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China’s Strategic Impact on Global Economics

China has “opened up” to the rest of the world.  This has “ushered in a new wave…particularly visible in the newly-released Catalogue of Industries for Encouraged Foreign Investment 2019 and the 2019 Negative Lists.”

This was recognized at the 13th Summer Davos Forum as well as the recent (Japan-hosted) G-20 summit.  The “opening up” movement has helped in the decrease of ambiguities that occur in trade and economics, like the Chinese-U.S. trade conflict.

But how bad is it really?  According to some experts:

“Investors are being too pessimistic about the global economy and the effects of the trade war between the United States and China, according to HSBC Global Asset Management.” 

In addition, Asia-Pacific’s CIO Bill Maldonado pointed out that 2019 was a lot stronger for markets than last year, showing strong returns within an environment of low inflation and low interest rate.  He said:

“We should keep calm and carry on. It’s important not to get too distracted by the pessimism, on the trade dispute, on the economy and everything else. The asset that can benefit the most from this is emerging markets.”

Furthermore, America is now in a much more competitive stage with China and the growth China is encountering is likely to remain somewhat stable.

GDP and Public Wealth

According to a recent article put out in the IMF Blog:  “advanced economies have larger balance sheets compared to emerging markets and low-income developing countries. This reflects the size of their public sectors, which generally provide more infrastructure and services. But advanced economies also have larger liabilities and, on average, lower net worth.” So what… Continue Reading

Understanding America’s Public Debt

America’s debt is huge.  Standing at 22 trillion dollars, this figure is not doing anyone any favors.  Indeed, according to Research Assistant at the Catholic University  of America, Robert Warren, “we have a credit card now and our grandchildrens name is on the card and they will get the bill. They will have to pay… Continue Reading

The US: Business and Consumer Spending

One way to measure the success of the US economy is to review consumer spending.  While Q4 2018 business spending escalated to 2.6 percent, economists are concerned that Q1 2019 will not even grow at half that level due to “sluggish consumer spending” as well as the government shutdown. One of the reasons for the… Continue Reading

2019: Where to Invest

In this video, The Economist’s Capital Markets Editor John O’ Sullivan talks about where to invest in 2019.  He begins by talking about the not so positive 2018 year of stock investments and how this trend really began in 2009 with the bullish market. Continue Reading

Top 2019 Investments

As we come to the end of 2018 and complete our fiscal statements for the year, it’s a good time to start looking at possible investment options for next year. And with a quick scour of the net, one can find a variety of individual experts giving their personal preferences as to the best way forward.… Continue Reading

Nigeria and Capital Markets

For the economy in Nigeria to grow and flourish, capital markets are “critical.”  According to Nigerian Stock Exchange CEO Oscar Onyema – in his recent address to the 5th Lagos and London Capital Markets in Partnership Conference – for growth to really happen, Nigeria needs a “solid and vibrant capital market ecosystem that will attract… Continue Reading

US Economy: Looking Good

According to Jamie Dimon, CEO of JPMorgan Chase, America’s economy is currently looking “pretty good.”  However, it is likely that there will soon be a “downturn,” with the economy “certainly dipping into a recession.” In an article written by Troy Tanzy and Daniel Rangel, it was stated: “Core inflation was back above 2% for March,… Continue Reading