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  • A car charging at an electric point in a rural location

    31 January 2019

    Road-testing the electric dream

    Why is HSBC’s Global Head of Research planning to travel across Europe in an electric car?

  • 17 January 2019

    The world trades down

    Global growth is set to ease to 2.6 per cent in 2019, says Janet Henry, Global Chief Economist, HSBC.

  • 21 November 2018

    The new space race

    Satellites could help to connect 350 million people worldwide to the internet in the coming decade, says HSBC’s Davey Jose.

  • 17 October 2018

    Diverging fortunes for world economies

    The outlook for the US is bright but emerging economies face a challenging 2019, says Janet Henry.

  • 28 September 2018

    The world in 2030

    China is to become the world’s largest economy in 2030, according to our long-term projections.

  • 26 September 2018

    The future of cities

    New technologies could make ‘smart cities’ cleaner, more efficient and safer places to live.

  • 30 August 2018

    Farming a fragile planet

    Could technology help farmers around the world anticipate and adapt to climate change?

  • 31 July 2018

    The rise of China’s supercities

    Plans for 19 supercity clusters are the heart of the next phase of the country’s urbanisation.

  • 06 July 2018

    Global economy faces triple shock

    How could US monetary policy, oil prices and trade wars affect the global economy?

  • 02 May 2018

    The future consumer

    Health is a priority for all three of the world’s new consumer groups, says Erwan Rambourg.

  • 05 April 2018

    Could the sweet spot turn sour?

    The global economic recovery is set to continue. But risks remain – including protectionism.

  • 19 March 2018

    The changing face of Southeast Asia

    Demographic shifts and accelerating urbanisation will shape the region’s economic development.