macro-economy

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: , , |

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: , , |

Emerging Market Bonds Are on a Roll. But How High Is the Risk? – New York Times – 13/10/2017

It has been nearly two years since the Federal Reserve began to raise its core interest rate, yet income investors in the United States are still waiting for a tailwind to kick in.

Source:  New York Times, 2017/10/13

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

Fiji Issues First Developing Country Green Bond, Raising $50 Million for Climate Resilience – World Bank – 17/10/2017

Fiji has become the first emerging market to issue a sovereign green bond, raising 100 million Fijian dollars, or US$50 million, to support climate change mitigation and adaption.

Source:  World Bank, 2017/10/17

By |October 19th, 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: , , |

Egypt expects to renew financing deal with global banks – Reuters – 17/10/2017

Egyptian Finance Minister Amr El-Garhy said on Monday he expects a financing agreement with a consortium of global banks will be renewed for another year with the aim to boost foreign reserves while the government implements economic reforms.

Source:  Reuters, 2017/10/17

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

Portugal to cut debt to try to lift its creditworthiness – Business Day – 18/10/2017

Portugal hopes to cut its total debt to 120% of GDP by 2019 from 130% in 2016, finance minister Mario Centeno said — a change that could help boost the country’s creditworthiness.

Source:  Business Day, 2017/10/18

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