beyond.
A benign growth outlook for European cities, with some bright spots
GDP growth in Europe's major cities will be modest in 2024, with nearly half seeing a slowdown from 2023. However, given the backdrop of weakening activity across European countries, a loss of momentum is hardly surprising. And even with this difficult setting we still expect city GDP growth to, on average, outpace national economies.Find Out More
Most US metros to see slower growth in 2024
Most metros have had steady GDP and job growth in 2023 but will start to see quarterly declines in Q4 or Q1 2024. All of the top 50 metros are forecast to see a slowdown in GDP growth in 2024, driven by lower finance and real estate GDP more than by other sectors.Find Out More
New economy cities defy some of the GDP slowdown in China
Recent months have been tough for China and its major cities. While year-on-year growth rates picked up in Q2, they were below expectations and, as a result, we have downgraded many of our estimates of GDP growth in 2023. However, our forecasts show significant divergences, with as many cities underperforming our national GDP growth expectations as overperforming.Find Out More
Largest Canadian metros appear more resilient to the recession
The year ahead will be tough for Canadian metros, with a range of pressures imposed upon them. However, there are glimmers of light, and we expect GDP to rise in six of the 10 major metros. Calgary is expected to grow the fastest, while Montreal will outperform both Vancouver and Toronto.Find Out More
Indian cities’ growth will outpace rest of APAC in 2024
Economic growth will generally remain subdued across major APAC cities in 2024. Nevertheless, we think that some cities will stand out for their better performance. These cities are either located in an economically dynamic country, as is the case for Bengaluru and Hyderabad, or will benefit from somewhat better prospects for their manufacturing sectors, for instance Singapore.Find Out More
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