World Risk Development February 2018


World Risk Developments February 2018

In this month's edition of World Risk Developments we look at the following stories:

  • China—Understated economic rebound, but trade risks increasing
  • US—Fiscal largess amid economic upswing unsettles financial markets
  • World—Higher interest rates threaten positive credit outlook
  • South Africa—New leadership boosts mining and investor sentiment
  • India—Middle class unlikely to rival China; but export opportunities present
  • Saudi Arabia—Gas imports pose opportunities for Australian LNG
  • Emerging Markets—Rising resource nationalism frustrates investment climate
  • Saudi Arabia and UAE—Collecting debts is particularly difficult
  • Chile—Piñera presidency elected on program to improve investment climate
  • World—Declining freedom may frustrate economic prospects


Cassandra Winzenried, Chief Economist

Fred Gibson, Senior Economist


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