In this webinar, guest speaker, Stephen McGown, shares his experience and learnings from being held captive in the Sahara Desert for six years.
Economics & Markets
Global trade represents approximately 30% of global GDP. The world’s economic performance, especially global industrial production, is closely linked to the performance of global trade.
This year, “inflation” is one of the words most bandied about in markets. For some investors it is a concern, and for others it represents an opportunity.
STANLIB’s Chief Economist, Kevin Lings, highlights the need to multiply public-private partnerships to accelerate SA’s economic growth and generate employment and income.
In this webinar, STANLIB’s Chief Economist, Kevin Lings, shares his views on various factors impacting South Africa’s economic health, including risks and opportunities for growth.
The US Fed has made a major change in policy by moving to an average inflation target and reinforcing inclusive employment goals, STANLIB’s Multi-Strategy team explores the impact of this policy change.
In this webinar, STANLIB’s Senior Portfolio Manager in the Balanced and Equity team, Henk Viljoen, explores how balanced funds can provide both relevance and resilience in this economic climate.
In this article, STANLIB’s Chief Economist Kevin Lings and Head of Fixed Income Victor Mphaphuli discuss the positives, negatives and outcomes in SA’s Budget for the year ahead.
The structure of market drawdowns is an interesting concept to inform
investment decisions. This is particularly relevant as we continue to grapple with the ongoing temporary slowdowns in economic activity worldwide and protracted market uncertainty.
The South African economy has gone through a difficult time in the last couple of years. It has experienced rising unemployment, persistently low economic growth, rampant corruption, a systematically weakening fiscal position, and a clear lack of policy direction.
In 2021, the global economy is expected to expand by around 4%, assuming that the current vaccine rollout becomes much more widespread throughout the year.
Most investment professionals expect, and are trained to deal with, economic uncertainty. However, in many respects, the Covid-19 pandemic of 2020 completely overshadows previous crises.