The Economy archive

The Greek referendum: what now for Greece and for us?


The outcome of the Greek referendum now heralds a prolonged period of political and financial uncertainty.

Where will the top goods trade routes be in 2030?


The world will continue to become more integrated in the future. We expect global trade in goods to grow from $10 trillion in 2013 to around $18 trillion in 2030 (in real terms). The implied trade growth of 3.3% per annum will be important driver of global growth over the period.

The ‘North-South divide’ in Europe


GDP grew by 0.3% in the second quarter across the EU, underpinned by strong performance in North & Central Europe. A period of two-speed growth is emerging – ‘North-South divide’

The UK economy – is the recovery real?


Strengthening growth in the UK economy. Two main growth sources – the turnaround in Europe and UK consumers regaining confidence