19th January 2020

GLOBAL Developments Bottomline: The US-China Phase 1 trade deal was signed last week: however, much uncertainty and skepticism remain as the wording and amount of China’s purchases sowed doubts (and saw prices of corn, soybeans dip) and critical issues like cyber theft, state-owned enterprises and industrial subsidies are not addressed in the current deal, while…

13th January 2020

GLOBAL Developments Bottomline: Coming up this week is the potential signing of the US-China Phase 1 trade deal, as the US-Iran tussle continues: so far this year, the US killed Iran’s top military commander, Iran retaliated with missile attack on US troops in Iraq, US imposed additional sanctions on Iran and rebuffed an Iraqi request…

5th January

GLOBAL Developments Bottomline: US-Iran tensions flared up in the New Year, with the killing of Iran’s top military leader – the Eurasia Group estimates a 28% likelihood of a short, limited conflict. Any such conflict will act as a further dampener on global growth – not that there is any dearth of uncertainty already, with…