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Is the rise of Pan-African banking the next big thing in Sub-Saharan Africa?

Is the rise of Pan-African banking the next big thing in Sub-Saharan Africa? This month’s Global Economy Watch looks at the expansion of pan-African banking and the potential benefits to the region. It also takes a look at how the Fed plans to unwind their unconventional monetary policy, and the growth possibilities for European tourism.

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How does uncertainty impact economic activity?

This month’s GEW explains the ramifications of uncertainty on economic growth, and how consumers, businesses and financial markets are affected. It also takes a look at why US wage growth is still below pre-crisis levels, and the driving factors behind labour’s shrinking share of income.

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A turnround for the G7?

A turnaround for the G7? This month’s GEW explores the reasons behind the recent uptick in economic activity of the G7 economies and analyses whether this trend will continue in the future. It highlights the importance of productivity growth for long-term growth and discusses how to revive productivity in the G7. It also discusses the business implications of a more protectionist US, in light of President Trump’s campaign pledges for a border tax and tariffs.

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Global services exports have been growing strongly, but will this continue?

What is the outlook for global services trade? Global trade has been under the spotlight over the past few months. In particular, the Brexit vote has prompted uncertainty around the future trade terms between the UK and the EU, which will have an impact on businesses throughout the UK, Europe and perhaps further afield.

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The Eurozone’s Unbalanced Recovery

The economic, and to a greater extent, the labour market recovery in the Eurozone has been uneven. We think the key driver of this variation in economic fortunes is structural in nature and related to differences that exist across labour, capital and product markets in the individual Eurozone economies.

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