Solar power’s bright future

Solar power is set to overtake wind as the world’s leading technology for renewable energy.

Britain keeps spending – for now

HSBC’s Liz Martins analyses why the UK economy is performing unexpectedly well.

Trump, trade and jobs

Protectionism is not the answer to the stress in the US labour market, says Douglas Lippoldt.

Asia still has problems

A challenging outlook for exports will affect Asian growth in 2017, says Frederic Neumann.

Global expectations pick up

Market optimism has grown as 2017 begins but policy risks remain, says HSBC’s Janet Henry.

China: five key themes for 2017

HSBC’s Qu Hongbin discusses the trends likely to shape China’s economy in the year ahead.

The UAE’s economic transformation

HSBC’s Abdulfattah Sharaf says the UAE continues to diversify its economy beyond oil and energy.

China widens the Silk Road

From fashion to infrastructure projects, China’s investment overseas continues to rise.

The Trump effect on the rules of engagement

The President-elect’s policies could change the global economic order, argues Stephen King.

Can virtual reality overtake driverless cars?

Autonomous transport is set to become a reality in the next few years. But it may be only a stepping stone to virtual-reality based transport.