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Macroeconomic conditions continue to be challenging for global markets. Supply chain issues, pandemic regulations, and geopolitical conflict impact markets and create structural risks that carry across borders

The Essential Podcast

The Essential Podcast from S&P Global is dedicated to sharing essential intelligence with those working in and affected by financial markets.

Host Nathan Hunt focuses on those issues of immediate importance to global financial markets — macroeconomic trends, the credit cycle, climate risk, energy transition, and global trade — in interviews with subject matter experts from around the world.


Europe, the Middle East, and Africa, continue to be affected by geopolitical conflict and changing trade flows. Rising interest rates, energy and food prices, and fear of recession will define the immediate future for these economies.

Look Forward

Look Forward

In a rapidly changing world in which markets transform and evolve at a pace never seen before, new risks and opportunities are constantly emerging and established wisdom is continually challenged.


The fight to control inflation and shifting trade flows will create challenges for economies in North and South America.


The anticipated end to pandemic restrictions will drive economic growth in the immediate future. But demographic changes and changing trade flows could signal trouble on the horizon.

Emerging Markets

Emerging market economies are set to experience continued challenges as geopolitical risks flare, inflation increases, interest rates rise, and financing conditions tighten.