Financial markets and economic growth do not necessarily move in tandem. Oftentimes cycles in financial markets precede economic cycles. In doing so, they offer both economists and investors some valuable foresight aboutwhere the economy is heading.
To understand reality and approach it better, we usually build mental interpretations of how things work. We use our abstraction abilities to form a picture in our minds.
Assuming Venezuela’s 2018 elections are free and fair, there is little hope for current President Nicolás Maduro. Under normal circumstances, Maduro would most likely walk away with the presidential election scheduled for December 2018.
In Australia, S&P Global Ratings just decided to downgrade the credit quality of 23 banks and lenders, including Australia’s biggest regional banks. The rating agency fears that the rise in property prices and the high level of household debt could lead, in an adverse scenario, to big difficulties for the Australian economy.
US President Donald Trump and the Republican-controlled Congress have placed a high priority on tax reform. Their goal is to boost the economy in the United States and sustain the corporates’ development.
The Financial Stability Board (FSB) is endorsed by the G20 and Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) to monitor and make recommendations about the global financial system in order to strengthen its international stability.
The United Kingdom’s Prime Minister Theresa May’s government has raised the possibility of a so-called “hard Brexit”, which prioritises immigration control over membership in the European single market. Banks and other financial firms now understand that they are facing an automatic loss of the City of London’s EU (European Union) financial passport.
China is considered as a semi-transparent country regarding real-estate investments, according to JLL’s 2016 Global Real Estate Transparency Index. And progress is estimated as slow, although China’s Tier 1 Alpha cities (i.e., Shanghai and Beijing) have shown the greatest improvements in transparency in the country, led by market fundamentals.
The Rise in Industrial Metal Prices Has Benefited Investors and Industry Giants: What’s Up for 2017?
The S&P GSCI® is recognized as a leading measure of general price movements and inflation in the world economy. It includes a weight of 24 commodities and is designed to include the most liquid commodity futures and provide diversification with low correlation to other asset classes.
Generally coal is considered to be widely spread across the globe. Reserves are present in all parts of the world and are assessed as being able to cover around 114 years of global production, according to the latest Statistical Review of World Energy from British Petroleum.