The global economy at the peak of growth

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25.06.2021 by Dan Scott Reading time: 1 minute(s)

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The world recovers fast from the pandemic: Check out here whether the optimistic forecasts from our Investment Outlook 2021 remain confirmed.

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From "boarding" to "take-off"

The economy exceeded the forecasts made at the beginning of the year. Globally, the economy moved from our "boarding" scenario to the "take-off" scenario. There are 4 reasons explaining this behavior:

  • Covid-restrictions had less impact on the economy than expected.
  • Faster global Covid-vaccination campaigns than assumed last year
  • Better than expected performance of Asian emerging markets
  • Faster and higher U.S. public spending

One consequence of this quicker recovery is likely to be that central banks are scaling back their support earlier than expected. As a result, the global economy is currently at a "peak" not only in terms of monetary stimulus, but also in terms of public spending and governmental support measures as well as inflation and economic growth. In this environment, Vontobel is reducing its equity weighting, but remains overweight and risk-on positioned.



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