macro-economic risk

In 2017, Investors Can Either Buy Bubbles or Be Left Far Behind – Bloomberg – 09/11/2017

A portfolio stuffed with allegedly over-inflated assets would have returned more than 120 percent so far in 2017, trouncing the S&P 500 Index and underscoring the challenge for investors facing a plethora of pricey securities.

Source:  Bloomberg, 2017/11/09

By |November 9th, 2017|Categories: News|Tags: , , |

China Clears Way for Top Xi Aide to Lead New Risk Watchdog – Bloomberg – 09/11/2017

China appointed 71-year-old vice premier Ma Kai to lead a top-level committee on financial overnight, a sign the job may soon pass to the recently-promoted Liu He, a key economic adviser to the president.

Source:  Bloomberg, 2017/11/09

By |November 9th, 2017|Categories: News|Tags: , , |

Slovenia macroeconomic conditions, forecasts favourable, central bank head says – Reuters – 06/11/2017

Macroeconomic conditions in Slovenia and economic forecasts for 2018 and 2019 are favourable, the Bank of Slovenia Governor Bostjan Jazbec said on Monday, adding banks have to continue to adapt to new economic conditions.

Source:  Reuters, 2017/11/06

By |November 9th, 2017|Categories: News|Tags: , , |

Macro prudential stress testing: “Monitoring” the European financial system – Bobsguide – 25/10/2017

The most original innovations often stem from necessity or are born for the purposes of overcoming unforeseen difficulties. This is the case for macro prudential stress tests, namely a set of analysis techniques used by financial supervisory authorities since the great global financial crisis in 2007-2009. This approach has resulted in the achievement of significant [...]

By |October 27th, 2017|Categories: News|Tags: , , |

Venezuelan bond prices jump on report state oil giant has approved make-or-break debt payment – CNBC – 24/10/2017

Venezuela's state oil giant has made good on two missed debt payments and has approved funds for a critical $984 million payment due on Friday, Ecoanalitica reported Bond prices jumped on the report, analysts said. Venezuela has missed nearly $600 million in interest payments this month and faces another major bond deadline on Nov. 2.

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By |October 27th, 2017|Categories: News|Tags: , , |

The IMF has joined the list of major organisations concerned about Australia’s household debt – Business Insider – 04/10/2017

The IMF has issued a warning on Australia’s domestic economy, highlighting the threats to consumption growth from growing household debt levels. The “Rising Household Debt: What It Means for Growth and Stability” research report says that while an increase in household debt provides a near-term boost to the economy, the positive effects begin to reverse [...]

By |October 27th, 2017|Categories: News|Tags: , , |

China Faces Growing Debt Problems, Says Central Bank Governor – Global Research – 24/10/2017

A warning by the governor of the People’s Bank of China, Zhou Xiaochuan, that the country’s financial system faces a possible “Minsky moment” has again raised concerns over the level of the country’s debt.

Source:  Global Research, 2017/10/24

By |October 27th, 2017|Categories: News|Tags: , , |

India’s 25 Billion Pounds Bank Recapitalisation Plan Lifts Shares, Raises Questions – The New York Times – 25/10/2017

Indian banking shares soared on Wednesday, sending indexes to record highs after the cabinet approved a 24.68 billion pounds plan to recapitalise its state banks over the next two years, although uncertainty remains about how the injections will be structured.

Source:  The New York Times, 2017/10/25

By |October 27th, 2017|Categories: News|Tags: , , |

How Saudi Arabia Is Building Its $2 Trillion Fund – Bloomberg – 23/10/2017

Saudi Arabia is stepping up plans to turn its sovereign wealth fund into a global giant. This week, it’s holding a coming-out party of sorts for the Public Investment Fund, which is central to the government’s effort to diversify the economy away from oil, under a plan known as Vision 2030. The Saudis are hosting [...]

By |October 27th, 2017|Categories: News|Tags: , , |

How big is the risk of another Black Monday equities crash? – Financial Times – 17/10/2017

Art Cashin recalls the heady atmosphere that dominated the New York Stock Exchange for much of 1987. After five or six straight days of the market rallying, senior partners at brokerage trading desks would instruct the junior partners to “lighten up a little bit”, Mr Cashin says. “When they did, the market just went [...]

By |October 19th, 2017|Categories: News|Tags: , , |