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View [Change at the top – the knock-on effects] BehindtheHeadlinesAbstract

Change at the top – the knock-on effects

by Kim Catechis

Mexico’s finance minister resigns after just seven months and Turkey’s central bank governor is fired by the president.

10 July 2019
View [Have US Markets run out of rocket fuel] Have US markets run out of fuel?

Have US Markets run out of rocket fuel

by Kim Catechis

Markets around the world have fallen sharply so far in October, shaking investors out of their comfort zone. Why is this happening?

30 October 2018
View [Contagion contained] Istanbul overhead

Contagion contained

by Kim Catechis

Turkey’s currency crisis in early August prompted an all-too familiar set of headlines. A predictable news flow that was eager to foretell that the crisis would deepen and inevitably spread across the entire asset class.

29 October 2018
View [Brazil's polarising election] Brasilia

Brazil's polarising election

by Kim Catechis

After victory in the first round of voting, Jair Bolsonaro, the anti-establishment right winger, now appears to have a commanding lead over Fernando Haddad of the PT (workers’ party), ahead of Sunday’s election.

25 October 2018
View [EM earnings - beware the consensus view] EM EARNINGS – BEWARE THE CONSENSUS VIEW

EM earnings - beware the consensus view

by Kim Catechis

Investors should take Emerging Market earnings forecasts with a pinch of salt, we see the positive prospects in the asset class.

1 October 2018
View [Deal or no deal - Positives for Mexico] Mexican trade

Deal or no deal - Positives for Mexico

by Kim Catechis

Only a few months ago, NAFTA (the North American Free Trade Agreement) looked dead in the water. The US seemed hell-bent on walking away from the 24-year-old deal, while Canada and Mexico were unwilling to concede any ground.

11 September 2018