The global economy looks to be gaining increasing momentum with Europe and Asia now adding to what is already a positive growth story in the US. Consequently, central banks are increasingly thinking it is time to respond and unwind some of the unprecedented monetary stimulus, but there is uncertainty over how fast and how far they should go.
Political risk also remains high. Referendums, elections, a potential US government shutdown and Brexit suggest nothing can be taken for granted.
We look at what the major threats and opportunities are for 2018 and beyond.
Senior Economist | ING Belgium
James is ING’s Chief International Economist, responsible for the bank’s coverage of the major developed market economies. He has been with ING for 19 years during which time he and his team have won numerous awards for forecasting accuracy. James regularly markets ING’s economic views to clients around the world and is frequently quoted in the global media. He is a graduate of Durham University in England.