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Jeremy Gaunt

Central banks, trade and bubbles threaten the 2018 status quo

Dec 19 2017

LONDONAfter a year of relatively healthy global economic growth, economists are predicting pretty much the same for 2018 -- a neither too-hot nor too-cold Goldilocks scenario, but with little sight of the three bears.

It's a rum thing: Madeira's lost spirit gets a boost

Dec 13 2017

FUNCHAL, Portugal The Portuguese island of Madeira is best known for its eponymous fortified wine, but it was not always king of drinks alone -- there was rum, too.

Tumbling, but uneven, joblessness in the euro zone

Nov 30 2017

LONDON It gets less attention than inflation or GDP, but the euro zone's tumbling jobless rate has been among the highlights of the bloc's surprisingly strong economic recovery.

Whether new dawn or another false one, euro zone economy is full of surprises

Nov 22 2017

LONDON The surprise economic star of 2017, when it wraps up next month, will have been the euro zone: growth looks set to come in at 2.2 percent compared with a forecast this time last year of just 1.4 percent.

Nearly half Europeans who don't own home reckon they never will

Nov 07 2017

LONDON Nearly half of Europeans who do not own their own home have given up hope of ever doing so, a survey showed on Tuesday, with pessimism highest among Britons and Germans.

Nearly half Europeans who don't own home reckon they never will

Nov 06 2017

LONDON, Nov 7 Nearly half of Europeans who do not own their own home have given up hope of ever doing so, a survey showed on Tuesday, with pessimism highest among Britons and Germans.

Place your bets for the Brexit rate hike

Oct 27 2017

LONDON To hear some economists talk, the Bank of England is about to make a big mistake - raise interest rates just as the economy heads into what could be a major storm.

Red October: Russia of 1917 and 2017 closer than might be expected

Oct 24 2017

LONDON It is 100 years on Wednesday, using Russia's old calendar, since Vladimir Lenin's Bolsheviks stormed the Winter Palace in what is now St Petersburg and took power. Not a lot has changed.

Message from the IMF bridge: full speed ahead, mind the inequality

Oct 06 2017

LONDON When Christine Lagarde, the International Monetary Fund's no-nonsense boss, spoke to Harvard University this past week, she had some good news: nearly 75 percent of the world is experiencing an economic upswing.

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