Emerging markets: real reels as truckers’ strike paralyses Brazil
May was not an easy month for emerging markets in general and for Latin American currencies in particular as investors focused on the implications of US monetary policy tightening, as well as the pace of US inflation, causing a shift from riskier assets to ‘safer’ investments and sending Latin American currencies, notably the real in Brazil, lower.
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Valuing capital, be it cash, machinery or even human, is a mainstream practice, but regarding the natural environment through those glasses is less common, although impairments can have equally far-reaching consequences, also for investors.
In March, Britain and the EU reached a milestone agreement in their Brexit negotiations, but the road to a sensible outcome remains complex and long, with ample opportunity for spats and setbacks along the way.
Equity markets in March: another tumbleAfter the sudden swoon in equities in early February and their rocky climb back up in the following weeks, investors have taken a wait-and-see attitude, wondering about which scenario to adopt and about the impact of US trade policies.
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