For years commentators have wrongly predicted a return to higher rates of interest. Now, as central banks switch back into a rate-cutting mode, there is a wider expectation that rates will remain low for the long-term
Low interest rates will limit the ability of central banks to cut rates further if the economy turns pear-shaped. We examine the other options available in developed markets.
Market expectations of a rate cut are growing, and this week sees a lot of central bank action with meetings of the Bank of England and the Bank of Japan, and the ECB’s forum gathering at Sintra
The Reserve Bank of Australia has cut rates in response to a labour market that has lost momentum, and amid concerns over household consumption and China’s trade dispute.
We have cut our global GDP growth forecast again for 2019 but have revised up our prediction for 2020 amid greater optimism on the longer-term outlook.
Politics could drive performance of Indian assets on a near-term basis, but the long-term fundamental case for investment in India is robust, argues India Investment Specialist, Jigar Gandhi.
Investors’ fears centre upon a weakening US and global economy. While data suggests US growth may have peaked, we still expect global growth in 2019 of almost 3%