Economic views

  • Turkish optimism defies difficult backdrop

    Turkish optimism defies difficult backdrop

    A postcard from... Istanbul: Craig Botham reflects on his recent visit to Turkey's largest city where, despite its status as one of the "Fragile Five" and ISIS on its doorstep, he found no shortage of optimism.

  • Schroders Quickview: Eurozone growth remains sluggish

    Schroders Quickview: Eurozone growth remains sluggish

    The eurozone economy grew by 0.2% in the third quarter compared to the previous quarter, which was slightly better than consensus expectations of 0.1%. Compared to the same period a year earlier, the eurozone grew by 0.8%.

  • Schroders Quickview: BoE remains cautious

    Schroders Quickview: BoE remains cautious

    BoE Governor Mark Carney delivered a cautious outlook when presenting the November Inflation Report, suggesting that interest rates could be kept unchanged until the end of 2015.

  • Watch: 60 seconds with Keith Wade on the outlook for emerging markets

    Watch: 60 seconds with Keith Wade on the outlook for emerging markets

    It is a mixed picture for emerging markets as some countries struggle with inflation or political issues, while others are in far better shape.

    • Keith Wade, Chief Economist & Strategist
    • 11 Nov 2014
  • Watch: 60 seconds with Keith Wade on the UK outlook

    Watch: 60 seconds with Keith Wade on the UK outlook

    Keith Wade explains why he thinks uncertainty over next year's general election could cause UK growth to slow.

    • Keith Wade, Chief Economist & Strategist
    • 6 Nov 2014
  • Watch: 60 seconds with Keith Wade on the outlook for the eurozone

    Watch: 60 seconds with Keith Wade on the outlook for the eurozone

    Keith Wade explains why he is not as pessimistic on the eurozone as some, and looks at why Mario Draghi is keeping some weapons in his arsenal.

    • Keith Wade, Chief Economist & Strategist
    • 4 Nov 2014
  • Smog-bound Beijing faces marathon adjustment

    Smog-bound Beijing faces marathon adjustment

    A postcard from... Beijing: Keith Wade reflects on his recent visit to China where he sensed a move away from market-based solutions towards a greater centralisation of power.

    • Keith Wade, Chief Economist & Strategist
    • 30 Oct 2014
  • Watch: 60 seconds with Keith Wade on the US outlook

    Watch: 60 seconds with Keith Wade on the US outlook

    Amid growing concerns about possible threats to US growth, Keith Wade explains why he is confident that the country's economic recovery remains on track.

    • Keith Wade, Chief Economist & Strategist
    • 29 Oct 2014
  • Schroders Live: Volatility presents an opportunity

    Schroders Live: Volatility presents an opportunity

    In a wide-ranging and interactive debate Peter Harrison, Head of Investment, and Azad Zangana, European Economist, gave their opinions on the global growth cycle, outlook for Europe and the implication of volatility for investors.

  • Schroders Quickview: Dilma's delight likely to sour markets

    Schroders Quickview: Dilma's delight likely to sour markets

    Brazil disappointed investors by returning incumbent Dilma Rousseff to the presidential office in Sunday’s vote. Hopes for reform to address Brazil’s structural economic problems have been dimmed, if not dashed.