Greece is back in the headlines with the resumption of bailout talks. As its economy continues to struggle, Neil Dwane, global strategist for Allianz Global Investors, wonders if Greece and the EU can learn lessons from Iceland, which found a way to turn short-term pain into long-term gain.
Sluggish growth and aggressive central bank actions following the Global Financial Crisis pushed interest rates down to unprecedented levels, even negative outside the US, for longer than many would have expected.
The highly valued US equity market has served many investors well in recent years, but Neil Dwane, Global Strategist for Allianz Global Investors, warns investors should watch for several factors that could put downward pressure on prices. At the top: Trumponomics troubles and growing inflation fears.
One hundred years after the Russian Revolution, the tsars and the USSR may be gone, but Russia itself is alive and well. Neil Dwane, Global Strategist for Allianz Global Investors says that with the US becoming more isolationist, Russia has a chance to revise its standing with the US and EU – but this time, as an equal.
While China celebrates its Lunar New Year, the reform-minded President Xi is likely polishing up his next Five Year Plan, says Neil Dwane, Global Strategist for Allianz Global Investors. Perhaps he will put his own twist on a predecessor’s strategy and look to strengthen China in four key areas: agriculture, science and technology, defense and industry.
Within hours of assuming office, Donald Trump began issuing executive orders and policy proposals to fulfill his campaign promises. Neil Dwane, Global Strategist for Allianz Global Investors, asks if Trump really wants to “make America great again”, is he addressing the long-term structural problems that sorely need fixing?
In his roundup of our latest Investment Forum, Neil Dwane, Global Strategist for Allianz Global Investors, highlights the top themes driving markets and economies – including China’s growing role in global indices, Trump’s ability to disrupt the status quo, Europe’s super-election cycle and the “hunt for income” going global.
Global Strategist for Allianz Global Investors Neil Dwane says the rumbling sound being heard by politicians and power-brokers at the World Economic Forum in Davos comes from a new political avalanche of populism – one that threatens to sweep away decades of pro-globalization sentiment and change the investment landscape.
As the markets close the books on another tumultuous year, Neil Dwane, Global Strategist for Allianz Global Investors, says investors should keep watch on the rise of populist politics, China’s re-emergence as a global growth engine and a renewed focus on government spending as interest rates remain low.
Peering into the next 12 months, Neil Dwane, Global Strategist for Allianz Global Investors, looks at how 10 hypothetical events – including a “soft Brexit”, the rise of “green bonds” and a Le Pen victory in France – could affect economies and markets around the world.