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Paul Hannon Reporter
  • London
  • The Wall Street Journal

Paul Hannon reports on economics and central banks for The Wall Street Journal.

Focus Areas

  • Economics
  • Central Banks

155 Articles
about 5 hours ago

Swiss Central Bank Lifts Key Rate, Declares End to Bank Crisis

Move follows decisions by the Fed and the ECB to press ahead with rate rises despite bank strains

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1 day ago

U.K. Inflation Resumes Its Rise, Defying Expectations

Price increases in February picked up to 10.4%; cost of food rose at the fastest pace since records began

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6 days ago

Central Banks Should Press Ahead With Rate Rises Despite Bank Pains, Says OECD

The research group doesn’t expect a repeat of the 2008 banking crisis despite financial strains and sees high inflati...

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8 days ago

U.K. Economy Expected to Avoid Recession, Government Says

Budget watchdog says the economy will shrink this year but avoid a technical recession

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13 days ago

U.K. Economy Swings Back to Growth, Boosted by Premier League’s Return

Falling energy prices will give a longer boost to growth, but strikes are a drag

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20 days ago

The World Economy Is Doing Well—This Is Bad News for Central Bankers

Surprising signs of economic vitality from the U.S. to China and Europe are complicating the fight to bring down high...

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21 days ago

Eurozone Inflation Eases, but Core Measure Hits Record High

Services prices drove a big pickup in core inflation, which could lead the European Central Bank to raise rates for l...

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2 months ago

World Bank Cuts 2023 Global Growth Projection as Inflation Persists

Price pressures raise the risk of global recession at a time when China and Ukraine inject uncertainty into the world...

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3 months ago

Warmer Weather Helps Ease Europe’s War-Driven Inflation Surge

While consumer prices fell more than expected in December, the European Central Bank has signaled it has more to do t...

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3 months ago

France and U.K. Face Wave of Strikes During Peak Holiday Travel Season

The U.K. and France braced for disruptions to holiday travel, as British border-control personnel went on strike and ...

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3 months ago

U.K. Strikes Expand to Passport Control, Disrupting Holiday Travel

British passport control staff are set to become the latest government workers to seek wage rises that get closer to ...

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3 months ago

Europe Data Points to Contraction but Economy Set to Avoid Worst-Case Scenario

Signs of resilience suggest the region’s downturn could be milder than feared just a few months ago, business surveys...

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