Cees Bruggemans: External complexity, Internal strain paints worrying picture

2015-10-08 08:33

Cees Bruggemans refers to both the local and international picture as a tornado in progress and says there’s no way to predict where it's heading.

Shaky China, Asia surveys leave outlook vulnerable

2015-10-01 08:53

Factories in Asia has cut more jobs as domestic and export demand shrivelled, adding to fears that cooling growth in China will jeopardize a fragile global recovery.

US govt shutdown could lead to volatility spike

2015-09-27 18:53

As if US markets did not have enough in the way of worries, the threat of another government shutdown has resurfaced and that uncertainty could add to volatility.

The future: Cees Bruggemans – Impending US Dollar supercycle

2015-09-21 14:21

Cees Bruggemans says the recent Chinese commodity supercycle is being replaced by an impending US dollar supercycle.

Yellen's rate blink shows green light for bond buyers

2015-09-20 13:24

The US Federal Reserve's decision not to raise interest rates is giving investors a green light to buy bonds on the view that the central bank won't move for some time.

Global economy ahead: All eyes on the US Fed

2015-09-13 19:30

The US Federal Reserve takes centre stage this week, eclipsing industry data from China, another grim inflation reading from the eurozone and rate decisions.

Fed says rate hike next month hinges on market volatility

2015-08-30 13:22

The Federal Reserve has left the door open to an interest rate hike even while several central bank officials acknowledged that market turmoil could delay its policy tightening.

Asian economies expected to bend, not break

2015-08-25 09:00

The world market turmoil bears ominous similarities to the contagion that has laid Asian economies to waste beginning in 1997: pressure on regional currencies.

China factory slowdown raises global growth fears

2015-08-21 10:30

Worries of a China economic slowdown has intensified after a survey showed the factory sector shrank at its fastest rate since in almost six-and-a-half-years.

Global economy: All eyes on Fed this week

2015-08-10 08:00

The search for clues to whether the Federal Reserve will raise US interest rates in September for the first time in nearly a decade is set to intensify.


Cees Bruggemans: The ‘What Ifs’ – uncertainty the only outcome

2015-10-01 17:53

Cees Bruggemans looks at the global ‘what ifs’, clarifying that these aren’t forecasts or predictions, just questions – with uncertainty the big winner.

Commodity collapse spells trouble for developing countries

2015-09-30 08:56

Slumping commodity prices pose a serious challenge to economic and political stability in developing economies.

Deeper China downturn, weak Europe dents outlook

2015-09-23 15:30

The outlook for the global economy has become bleaker as signs of a deeper downturn in China emerged, coupled with weak growth at best in Europe.

Fed gives SA breathing room on rates

2015-09-21 10:26

African policy makers worried that the US Federal Reserve’s liftoff will roil their markets even further, have room to breathe. For now.

Global economy worries prompt Fed to hold rates

2015-09-18 09:00

The US Federal Reserve has kept interest rates unchanged in a bow to worries about the global economy, financial market volatility and sluggish inflation at home.

China's economic growth sputters in August

2015-09-13 14:16

Growth in China's investment and factory output missed forecasts in August, pointing to a further cooling in the world's second-largest economy.

China fears linger as focus on Fed sharpens

2015-08-30 13:06

Fears over the health of the Chinese economy kept world markets on edge last week and China will remain in focus, along with the question over a US interest rate increase.

Dismal business surveys intensify growth fears

2015-08-21 13:33

Signs China's slowdown is getting worse and weak growth in Europe have further damaged the outlook for the global economy.

Fed minutes, Chinese property prices in focus

2015-08-17 10:00

September looks increasingly certain for the US first rate hike in nearly a decade but China's growing economic troubles could yet mess up its plans.

China and Japan show hints of healing

2015-07-01 10:30

Growth in China's services sector has picked up in June while big Japanese companies planned to ramp up spending at the fastest pace in a decade.

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