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13 Jun 2019
Swiss Re Institute
We see 35% probability of recession in the US in 2020, mostly due to external factors. Recession would hit re/insurers' net ...
After better than expected 1Q19 macro figures, global growth is set to weaken again. Long bond yields are likely to remain lower ...
31 May 2019
RMB internationalisation is set to continue in spite of US-China trade tensions. We expect RMB pricing will become more ...
17 May 2019
With interest rates remaining low, US life insurers have been seeking higher yields and as such, have increased their exposure to ...
10 May 2019
Global growth is stabilising, and we have marginally upgraded our forecasts accordingly. The balance of risks remains negative ...
02 May 2019
Promoting gender diversity would increase economic growth by close to 25% by 2025, and also increase insurance premiums and ...
18 Apr 2019
A change in the political landscape in Venezuela will not bring about a quick reset of its current economic reality. Far-reaching ...
12 Apr 2019
Central bank de-facto independence must be maintained. It has led to many years of low and stable inflation, and also ...
04 Apr 2019
Global growth is slowing from the strong pace of 2018. The balance of risks around global growth remains tilted to the downside, ...
21 Mar 2019
EU-sceptics are set to make gains in the EU Parliament elections in May. The near-term economic and financial market impact will ...