Economists have started using the term normalisation to describe what might be on the horizon for the global economy. However, countries emerging from various lockdowns and restrictions find themselves on different points along the growth curve. What does this mean for the rate setting cycle? And how can we navigate the patchwork scenario ahead? Hear insights from our economists, Eric Robertsen, Razia Khan and Kaushik Rudra.
Q2 Global Research Economic Outlook - Forecasting economic growth, inflation and the impact on emerging markets
Prospects for global growth are improving but the unevenness of the vaccine rollout is creating divergences across different economies and sectors. In addition, rising fiscal debt and the possibility of inflation are looming in developed and emerging markets. If inflation becomes an embedded risk for a greater than expected rise in rates/yields, what will the consequences be on emerging markets in the near term and longer term? Hear insights from our global research economists, Sarah Hewin and Edward Lee.
Much talk lately has focused on the idea of US exceptionalism leading global recovery. At the same time, there are other economies that are also picking up across emerging markets, while some are falling behind. This is creating vast divergences across regions and sectors and performance of various financial instruments. In these complex times, what is the best investment strategy? Hear insights from our global research strategists, Eric Robertsen and Kaushik Rudra.
Digitalised, distributed and disrupted – that’s global trade today. But not many technologies have stirred up so much interest than blockchain, especially for moving closer to paperless trade and reducing trade finance costs. For Standard Chartered, a major focus is on leveraging blockchain to digitise trade finance in a secure way while continuing to support clients in their financing transactions
In this podcast, Zelda Anthony, Executive Director DLT Strategy and Execution, and Samuel Mathew, Global Head of Documentary Trade for Transaction Banking at Standard Chartered share insights into the practical implementations of blockchain in trade, its biggest benefits to clients and what more can it do.