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Monthly Insights: August 2019

By | 2019-08-08T15:15:59+00:00 August 8th, 2019|Finance, Markets and Research, Watch This|

  Executive Summary The IMF reduced its global growth forecasts yet again in July, with growth of 3.2% expected in 2019, and 3.5% forecast for 2020 (both down 10bps since April). The most significant downward revisions to the growth outlook were seen in the EM space: Russia, Brazil, Mexico, and SA saw a cumulative 290bps [...]

Monthly Insights: July 2019

By | 2019-07-23T12:35:35+00:00 July 22nd, 2019|Finance, General, Watch This|

  Executive Summary The World Bank reduced its growth forecasts in June due to the trade conflict between the US and China – between them, the two countries account for more than a third of global economic activity. Global growth is now forecast at just 2.6% for 2019 from 2.9% previously forecast. The Fed has [...]

Monthly Insights: May 2019

By | 2019-06-03T14:23:38+00:00 May 10th, 2019|Finance, General, Watch This|

  Executive Summary Inflationary pressures picked up in March and April due to higher energy costs in the West and elevated food inflation in some Asian countries. In its latest World Economic Outlook (WEO) release, the IMF revised its global growth projection down to 3.3% for 2019 from 3.5% previously, predominantly as a [...]

Monthly Insights: April 2019

By | 2019-04-08T16:27:12+00:00 April 8th, 2019|Finance, General, Watch This|

  Executive Summary Despite the recent uptick in the international Brent price, it is still 2% lower than it was a year ago. Global growth is easing, and demand-pull inflation is receding, dampening the global inflation trajectory. Furthermore, global commodity prices remain low because of the slowdown in key consumer, China. All these [...]

The African aviation industry is still growing

By | 2019-05-24T11:09:19+00:00 March 20th, 2019|Aircraft Finance, Investment Banking, Watch This|

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=STkuIYIa_uE By James Geldenhuys, Head of Aircraft Finance; Nedbank CIB Africa comprises 2.2%* of the global market in terms of Revenue Passenger Kilometers (RPK), which measures actual passenger traffic. This might be a small number on a global scale but is certainly substantial on its own.  According to Boeing’s recent Market Outlook, 1190 [...]