China has imposed new tariffs on products imported from the US. It is a direct response to President Trump’s announcement of charges on steel and aluminium imported in to America. Beijing says the move is to safeguard the country’s interests. The main concern is that the situation could escalate further, if the U.S. goes ahead with its plan of tariffs on Chinese imports. According to Washington this is a retaliation for years of alleged intellectual property theft. Continue reading Markets fall as US-China trade-war-fears grow.
The war of words between Donald Trump and North Korea has brought volatility back into markets. The geopolitical uncertainty affects global markets across the board, including equities, bonds and gold. How we feel about the market risk? How close are we to war? What is the significance of the military preparations and deterrents? These and similar questions have become more common than at any time since the financial crisis. Continue reading How close is the world to war? The alarming reality.