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Signs of a future increase in inflation

I…For Inflation, R…For Rates

Signs of a future increase in inflation are becoming increasingly visible. Natixis IM explains some of these global clues. First it is US long-term inflation outlook, which is currently situated around 2-3% and trending clearly higher.



The government of India took control of Infrastructure Leasing & Financials Services (IL&FS) last week

India Averted Their ‘Lehman’ Moment With The Takeover Of IL&FS

The government of India took control of Infrastructure Leasing & Financials Services (IL&FS) last week in order to ensure its liquidity and solvency as well as to preserve stability in the financial system. For analysts at Julius Baer, “this should alleviate concerns on the money, debt and capital markets but does not equate to a bail out.”


2018 Brazil elections are taking place in a particularly challenging environment

Brazil Elections: A Difficult Race In A Difficult Context

On Sunday  7 October, all Brazilians between the ages of 18 and 70 are being called to the polls to elect their next President .”This is an important election because the future administration will have the responsibility to tackle Brazil’s growing fiscal imbalances, and this will require challenging structural reforms”, analysts at AXA IM say.



Amazon is also increasing minimum wages following the general tendency in the US

Amazon Leads To Labour Inflation

There is news which has global resonance and influence because its importance. Such is the case with the increase in the minimum wages of Amazon employees by around 2$ to 15$/hour (a bit more than 13 euros). The measure will enter into effect on 1 November. According to Alphavalue´s analysts, “this not only blocks the competition (Walmart), but also confirms the shortage of manpower in the US”.




The 10-year US Treasury yield has risen to above 3.20%, the highest level in more than seven years

The Return Of US Yield- Jump To Seven-Year Highs

The 10-year US Treasury yield has risen to above 3.20%, the highest level in more than seven years. As commented by Jeroen Blockland from Robeco, “few investors anticipated that US yields would rise to these levels and this is currently causing a bit of volatility”.


The IMF seeks a realistic fiscal adjustment of 0.5% from Spain in 2019

The IMF Seeks A Realistic Fiscal Adjustment Of 0.5% From Spain In 2019

In relation to the fiscal deficit, the IMF has suggested to the Government of Pedro Sánchez that it calculates “realistically”the incomes it expects to collect from tax increases, to avoid a sharp increase in the deficit. The organisation has also lowered its forecast for GDP growth in Spain in 2018 from 2.8% to 2.7%. For 2019 the IMF expects GDP to grow by 2.2%, in line with its previous forecast.