We spoke to Anabel Gonzalez during the World Trade Symposium in New York. We discussed whether the current US-China trade war had a positive impact on Latin American trade flows. Geopolitical uncertainty continues to threaten foreign investment and economic growth, particularly in emerging markets. Policymakers around the world are fretting about trade uncertainty and its impact on access to business finance, meanwhile, innovation and competition remain critical for economic growth.
Despite what economists, central bankers, and politicians may tell you, the evolution of the world economy is not a graceful one. Rarely does it feel cooperative, since getting a good look at how a single element impacts the whole can seem downright impossible. However, the past few days have shined a light on how trade helps shape the global economic landscape, make waves across markets, and set the tone for the future.
The past two years have been some of the most eventful in recent British history; the political and economic climates are ever-changing. This lack of stability has been marked as one of the biggest challenges facing the UK life industry, but there are big opportunities on the horizon as well as big changes.
As the digital world changes, so do methods of financial trade. The most stark transition has been in the use of websites. The accessibility of the internet means that more and more people can become involved.
While not gaining considerable cents, the US dollar has remained stoic on the currency charts despite political uncertainty. This has culminated in the pound hitting a 27 month low and the Euro remaining in flux due to political changes on the continent. Forex has famously been a volatile and detail-driven market, with day traders some of the most talented brokers in the industry. However, does the continued strength of the US Dollar indicate that forex is finally taking on some degree of predictability?
In recent years, the trade finance landscape has seen immense change, driven by a multitude of factors, including policy, consumers, technology and protectionism. A few years ago we were debating… read more →
The week started very quietly in terms of economic data, although more Brexit fears caused the pound to weaken against the US dollar. There have been some encouraging headlines about… read more →
If we look back at sterling’s movements over the past month we can see they have been fairly sedate. Of course, there have been instances of intraday volatility but overall,… read more →
In the United States, property taxes are often based on values 30-60% higher than a property’s worth. Factors like this make investors want to invest globally. The primary factor that… read more →