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BENGALURU: Moody's downgraded Hong Kong's credit rating one notch to "Aa3" from "Aa2" on Monday, saying its view on the strength in the Chinese-ruled city's institutions and governance is "lower than previously estimated." The agency, however, moved its outlook to stable from negative.
BACK in October of 2019, the US Fed began buying $60bil of Treasury bills per month, causing a substantial increase in not only its balance sheet but also the overall global money supply.
If you think that the world is being thrown into chaos by tweets, look instead into blogs that are truly the thinking behind the policymaker’s mind.
ISTANBUL: Turkish stocks may have ascended to record highs this week, but they are unlikely to close a gaping discount to historical valuations because of a batch of local factors that temper investor enthusiasm, according to Neuberger Berman.
TOKYO: Stocks were steady in early Asian trade on Wednesday as investors awaited the signing of an initial U.S.-China trade deal, with sentiment somewhat dented by comments from the U.S. Treasury Secretary's that tariffs would remain in place for now.
NEW YORK: Oil prices rose and a gauge of global equity markets hit a new high on Tuesday as investors awaited a China-U.S. trade deal they hope will spur world growth after the economy in 2019 saw its weakest year since the financial crisis.
With world markets rallying to record highs, what is it that will stop this momentum forward? Geopolitics has surfaced in a big way, right at the beginning of the year, with the US killing of top Iranian military commander Qassem Soleimani in a drone attack.
Welcome 2020! For me, the past year is best remembered as one of reckoning for central banks – the relentless wave of cheap money provided set the bond markets racing higher, spreading negative yields in Europe and Japan, and prompting rate-setters, financiers and investors to pause (and even hesitate) on what to do next.
The new year has arrived and fund managers are gearing up strategies to outperform a volatile and uncertain investing climate.