After half a century of post-war global trade integration, where we witnessed an increase in the total trade of goods and services from 39% of global GDP in 1990 to 61% in 2008, rising populism and protectionist policies have led… Read the article
On 18 June 2019, Facebook launched project Libra alongside 27 partners including e-commerce marketplace eBay, media services provider Spotify, transport network companies Uber and Lyft, and payment companies such as Mastercard, PayPal and Visa. According to the recent white paper from Libra Association members, Libra is designed to be a… Read the article
The Fed delivered its much anticipated interest rate cut at the end of July. In this month’s video, Investment Director, Ritu Vohora looks at the implications for the US dollar. Could the US Treasury resort to direct FX intervention, if Fed cuts alone do not suppress dollar strength?
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Geopolitical risks appear to be a recurring theme impacting global markets and can have a significant influence on the short and medium term direction of asset prices. ‘Political risk’ and ‘geopolitical risk’ are terms often used interchangeably, but for analytical purposes, it can be useful to distinguish between the two.… Read the article