What’s the global outlook in 2018 with the China slowdown?

February 15th, 2018|Kwanji|

Risks to the Chinese economy are expected to remain among the key risks to the global growth outlook in 2018, with the Asia Pacific region especially vulnerable to the shock waves from a slowdown. “Significant economic imbalances continue to create downside risk to the outlook for 2018,” said Rajiv Biswas, chief Asia-Pacific economist at IHS [...]

The impact of China’s slowdown on currency

February 8th, 2018|Kwanji|

As we learned in 2015/16 China can have a considerable effect on the global economy and financial markets, so it pays to keep on top of the macro currents there. At the moment the early signs of decelerating growth in manufacturing and trade, and a slowing of property price gains raise question marks on the [...]

What impact is China’s slowdown expected to have worldwide?

February 1st, 2018|Kwanji|

According to the IMF, China has the fastest growing major economy in the world with growth rates averaging 10% over the past 30 years. At the end of 2017, China’s economy was the 2nd largest in the world by nominal GDP and the world’s biggest by purchasing power parity next to the USA. This world [...]

Why China’s economy is slowing down

January 30th, 2018|Kwanji|

China stabilised its economic ship in 2017, and conceivably most crucially, the credit binge appears to be waning. JPMorgan thinks that China’s debt-to-output ratio fell for the first time in six years in the second quarter of last year. Yet despite this, several top market analysts included a potential China slowdown in their assessment [...]

Inflation drops to 3% – what does this mean for business?

January 18th, 2018|Kwanji|

The UK's inflation rate has fallen this week for the first time since June. The inflation rate dipped to 3% in December, down from November's rate of 3.1% - a six-year high, as had been expected by the market. "The fall-back in CPI inflation from 3.1% in November to 3% in December marks the beginning [...]

What will the new MiFID II regulations mean for you?

January 11th, 2018|Kwanji|

The MiFID II regulations which were expected to come in last Friday are now anticipated to be delayed for at least of 3 months as the regulator looks to work with trading venues to compile the data necessary to make the measure successful. MiFID II an extensive piece of legislation. It’s an updated version of [...]

What does 2018 have in store for your finances?

January 4th, 2018|Kwanji|

INCOME Wage growth averaged just 2.2% per household for much of 2017 and there is little sign of change coming. This means that household budgets are expected to stay strained throughout 2018. According to the Lloyds Bank Spending Power Report, consumers are much more concerned about the state of the economy and their wages than [...]

Inflation hits a 6 year high – what does it mean for you?

December 14th, 2017|Kwanji|

Inflation rose to 3.1% in November, which is the highest rate in almost six years while the most recent data shows that average weekly wages are growing at just 2.2%. The annual inflation rate has more than doubled from 1.2% to 3.1% in the past year – its highest level since March 2012 – mainly [...]

What’s next for Bitcoin?

December 7th, 2017|Kwanji|

Bitcoin hit the $15,000 threshold for the first time today. The cryptocurrency has experienced an incredible surge in value; at the beginning of 2017, a single Bitcoin was worth under $800. The new record high comes after the announcement last week that a US regulator agreed to let two traditional exchanges, CME Group and CBOE [...]

What will the Brexit Bill mean for businesses?

November 30th, 2017|Kwanji|

Britain has agreed to fully honour its financial commitments as identified by Brussels. Currently, neither the UK government nor the EU have put a figure on the total amount but estimates imply that the payment will amount to about €40bn on a net basis. The Brexit Bill payment had been one of the main sticking [...]

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