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The economic impact of of Iran's attack on Israel

Our UK Chief Economist James Sproule joins Sonia Rothwell to talk about how yet another external geopolitical shock could influence the path of the global economy - are we in a "new normal"?

Plus in a week of data releases, James picks out a few which he'll be watching and explains why.

Our expert hosts

James Sproule, UK Chief Economist

James Sproule was appointed as UK Chief Economist in May 2020. Between 2014 and 2017 he was the Chief Economist and Director of Policy at the Institute of Directors (IoD). Prior to working at the IoD he was Head of UK Research with Accenture. He started his financial career as a merchant bank economist working with Bankers Trust, Deutsche Bank and Dresdner Kleinwort. He regularly comments on macro-economic issues and a large part of his work involves travelling around the UK speaking to clients and businesses.

Daniel Mahoney, UK Economist

Daniel joined Handelsbanken as UK Economist in January 2022. He works with economists in Handelsbanken's other markets (Sweden, Netherlands, Norway), and provides economic insights to media outlets and the bank's branch and client network across the UK. Throughout his career, Daniel has published research and spoken to various media outlets on a wide range of economic policy areas.

Sonia Rothwell, UK Strategic Content Lead

Sonia previously worked for many years at the BBC where she was a producer and reporter on business and personal finance. She was also a digital journalist at Channel 4 News. She leads our communications content strategy, and produces and presents the podcast.

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