Our Oxford Economics Normality Tracker improved in March, reflecting a fall in Covid cases, thanks to the January lockdown.This has occurred at a...

After an extraordinary downturn across Asian city economies in 2020 we expect a broad return to growth in 2021. But while many cities that...

An accelerated vaccine roll-out has raised optimism that social distancing measures will be relaxed in the coming months. The stimulus from the...

We forecast that seven out of Europe’s top 30 cities will see their GDP return to pre-pandemic levels in 2021. The rest will have to wait until...

The OE Normality Tracker indicates that London has continued to underperform relative to other European cities, but there have been some modest...

Asian city economies were slowing down, even before Covid. While declines in working age populations will affect long term economic growth rates...

Our central view is that London’s dominance of Europe’s financial services sector is not hugely threatened by the failure to include the sector in...

Cities Key Themes 2021

Posted by Richard Holt on Jan 18, 2021

In 2021 the competitiveness and resilience of cities will be more important than ever before. Some issues are very specific, such as the impact of...

The latest published data show that Amsterdam suffered a much more severe recession during the first half of 2020 than the Netherlands as a whole....

The big four east coast cities, namely Boston, New York, Washington and Philadelphia, are among the largest, but not the fastest growing, US...