INVESTMENT OUTLOOK

Slowing growth versus rising rates?

Read about global markets and trends in the May edition of Investment Outlook

Published on 06 May 20221 minute read

This monthly commentary gives a roundup of global markets and trends.

In this edition:

  • Global growth is slowing as the Ukraine crisis weighs on energy markets and China locks down to prevent the spread of the latest Covid strain
  • A buoyant labour market provides some hope for stock market investors, with jobless rates in the UK, Eurozone and US below pre-pandemic lows
  • Central banks remain committed to raising interest rates in the short term, but there are signs that US inflation is peaking
  • Any slowdown in inflation could temper the need for the Federal Reserve to raise rates aggressively

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