Growth in international trade is lagging global income for the first time in decades, spelling more uncertainty for the world economy, Singapore’s central bank chief Ravi Menon said on Thursday. Menon said the other worry for Asia is the tepid growth of private investments in the United States. Source: Reuters
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“In a society where ageing is growing, savings — including capital invested abroad –- will fall as pensioners use that to finance their consumption in Germany,” it said. “This will probably reduce the current account surplus and could even turn it into a deficit.” Source: Reuters
Mexico is the most attractive emerging market for investors, based on a range of metrics analyzed by Bloomberg including growth, yields and equity valuations. India is the worst. “Both Mexico’s currency and bonds have been sold too much,” Source: Bloomberg
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