Research Briefing
07 May 2024

Global Scenarios Service: Inflation Victory?

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The outlook for the global economy has improved since the previous quarter’s Global Scenarios Service report and a soft landing is in prospect. While we anticipate a period of only steady and unspectacular growth ahead, this is no mean feat after the aggressive policy rate hikes of 2022 and 2023.

Risks to global growth now appear broadly balanced. Downside risks are still dominated by the potential fall-out from geopolitical tensions, both in the Middle East and between China and Taiwan, and the possibility of sticky inflation and higher for longer interest rates. Upside hopes rest on more substantial monetary policy easing than expected.

This Quarter’s Risk Scenarios are:

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Jamie is Head of Macro Scenarios. He leads the production of macro-economic scenarios for the Global Scenario Service and is responsible for identifying and writing about key risks to the global economy.

Jamie Thompson

Head Of Macro Scenarios

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