Japan wants to lower the threshold from which a foreign investor must report its equity holding.
In reaction to the peso’s instability after the Peronist movement’s victory in primary elections, Buenos Aires has requested a rescheduling of its debt.
Investor confidence weakened across all regions, declining by 8.7 points (75.9) in August 2019, due to the global economic slowdown and declines in global manufacturing triggered by the escalating Sino-US trade war.
The suspension of the UK parliament on August 28 had deepened the financial industry’s resignation, with the prospects of a No-Deal Brexit rising substantiation, weakening the pound. UK-based Paul Jackson, global head of asset allocation research at Invesco, gives Asset News a pulse of the situation on ground.
The Nordic country has very little debt, amounting to just 35% of its GDP, and its longest issue matures in 2039.
Gerry Fowler, investment director at Aberdeen Standard Investments (ASI), comments on the negative yield curve in Europe this summer, impacted by factors such as the Sino-US trade war and Brexit uncertainty.
Strengthened investor confidence due to increasingly accommodative central banks led to a greater demand for bonds and a rebound of equity funds in June 2019.
As a direct response to volatility, 70% of investors changed their portfolios, with 37% opting for less risky investments and 35% choosing riskier avenues, according to Schroders Global Investor Study 2019.