28 February 2022
1 Credit rating agencies Moody’s and Fitch have assigned the highest sovereign ratings of AAA and Aaa, respectively, to the US. Meanwhile, Standard & Poor’s has assigned its second highest rating of AA+ to the country. As of 30 November, 2021.
How much do you know about rates?
Recognise the different terms related to interest rates and understand how much yield global government bonds can offer.
Four essential keywords related to interest rates
Central banks in some emerging and Asian markets have started to hike rates, but deposit rates may not necessarily move in tandem. This would gradually erode depositors’ purchasing power in an inflationary environment. To achieve potential returns that beat inflation, deposit-focused investors should base any investment decisions on their risk tolerance levels and wealth management objectives.
Why demographic change requires a new set of cards
Many Asian governments are considering incentives to encourage larger families. These evolving policies will be vitally important, as the region looks to sustain a fast-greying population.
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