ECONOMIST VIEWS: HOW DO YOU EXPECT THE ECONOMY TO FARE IN 2011?

 
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GEORGE BUCKLEY | DEUTSCHE BANK
"As in past recessions, flat periods could follow bouts of growth. Yet I expect economic data will break out on the upside over the coming months, and interest rates will slowly increase from mid 2011."

HOWARD ARCHER | IHS GLOBAL INSIGHT
"I expect GDP will grow by 0.3 per cent in the first two quarters, then pick up as the global economy regains upward momentum in the second half of the year, coming in at 1.8 per cent for 2011."

ANDREW GOODWIN | ERNST AND YOUNG ITEM CLUB
"I’m pretty confident that 2011 and 2012 will see growth at a decent pace, helped by strong exports. I think the inflationary effects are temporary - VAT, sterling depreciation, and commodity prices."