Hard left, hard right, or center? French economy may decide By Jeremy Gaunt, Reuters | April 13, 2017 If Donald Trump's election in the United States and Britain's decision to quit the European Union stirred the global economic waters, then there is the potential for a tsunami on the near horizon. Nice start to the year. Pity about the rest of it By Jeremy Gaunt, Reuters | February 3, 2017 The world economy has begun the year in fine form. America is cruising along, China is growing faster than expected, Britain is muffling the Brexit downdraft. Even the usually lagging euro zone is perky.