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NEMETHY: Key economic and financial drivers to watch in 2023

Les Nemethy CEO and founder of Euro-Phoenix Financial Advisors January 10, 2023

There is an old joke that the role of economic forecasters is to make astrologers look good. Forecasting GDP or inflation for the upcoming year with any degree of accuracy is virtually impossible, but there are some scary signs appearing.

The woman who discovered Jack Dorsey's new bitcoin bet in Africa first

bne IntelliNews December 21, 2022

In December the investment community took notice of Jack Dorsey’s most recent moves in Africa when his tech conglomerate Block, Inc. co-led a $2mn investment round into Gridless, a bitcoin mining company in Africa.

Start of a new super cycle – fat and flat for 2023?

Ben Aris in Berlin December 15, 2022

The global economy has been through some enormous changes in recent years, leading investors and analysts to believe we are at the start of a new high-inflation, lower-growth super-cycle that could last for as long as a decade.

IMF: Global food prices to remain elevated amid war, costly energy, La Niña.

Ervin Prifti . December 14, 2022

Interest rate hikes have eased price pressures, but the weather, war and material costs could keep food prices elevated for longer,

IMF: Riding the global debt rollercoaster

Vitor Gaspar Paulo Medas and Roberto Perrelli for the IMF December 13, 2022

Global debt remained above pre-pandemic levels in 2021 even after posting its steepest decline in 70 years, underscoring the challenges for policymakers.

NEMETHY: The case for gold today – again

Les Nemethy CEO and founder of Euro-Phoenix Financial Advisors December 12, 2022

In April 2021 gold was sitting around a price of $1,700; as of December 10, 2022 it is now approaching $1,800. Relative to just about every other asset class, this is not a bad performance.

Ukraine launches "Grain From Ukraine" scheme

Dominic Culverwell in London November 28, 2022

Ukraine launched the "Grain From Ukraine'' scheme on Holodomor Memorial Day, the Kyiv Independent reported on November 27.

Bond investors rush into high yielding bonds on receding EM debt crisis fears, but the polycrisis pressure is still on

Ben Aris in Berlin November 25, 2022

The polycrisis has eased off and the US Fed signalled that it will slow rate hikes as inflation appears to be peaking. That is good news for EM markets and investors have been buying high yielding debt as default fears abate.

The number of people without access to electricity is rising for the first time in decades, mostly in Africa

bne IntelliNews November 15, 2022

The number of people without access to electricity is rising for the first time in decades, says IEA, thanks to the energy crisis.

The Black Sea grain deal is about to expire. What is at stake for Africa?

Marco Cacciati in Berlin November 8, 2022

On October 29, Russia pulled out of the landmark “Black Sea Initiative” grain deal, brokered by the UN and Turkey last July, only to rejoin a few days later. However, the deal is set to expire soon, and its extension is uncertain.

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