‘Golden visa’ residency schemes under the spotlight
Governments around the world are targeting globally mobile wealth, with a record 26% of global Ultra High Net Worth individuals planning for emigration this year.
US downturn on the horizon?
Talk of a possible recession in the US has been picking up. Its economy is facing headwinds from trade wars to slowing global growth.
A380 – Another European prestige project fails
Airbus will stop making the A380, pulling the plug on its iconic superjumbo that promised to revolutionize commercial air travel but failed to deliver on outsized expectations.
Optimism in Brazil
Many emerging markets had a dismal 2018. Brazil, Latin America’s biggest economy, was a rare exception.
The Euro’s 20th birthday
In its 20 years, the Euro, brought into being as an accounting currency in January 1999 (and a tangible one three years later) has defied its early critics, cheated a near-death experience (in the debt crisis of 2009-2012) and is now more popular than ever with the public.
Investing in Indonesia
Investors in emerging markets often overlook Indonesia, although the Jakarta index has soared and Indonesia’s economy could now accelerate.
Emerging Europe comes of age
Work has just started on a new BMW car factory in Hungary. This is likely to raise investment in the country by 1% a year, and raise growth in 2019-20 by 0.
Oil slide boosting growth
Oil is well and truly off the boil. In early October it reached a four-year peak of $86 per barrel.
Global property prices easing
The worldwide housing bull market is on its last legs. But not all countries are equally vulnerable to a downturn.