The Unmet Promises of the Open-Plan Office

Posted by Thought Leadership on Jun 12, 2018 2:00:00 PM

Global survey shows how open-plan layouts threaten employee wellness and productivity while failing to deliver on collaboration, growth and other...

Modern economic history since the 1970s is littered with episodes of oil shocks, with surging crude prices triggering global recessions. With the...

Is the world economy’s current, long-running upturn running out of steam? Jittery financial markets that have struggled to regain a firm footing...

Over the next decade, a great wave of technological change will wash through the economy, transforming the nature of work and the shape of the...

China’s consumers shake the (retail) world

Posted by Oxford Economics on Feb 22, 2018 7:18:15 PM

Chinese consumer market to overtake America’s by 2034. “Let China sleep, for when she wakes, she will shake the world.” The cautionary words of...

As winter turns to spring, around the world investors are anxiously watching the present spasm in global equities and bonds and asking themselves...

Companies’ spirits boosted by buoyant world trade and US fiscal stimulus measures as fears over North Korea tensions and China slowdown retreat.

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The upsets and surprises of the past 12 months show all too clearly how, in an ever more unpredictable world, risk can catch out the unwary. And,...

China’s cities’ GDP to double, and will outstrip Europe’s and North America’s by 2035. But New York, Tokyo, London and LA to stay as world’s urban...

  We head into 2018 in a fairly optimistic mood. The current global economic upswing is more broadly based than any other since the global...

It is plausible that recent low volatility is the new and persistent norm, with economic surprises muted and downside risks in decline.

As a...

The UK launched its Industrial Strategy yesterday, seeking to tackle the UK’s pervasive slow productivity growth. Developing technical skills is...

Lost amid Europe’s political drama and recurrent euro doomsday scenarios is the fact that the Eurozone economy has a business cycle that is alive...

Economy would be 2% smaller than otherwise expected by end of 2020 - equivalent to a £16bn hit to GDP

With Theresa May’s UK Government struggling...

Businesses remain fearful over risks of major economic upsets that could trigger a global slowdown - despite the present upswing in world growth,...