Global Economy Watch (GEW) archive

Predictions for the Nigerian economy in 2016 from Dr. Andrew Nevin, Chief Economist, PwC Nigeria

January 04, 2016

Growth will rebound after a disappointing 2015 to almost 5% in 2016 as tight fuel supplies and power outages abate and a more accommodative monetary and fiscal stance takes hold.

Predictions for the UK economy in 2016 from John Hawksworth, Chief Economist, PwC UK

January 04, 2016

The UK economy should remain one of the strongest in the G7, with continued steady real GDP growth of around 2-2.5% in 2016.

Predictions for 2016: G7 on steadier footing than the E7

January 04, 2016

Understanding what lies ahead is important for business planning. We have set out the key themes we think will prevail in the global economy in 2016.

Paris climate summit: Deal talks driving policy and financial sector developments

December 07, 2015

The 21st annual UN led climate change conference is underway in Paris. The objective is to reach an international agreement to prevent the average global temperature rising.

Will consumers behave like Santa or Scrooge during Christmas?

December 07, 2015

Consumer spending is fundamental to economic activity and to businesses. Consumer spending accounts for around two thirds of economic activity.

Economic update: The ECB continues to buy time for governments to press ahead with reforms

December 07, 2015

Eurozone inflation remains below target and Eurozone credit is still growing at slow rates

Public finance reform: It’s time

November 06, 2015

Oil prices are expected to remain 'lower for longer'. But what does this mean for net oil exporters and especially the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) economies?

How have business specific structural changes fared in emerging economies?

November 06, 2015

Growth rates in six large emerging economies have slowed down from an estimated GDP-weighted average rate of 7.5% in 2011 to a projected 5.4% this year.

Economic update: Will India be the world's next big services exporter?

November 06, 2015

For the first time since 1999, India’s GDP growth is expected to overtake that of China in 2015. India is gearing up to be a services powerhouse

Is a global liquidity squeeze lurking around the corner?

October 01, 2015

The Fed are preparing for lift-off and some policymakers and businesses are worried.

China, unmasked

October 01, 2015

China is slowing down as policymakers manage the rapid cooling of its debt-fuelled property bubble.

Global Economy Watch October 2015

October 01, 2015

Emerging economies are exposed to ‘lower for longer’ commodity prices

Interview on sovereign investors with Michel Meert

September 08, 2015

Much of sovereign investor wealth is a result of excess revenues from natural resources.

Sovereign investors and macroeconomic objectives – time for a rethink?

September 08, 2015

Since the financial crisis, sovereign investors (SIs¹) have become an increasingly important feature of the global economy.

Global Economy Watch September 2015

September 08, 2015

Economic update: strong Q2 growth in the Eurozone periphery and turbulence in China

Capital controls are back

August 01, 2015

Since the beginning of the financial crisis, businesses in many countries have increased their cash holdings.

Five years of Eurozone bailouts – but where does each economy stand now?

August 01, 2015

The long-drawn out Greek bailout negotiations have raised questions about the risk of contagion to other peripheral economies.

Global Economy Watch August 2015

August 01, 2015

Post-crisis business investment performance across the Eurozone has been mixed.

Fed ready to raise rates – what will be the impact on the US and global economies?

July 10, 2015

We think the biggest impact of the Fed's monetary policy may be felt outside the US, and in particular, in emerging markets.

Global Economy Watch July 2015

July 10, 2015

Who will top the G7 economic growth league table?