global economy

March 26, 2020
Investors seek out key opportunities from the hit of coronavirus premium
As global stock markets rallied on Tuesday this week, investors are looking to ‘new world’ sectors and businesses as the world adapts to life with coronavirus and looks towards an economic recovery. Over time we’ve seen every economic downturn generate a new normal, and the one being sparked by the COVID-19 pandemic will be no different. The impact of the coronavirus spread has reached companies across the globe, causing vast international disruption, Read More
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Nigel Green
March 9, 2020
Covid-19 and the oil price war: A global recession is almost inescapable premium
A global recession is now almost inevitable in 2020. Monday has seen global stocks and government bond yields decline after oil prices nosedived by near to 30%, as I discuss in this short video. This is oil’s sharpest one-day fall since the Gulf War in 1991, further driving the global stock market sell-off that got underway a fortnight ago on fears the Covid-19 outbreak will severely affect economic growth. Every major stock market around the world is Read More
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Nigel Green
February 28, 2020
Rand and stocks plummet as junk-status rating fears for South Africa loom premium
The South African rand has fallen to its lowest-level in almost four years, South African-listed equities have plummeted into correction territory, and a junk credit-rating for the country is now looming. The widespread rush from risk assets hit commodities, including oil, copper and iron, pushing the Bloomberg Commodity Index to a 33-year low as worries grow over the demand for materials will be weakened as coronavirus drags on Chinese and global economic Read More
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Nigel Green