Craig Botham

Emerging Markets Economist

23FEB 2017

Economics

Brazil's central bank cuts, and might accelerate easing

Falling inflation expectations give scope for further rate cuts.

17FEB 2017

Economics

The story of the global economy in February 2017

In this month's economic infographic we illustrate the threat to global growth posed by rising inflation and Trump's "America first" policies, as well as political risk in Europe.

JANUARY

31JAN 2017

Economics

TalkingEconomics - The world economy shrugs off uncertainty… for now

Concerns about the impact of Brexit and President Donald Trump’s populist policies on growth have been swept aside and growth forecasts are now likely to be upgraded

20JAN 2017

Economics

Stronger growth in China has its downsides

Chinese GDP growth was stronger in Q4, but there are few signs of the promised rebalancing of the economy.

20JAN 2017

Economics

The story of the global economy in Jan 2017

In this month's infographic our economics team reflect on 2016, a year in which the underdogs bit back. They look at what 2016 will be remembered for and the lessons learned, and then look ahead to 2017 and the issues that will likely dominate investors' minds.

12JAN 2017

Economics

Weak data prompts aggressive Brazilian central bank cut

Preceded by lower-than-expected inflation earlier in the day, the decision by the Brazilian central bank to cut interest rates by 75 basis points (bps) instead of the 50 bps forecast was a surprise that had been a while in the making.

04JAN 2017

Economics

TalkingEconomics - 2016 review: The underdogs bite back

Political upheaval and the need for ongoing support from central banks dominated global economic headlines in 2016, but what lessons have we learnt and what can we expect in 2017?

2016

DECEMBER

21DEC 2016

Economics

The story of the global economy in 2016

In this month's economic infographic we look back at a tumultuous 2016 which began with inflation worries and ended with geopolitical risks in Europe and the US.

15DEC 2016

Economics

The story of the global economy in December 2016

In this month's infographic we investigate global growth and the risks presented by a Trump presidency, how higher inflation could dent European growth and why emerging markets continue to push onwards and upwards.

NOVEMBER

17NOV 2016

Economics

November 2016 Economic Infographic

In this month's infographic our economists investigate globalisation and ask is it in crisis? They look at whether China's problems are building and if deflation or inflation should be of greater concern to investors.