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2019-20, Issue One

February 15, 2019

What lies behind the yield curve?

The so-called ‘yield-curve’ is probably the most popular market predictor for economic health. This curve is measured by subtracting current short-term government bond rates from those offered on longer-term...

December 3, 2018

The post-crisis age has seen central banks’ role in macroeconomic management expand greatly. Almost every year since 2008, there has been a new form of Quantitative Easing (QE) announced by either the Federal Reserve, the Bank of England or...

November 12, 2018

It is now official; scepticism of globalisation has entered into the political mainstream. In the United Kingdom, immigration influxes led many to argue in favour of Brexit and the increased border control it offered. Industrial decline and...

January 21, 2018

 The global economy is in the midst of a synchronised upswing. Notwithstanding political uncertainty, it has serious potential to carry on.

Perhaps as little as a year ago, the world economy appeared perpetually weak. In rich countries espec...

December 12, 2017

The Review has conducted an exclusive written interview with Dr. Leef H. Dierks, current Professor of International Capital Markets at Luebeck University of Applied Sciences in Germany. Before making a switch to academia, Dr Dierks worked a...

November 26, 2017

Recent outflows from high-yield bond funds prompt worries that the ‘credit cycle’ may finally be turning. This article details the concept of a ‘credit cycle’ and considers it in relation to our current financial environment.

Nuveen Asset Ma...

October 29, 2017

To the detriment of the Conservative Party, Theresa’s May’s economic plan lacks narrative. To the detriment of the country, it lacks substance.

How can genuinely beneficial economic reform occur? In a broad sense, the answer comes down to tw...

September 10, 2017

The Federal Reserve faces a difficult path in ending the days of ultra-loose monetary policy. The markets, and indeed the international economy, hold their breath as the world’s foremost central bank decides its next move.

The Federal Reserv...

September 10, 2017

Two oft-cited measures of progress reveal much about the West's enduring economic and political fragility  

If the political tumult of the past year has revealed anything about public sentiment, it’s the predominating sense of gloom sur...

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The Review is the official publication of the Warwick Finance Societies - providing readers with a comprehensive insight into the world of finance and the major factors it is shaped by. Our writing team meets regularly to debate and exchange ideas, allowing us to critically analyse ongoing developments in business, policy and financial markets