Chart of the Week

Italy and Greece: Public Debt vs Non-Performing Loans

Chart of the Week: Italian and Greek Non-Performing Loans vs Public Debt

The chart demonstrates that, although Italy and Greece share a similar narrative in terms of poor loan performance across business, personal and residential loans; they have experienced widely differing outcomes. This reflects....

/ December 13, 2018
Historical Trends in UK Unemployment

Chart of the Week: Historical Trends in UK Unemployment and Effects on Wage Growth

One of the prevailing narratives in economics over the past few decades has been the stifling of wage growth. The NAIRU provides an interesting lens through which to gauge labour market slack. The recent decreases....

/ December 6, 2018

Chart of the Week: Historical Chinese Residential Property Market Trends

It would be unremarkable were house prices increasing as a function of total home purchases, however, this graph shows that the key driver of HPI rises is not the fundamental demand for housing. Rather it is in response to...

/ November 28, 2018
Government & Household Debt v.s. Population Density

Chart of the Week: UK Government & Household Debt vs. GDP

Over the past 40 years, government debt as a proportion of GDP has predominantly remained in the 30%-50% range. This trend ended with the financial crisis, after which  government policy has been centered on reducing the debt to GDP ratio...

/ November 22, 2018