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George Magnus has occupied a front row seat as events have challenged governments, economies and financial systems around the world since the Great Financial Crisis in 2008. He is widely credited with having identified the trigger points leading to the crisis and with helping us to understand its lingering consequences.

Once the Chief Economist of UBS, George now works as an independent economist, author and speaker. His views and opinions appear regularly in the written and social media, radio and TV. He is the author of The Age of Aging (2008) which assesses one of our leading contemporary economic and social challenges, and of Uprising: will emerging markets shape or shake the world economy? (2011), which considers the rise of and prospects for emerging markets, especially China. His new book, Red Flags: why Xi Jinping’s China is in Jeopardy, will be published by Yale University Press in 2018.

This website gathers together many of George Magnus’s articles, opinion pieces and commentaries on these and other topics, and offers an opportunity for feedback.

The looming threat of a yuan depreciation

Sino-American trade war could trigger a currency shock in Asian markets

Political heat is rising in China’s summer

Xi Jinping’s unassailability over the winter is being challenged by numerous developments this summer

Beidaihe, and the shifting sands in trade, CNY and economic policy

It’s an important time for China’s top Party brass to review Trump’s trade war and the economy

Are we headed for a currency war?

Trade wars do enough harm but the Sino-US dispute continues to escalate

Trump’s trade war is getting more serious

Published 13/07/2018

Until recently, some thought President Trump’s trade rhetoric was sabre-rattling for the political base at home.