Market Overview – April 2022

Inflation soars and rates rise · 6 April 2022

The war in Ukraine and its impact on commodity prices remains one of the major concerns of investors. At the same time, the U.S. Federal Reserve, as widely expected, initiated the increase in its key rates. This is the first-rate hike since 2018. In terms of global growth, the slowdown in China has been confirmed. The Chinese government has also announced essential measures to stimulate its economy. The Chinese party's target remains ambitious, with growth expected to be 5.5% this year. At the corporate level, given the geopolitical uncertainties, corporate earnings estimates have changed little. 

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