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  • A man with grey hair talks on a mobile phone

    14 Aug 2019

    The demographic divide

    Ageing populations may force governments to raise retirement ages, says HSBC’s James Pomeroy.

  • 16 Jul 2019

    Keeping the global engine running

    Slowing growth and low inflation mean central banks face tough decisions, says HSBC’s Janet Henry.

  • 23 May 2019

    Where next for the gig economy?

    How tighter rules could change the game for gig workers – and the businesses that rely on them.

  • 16 Apr 2019

    Global growth slows further

    HSBC economists have cut their 2019 global growth forecast from 2.6 per cent to 2.4 per cent.

  • 01 Mar 2019

    Who cares wins

    Businesses must adapt to the rise of the green and socially-conscious young consumer.

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

    31 Jan 2019

    Road-testing the electric dream

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

  • 17 Jan 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 Nov 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 Oct 2018

    Diverging fortunes for world economies

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

  • 28 Sep 2018

    The world in 2030

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

  • 26 Sep 2018

    The future of cities

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

  • 02 May 2018

    The future consumer

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