The United States: Economists and the market expect a slowdown in inflation after last year’s decline in crude oil.
However, core inflation should remain around the Fed’s target of 2% as wage growth picks up.
China: While the nation’s shadow finance activity continues to shrink, China’s monetary easing should support yuan-denominated lending.
The Eurozone: The markets are much more dovish on the timing of the ECB’s liftoff than the economists’ consensus.
Credit: Covenant-lite loans and lower recovery levels will become a problem for investors in the next recession.
Emerging Markets: Foreign direct investment in Russia declined amid oil price weakness.
Global Developments: This chart compares yields (or yield equivalents) across select asset classes.
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