Economic Insights

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Economic Insights: Global economy is inadequately prepared for the next crisis

Alongside the 2018 IMF/World Bank Annual Meetings, policy makers highlighted that the global economy is inadequately prepared for the next financial crisis. We sense a lack of commitment to increase economic resilience. Looking ahead, we believe that central bank policies remain the "only game in town"; however, the room for manoeuvre in the next financial crisis will be much more limited.


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Economic Insights: Protectionism on the rise, and here to stay

Protectionism is on the rise. So far the impact on the global economy and insurance has been negligible, but we believe a global recession could result if current actions morph into a fully-fledged trade war. A longer-term decline in trade will hit marine and trade credit insurance premium growth hardest.