The automotive market is running lean.
The debate over post-pandemic scheduling often centers on productivity.
A firm economic recovery is well underway, but the fast-spreading Delta variant is clouding the outlook.
Delta has the potential to alter the path of recovery; central banks are rising to face heavy challenges; and U.S. states have survived a major stress event.
The Northern Trust Economics team shares its outlook for the U.S. economy.
Workers have the upper hand, but not for long; Latin America stagflates; and Sweden provides a case study in COVID-19 response.
Reflecting on a busy six months of vaccines, inflation, trade relations, supply chains, and policy challenges.
Brexit is as complicated as we expected, but restaurants are reviving and aircraft tariffs are suspended.
Many economies are now in advanced stages of economic reopening, but some are still struggling.
The Fed is talking about tapering its asset purchases.
COVID made demographic challenges even more complicated, but that hasn't slowed demand for houses in the U.S.
Crisis investments may yield a lasting boost to productivity, while Australia's restrictions pose a lingering risk.
From base effects to bottlenecks, wages to pricing power, inflation questions abound.
China was the first nation to enter recovery, and high U.S. import demand has helped it.
Advanced economies are doing better than emerging markets.
Biden pushes more spending just as the U.S. debt ceiling returns from hiatus, while Scotland's standing in the U.K. is uncertain.
Labor markets are changing course. When will the Fed do the same? India's second wave will disrupt activity elsewhere.
"Buy American:" easier said than done. Sports leagues are still struggling, and tax evasion is costly.
Human capital needs renewal; COVID-19 sweeps through India again, while the U.S. economy springs back to life.
National corporate tax policies need global coordination; U.S. unemployment rates don't tell the full story.
The Northern Trust Economics team shares its outlook for global growth in this year of reopening.
Infrastructure merits more investment, everywhere; we look at the specifics of the U.S. proposal.
A year ago, the U.S. registered its deepest economic contraction since the Second World War.
Central banks will go digital, and homeowners avoided foreclosure.
Addressing technical, idiosyncratic and structural aspects of inflation.
Failure to boost vaccination programs could hurt the eurozone economy.
Reflecting on the anniversary of the pandemic, revamped child benefits and how democracy fosters economic growth.
Will the Fed respond to inflation concerns?
How does risk management work when risks change rapidly?
How long will the effects of COVID be felt in potential growth, the tourism sector and bankruptcy filings?
Weighing the costs of global vaccine access, minimum wage and the energy rally.
A strong economic rebound is expected towards the middle of the year, followed by a return to more normal growth in 2022.
Are proposed fiscal policies and student debt forgiveness too much of a good thing?
Any surge in inflation will likely not last for long, but Italy's economic troubles and the shift in rental markets may endure.
Emerging markets seek a sustainable solution to debts, and the Fed takes a step toward sustainability.
Faster vaccination and bigger stimulus can pave the way to a better year, and agriculture subsidies upset trade relationships.
The Senate outcome opens the door to future cooperation, while Brexit sets the stage for future frictions.
A variety of data sources show we are closer to normal, but not fully recovered.
From global responses to local lockdowns, we all witnessed dramatic changes in 2020.
Promising developments surrounding vaccination give us hope that 2021 will be a better than year than the one that is about to end.
Brexit negotiations had another unproductive week. Parcel shipping volumes are breaking records. And when and why might the Fed alter its asset purchases?
While some indicators are slowing, we are optimistic for a better year ahead.
Yellen is a good candidate for a tough job, and we review the outlooks for U.S. holiday spending and trade in Asia.
Recovery from COVID-19 has been a mix of successes and setbacks.
Fair trade over free trade will remain the theme in Washington.
The Northern Trust Economics team reviews the outlook for developed markets facing COVID-19.