Global Economy

The Next Commodity Super-Cycle

Does the rising price of industrial metals herald the beginning of the next commodity super-cycle? Industrial Metals have been increasing sharply during the last quarter. Global economic growth remains muted but is accelerating in emerging markets. In addition, capital expenditure in the mining sector has been weak leading to supply constraints. A short-term cyclical recovery seems more likely than the beginning of a new super-cycle.

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Africa's Redemption

Africa is standing on the cusp of much-awaited change, its metamorphosis being driven largely by civil society. Whether domiciled within the continent or spread out in diaspora, young Africans across the world are developing a new-found love for their heritage, motherland and its blossoming yet somewhat troubled evolution.

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ASIAN CENTRAL BANKS OUTLOOK

Since the Federal Reserve raised U.S. rates for the third time in six months, Asian central banks have not blinked. Unlike in past Fed tightening cycles, Asia is much more reliant on China, Japan, South Korea than on the United States.

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Hyperinflation Is Affecting Venezuela

Venezuela's hyperinflation is jaw-dropping. The country’s cash becomes a little more worthless every day. As violence and shortages worsen, the number of asylum seekers has spiked dramatically. 

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