We review a turbulent year for the global economy which endured dramatic falls in the price of oil, geopolitical tension in Europe, a stockmarket crash in China and ends with the Federal Reserve considering raising interest rates for the first time in nearly a decade.
The Federal Reserve’s (Fed) decision to delay raising interest rates in the wake of fears over the health of China’s economy highlights the conundrum facing central bankers, so when will interest rates rise and will I be dead before rates match GDP growth rates (“neutralise”) again?
As the yuan, or renminbi (RMB/CNY), recently passed the Japanese yen to become the world’s fourth most-used payment currency, it’s worth taking stock of how far the RMB has come, its future growth path and what this means for investors.
In the latest infographic Schroders economists examine the impact on the rest of the world of the slowdown in China, the effect of Europe's refugee crisis on the region's economy and the outlook for the Federal Reserve's (Fed) interest rate policy.
With the risks of a hard landing in China rising we look at the threat a slowdown in the world's second largest economy poses to global growth and the outlook for interest rates in the US.
Currency wars have become a regular feature in headlines, but what exactly are they? Alan Cauberghs investigates currency wars and looks at how they affect investors.
The Brazil, Russia, India and China (BRICs) paint a weaker picture this year as domestic concerns and falling commodity prices take their toll. 2016 looks brighter but the skies are still mainly cloudy for these emerging markets (EM).