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22/03/2023 - Business and Market Discussion
Stewart Aldcroft, Asian Fund Management Industry Consultant, tells James Ross that if the Fed raises rates this week, they will be seen as having maximum confidence in being able to control the situation. Barry Wood, RTHK's International Economic Correspondent says that on the other hand if tightening continues dozens of banks could face more trouble.
22/03/2023 - Your Money
The OECD said the global economy will expand just 2.2% in 2023, down from a previous forecast of 2.8%. The new projection for the year means output will be $2.8 trillion less than officials had predicted at the end of 2021. The Paris-based organisation slashed its GDP forecasts for all but one of the G-20, with only Indonesia featuring a moderately higher outlook. Europe is expected to be the hardest hit with the OECD now expecting Germany, the region’s biggest economy, to contract 0.7% next year. The US economy is projected to grow just 0.5% next year. In China, growth will slow to 3.2% this year amid repeated Covid-19 shutdowns and a crisis in the property market, “but policy support could help growth recover in 2023,” the OECD said.
27/09/2022 - 8:11am Business and Market Discussion
Will Denyer, US Economist at Gavekal, suggests that the US Fed will stop tightening its monetary policies when growth begins to come down to a point where inflationary pressures can be eased.
Andrew Sullivan, Managing Director at Outset Global, reports that Hong Kong's mortgage rates are fluctuating and can cause many potential issues.
27/09/2022 - 8:25am View from Japan