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Sarah Hewin

Head of Research, Europe and Americas

9 articles

Meet the author

Sarah leads our research on Europe and the Americas. She has many years of experience covering G7 and emerging-market macroeconomic, investment and country-risk issues. Based in London, she frequently appears as a commentator on TV for the BBC, Sky, CNBC and Bloomberg, and on radio for the BBC and Bloomberg. Before joining Standard Chartered, Sarah worked at American Express Bank in London, New York and Hong Kong where she was responsible for delivering economics and investment advice on Europe, the US and Asia. Previously, she worked at Lloyds Bank and the European Commission in Brussels. Sarah is a member of the CityUK’s Independent Economists Group and sits on the Secretary of State’s Panel on Monitoring the Economy. She read economics at Girton College, Cambridge, specialising in international economics.

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Will the euro area turn the corner in 2021?

We expect two-thirds of Europe’s population to be vaccinated by late 2021 and GDP to grow 4.0% in 2021.

| 12 Jan 2021

Slow, then fast – what does the US recovery look like in 2021?

The US economy is likely to struggle at the start of the year, but we expect it to bounce back…

| 18 Dec 2020

Five things you need to know about Brexit

The EU’s negotiating position will be agreed on 29 April

Trade beyond borders | 28 Mar 2017

Brexit: ‘remain’ campaign is losing momentum

The polls are inconclusive, but it’s clear the ‘remain’ campaign has lost its major lead

Trade beyond borders | 9 May 2016

Brexit: what the polls say

Current polls point to a close race, but ‘remain’ leads

Trade beyond borders | 25 Feb 2016

The euro: now is the time for reform

The euro area should seize on this moment to press ahead with closer integration

Trade beyond borders | 11 Sep 2015

Grexit still a distant prospect

Referendum could decide Greece’s future in the euro, but a ‘no’ vote won’t automatically trigger a Grexit

Trade beyond borders | 29 Jun 2015

Hung parliament to bring short-term woes for the pound

Analysis of past elections reveals that the British currency reacts dramatically to modern politics

Trade beyond borders | 9 Apr 2015

Emerging markets will get an unexpected boost – from Europe

A turnaround in the giant European economy is likely to have a significant effect on the rest of the world

Trade beyond borders | 14 Mar 2014