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China leads industrial robot installations

February 10, 2021

The manufacturing giant is adding industrial robots at a faster pace than any other nation.

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Eurozone integration stronger than ever after Brexit

February 5, 2021

The Euro Break-up Index has dropped to an historic low.

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Emerging markets in Africa buckle under mountains of debt

February 3, 2021

What's hurting Ethiopia, Chad and Zambia? Data from Angola may provide an answer.

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How quickly does the COVID-19 vaccine lead to a drop in infections?

January 28, 2021

We look at data from Israel for early clues.

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Bond investors need to hold out longer for meaningful returns

January 27, 2021

The Sherman Ratio maps out a warning for corporate debt holders.

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COVID-19 uncovers surprising economic trend

January 25, 2021

The pandemic has left some people better off financially.

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China's housing market bounces back from pandemic

January 22, 2021

Our chart shows the resilience of Chinese property in the secondary market.

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Pandemic hits BRIC economic growth

January 18, 2021

We compare GDP growth in Brazil, Russia, India and China with the rest of the world

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Is secular stagnation here to stay?

December 4, 2020

We explore the impact COVID-19 and other factors on global economic growth.

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Election post-mortem: Did the polls get it right?

November 11, 2020

We compare the accuracy of prediction markets versus voter polls.