Many Pacific, South West & Mountain area metros suffered minimal losses in 2020. We expect them to see healthy growth over the next five years....

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

Despite a partial recovery in H2 2020, Canada’s GDP contracted by 5.4% last year with a secondary wave of COVID-19 infections slowing growth. All...

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...