Besides the immense human tragedy that it has caused, Russia’s brutal attack on Ukraine has also thrown emerging markets back at least a decade in terms of attractivity for investors. It will be hard, if not impossible, for the asset class to bounce back.Continue reading
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Bearish outlook for oil prices for this year and 2016
Inflation is unlikely to flare up again as long as commodity prices remain depressed. Inflation helps countries, companies and households that have high debts to pay them off because it reduces the value of the debt, so without it the world is slowly walking into a debtors’ nightmare.
The oil price is likely to fall even further
The price of oil has fallen victim to market uncertainty following the Greek referendum. The Brent international crude prices have fallen below $60 a barrel, with a drop of more than 6% recorded on Monday, the biggest intraday fall since February 4 according to the Financial Times.
The paper says oil is headed for a bear market, and some analysts watching the commodity agree that the price of oil has further to fall.
UK budget: don’t mistake luck for skill
Ever since the Conservatives came to power in 2010, austerity has dominated the UK budget. It was a policy introduced to reduce the yawning budget deficit, which made the country vulnerable to attacks from the bond vigilantes.
UKIP is doing Britain more harm than good
With the UK election getting close, it is becoming more and more obvious that the extremist UKIP party is doing the country more harm than good, especially from a business point of view.
Russia to fall deep in recession, drag region down: EBRD
Russia will fall into a deep recession following the ruble’s collapse and the sharp decline in the price of oil, and will drag down with it many other countries in the region this year, new forecasts from the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD) show.
‘Stay away from UK assets’ before the election
The Bank of England kicks off the year’s major central banks monetary policy meetings on Thursday, but don’t expect any fireworks.
Oil price is undervalued, investor survey shows
The number of investors who believe the oil price is undervalued is the highest since April 2009, according to the latest survey of fund managers by Bank of America Merrill Lynch.
Top 10 risks for markets according to HSBC analysts
Risks are on the rise in stock markets. The almost automatic risk-on, risk-off trade scenarios are no longer that reliable now that the Federal Reserve has stopped printing money.
Saudi Arabia’s OPEC decision to make or break oil price
Thursday brings the most-watched meeting of the Organisation of Petroleum Exporting Countries (OPEC) in years, and it all hinges on what Saudi Arabia decides to do.