James Watson

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Eurozone inflation is set to push above the ECB’s 2% target for the first time since 2018. But we think higher near-term inflation is unlikely to...

Hard data indicate a positive start to Q2, and we expect the economy tostrengthen further through the summer. While a relatively slow vaccination...

The Swedish economy grew by 1.1% in Q1 according to the flash estimate, the best performance in western Europe. Monthly indicators show that this...

Finland is keeping tight control over the coronavirus outbreak. New infections are falling steadily, over 40% of the adult population has received...

Norway’s economy is restrained by activity restrictions that aim to maintain tight control over the pandemic. However, once containment measures...

Sweden’s economy looks increasingly resilient to the latest round of activity restrictions. Despite stricter lockdown measures and a slow vaccine...

The fastest rise in virus cases of the pandemic so far, a lacklustre vaccine rollout, and a stringent lockdown are dragging on Norway’s economy....

The Joe Biden administration faces unresolved trade disputes across the world, but the US-China relationship is the area with the greatest...

The coronavirus crisis makes it even less likely that China will achieve its trade deal targets for US export purchases. This could further strain...