The Global Food Crisis

Instead of a post-pandemic recovery phase, global economies are now experiencing further downward revisions to growth prospects due to a complex combination of new challenges. The United Nations food agencies…

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Growth or Value Investing

In the midst of the current economic environment of rising inflation and economic slowdown, exists a recurring debate among investors of which is better – growth or value investing? Many…

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Inflation Targeting

Inflation is generally defined as a rise in the general level of prices over a given period of time and is often compared to standardised timeframes such as month-on-month, quarter-on-quarter…

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Bear Markets

The terms bear and bull markets refer to trends in stock markets and can be used to describe the share price pattern in an overall market or index.  Individual securities…

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The Costs and Benefits of Dollarization

Currency substitution, also known as dollarization, refers to a country’s use of a foreign currency in parallel to or in place of its own domestic currency. While currency substitution can…

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Is Stagflation a real threat today?

It is little surprise that the word “stagflation” is trending as the world contends with the possibility of slower economic growth, higher unemployment and higher inflation. Stagflation would be an…

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Climate Change & The Labour Market

The recent surge in catastrophic natural disasters and worldwide calamities would have forced most countries to re-evaluate economic growth models with specific emphasis on consumption and production practices. Presently, through…

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Rising Interest Rates and the Impact on Bonds

What are Bonds? Bonds are securities that represent a loan from a group of investors to a company, government or government agency.  The borrower will seek to issue bonds when…

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Review of Equity Markets over the 1st Quarter 2022

International Market Review The strong momentum that characterized the last quarter of 2021 was not evident in the first quarter of 2022 as uncertainty and volatility permeated throughout much of…

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Central Bank Digital Currencies (CBDCs)

Digital currencies are not a new phenomenon in the modern world, as matter of fact, out of the USD21 trillion in circulation in the United States, only about USD2 trillion…

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Global Agriculture Prices

At the beginning of the year economic activity across the globe continued picking up as governments’ covid-19 vaccination drives boosted consumer confidence. Although robust fiscal and monetary stimulus packages unwound,…

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Conflict, Sanctions and Stagflation

 The crisis in Eastern Europe has rocked the global economy, casting shadow over what was expected to be a year of strong recovery following two years of depressed activity brought…

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The Value of Investing in an Inflationary environment

  Inflation has been a major discussion point following the pandemic, as economies around the world recover from the decline in economic activity caused by the spread of the Covid-19…

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Geopolitical Tensions

During 2021, confidence about the global economic recovery began to strengthen as various developed and emerging market nations began the rollback of pandemic-related restrictions as inoculation programs kicked off. Rising…

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