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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.

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.

Is the G7 a dead parrot?

The group is weaker for the undermining strategy of the US, but still has a role to play

Not yet worrying about a trade war? It may be time to start

It is time to realise that Trump’s America is not only an unequal partner, but also an unreliable ally