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Capital Economics one of biggest winners in analyst forecast awards

26 May, 2021Capital Economics

Capital Economics has been named one of the biggest winners of the 2021 Analyst Forecast Awards from FocusEconomics.

The 39 first place rankings awarded Capital Economics for its coverage of countries and commodities included nine awards for overall forecasting, more than any other organisation.

Capital Economics economists receiving awards included our Australia and New Zealand team of Marcel Thieliant and Ben Udy, which won best overall forecaster for both Australia and New Zealand for a second year in a row.

Marcel and Ben earlier this year were named most accurate forecasters of the Australian economy by Consensus Economics.

Stephen Brown was named best overall forecaster for Canada by FocusEconomics, having won similar awards this year from Consensus Economics and Refinitiv.

The awards were further recognition of our expertise in covering the euro-zone, with Jessica Hinds winning best overall France forecaster in the FocusEconomics awards, which followed Andrew Kenningham being named best forecaster for the German economy by Consensus.

Jason Tuvey, who previously won the Refinitiv Starmine award for most accurate forecaster of the Turkish lira, was ranked first by FocusEconomics for Turkey’s exchange rate and interest rates.

In addition to country awards, Capital Economics received six awards for our commodities coverage, led by Chief Commodities Economist Caroline Bain, including three first place rankings.

Capital Economics earlier in May won seven Consensus Economics Forecast Accuracy Awards, more than any other competing organisation.

The FocusEconomics awards recognize the most accurate forecasters for the main macroeconomic indicators across 91 countries and 23 commodity prices in 2020.

Details of the awards and the list of winners are available here.

Capital Economics has a team of over 60 internationally renowned and award-winning economists in the UK, Canada, the US, Australia and Singapore.

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