We are inching towards the next rate rise. The MPC seem to have gained a bit of confidence in their judgement that Q1 GDP weakness was temporary, sound somewhat reassured on the consumer and are discounting the recent slight dip in wage growth, says Fitch's Chief Economist.
Robert Sierra, Director in Fitch’s Economics team says after a big day for policy normalisation the end of global QE is nigh.
EM issuers are facing more challenging economic and financial conditions as interest rates rise and central bank monetary policy becomes less accommodative. Access more research on our Interest Rates Credit Hotspot.
Brian Coulton, Chief Economist, Fitch Ratings discusses the economic consequences of protectionism and the impact on the global economic growth outlook.
Panellists at the 2018 Fitch Ratings Credit Outlook conference debate the possible outcomes of Brexit and the impact on Bank and Sovereign ratings.
In our 2018 Risks to Watch series, Chief Economist Brian Coulton and North America Sovereigns Head Charles Seville discuss Brexit, NAFTA and the implications of trade protectionism on the global economy.