Asia Japan market review: Question-marks over Asia’s recovery
The IMF expects the Asia Pacific economy to shrink by 2.2% in 2020; nevertheless, the region is set to post a healthy recovery in 2021 with growth of 6.9%
11th Nov 2020
The Week: Living with uncertainty
Uncertainty has become a fact of life in recent years. The IMF’s recent assessment of the state of the global economy makes things little clearer.
14th Oct 2020
Emerging markets review: Bleak outlook for Brazil
During June, the World Health Organisation (WHO) warned that the coronavirus pandemic had entered “a new and dangerous phase” as cases continued to surge in Brazil and the US.
5th Aug 2020
Emerging markets review: Coronavirus hits markets
January proved to be a month of two halves for China. Although investor sentiment received a boost from the “Phase One” trade agreement with the US.
13th Feb 2020
UK bond market review: Flight to safety
Gilt yields fell during January as investors sought the perceived safety of government bonds
12th Feb 2020
US market review: US and China sign their “Phase One” deal
2020 began with fresh geopolitical tensions amid signs of rising hostility between the US and Iran.
Asian Japan markets review: Trade deal hopes boost sentiment
Japan’s benchmark Nikkei 225 Index reached its highest level since mid-December during February, boosted by US President Donald Trump’s decision to delay tariff increases on imports from China.
6th Mar 2019
Emerging markets review: Clouded outlook for emerging markets
The IMF expressed concern over the outlook for emerging markets during October: as monetary policy continues to normalise in advanced economies, capital inflows to emerging economies could start to de...
9th Nov 2018
Emerging markets review: IMF warns on China’s credit boom
China’s credit growth continued to pose a problem in August.
28th Sep 2017
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