After a dramatic escalation in trade tensions between the U.S. and China early last week, the Chinese yuan depreciated significantly against the U.S. dollar.
On July 31st, The Federal Reserve (Fed) cut rates for the first time since 2008. In the immediate aftermath of this cut, the U.S. Dollar strengthened.
This weekly update provides a snapshot of changes in the economy and markets and their implications for investors.
A slowdown is coming sooner rather than later. Investor should remain cautiously optimistic to environment growth, with a bias on quality and eye on duration.
Over the past few years, real estate investors have constantly discussed the “death of retail” - put another way, as a greater share of consumer activity occurs online, the need for large, big-box retail properties has dwindled.
This is a trend that has already begun this year, with major EM central banks already enacting rate cuts, or at least postponing planned rate hikes.
When a central bank moves interest rates there are three transmissions mechanisms between how rate movements directly influence the real economy.
On June 20-21, we attended the 2019 IFRS conference in London to stay informed on important regulatory issues affecting the insurance industry today.
Emerging Market Equity Views : Favorable global cycle and USD outlooks create a positive environment
While tariffs remain a concern, the key issue is the degree—which we deem moderate—of U.S. recession risk. The current global backdrop makes the U.S. dollar unlikely to strengthen. Earnings growth expectations are modest, valuations are undemanding