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pH Outlook – connecting the dots of the global economy

We hope this new weekly Briefing will help you identify key changes in the wider landscape that may impact you and your business. We focus on critical areas for the economy including oil and financial markets.

Some of these changes are already becoming obvious, such as rising levels of debt and the threat of deflation due to lack of demand. Others are still to appear, and relate to the way behaviour is likely to change once the pandemic is over.  Our analysis is based on a lifetime’s experience of working in these markets.

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Volatility highlights rising uncertainty

Volatility highlights rising uncertainty

Volatility has spiked this month, as always happens when markets go through a period of major change. Time seems to speed up, as old certainties are discarded, and everyone tries to work out where we are headed next.

pH Outlook team

About The pH Report – Paul Hodges
Paul Hodges
Paul Hodges is a Global Expert with the World Economic Forum: he speaks regularly at international conferences and writes for the Financial Times.
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About The pH Report – Daniel de Blocq van Scheltinga
Daniël de Blocq van Scheltinga
Daniël de Blocq van Scheltinga Is Hong Kong-based with a background in investment/ corporate banking; he was the first foreigner to run an SOE’s finance department in China.
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David Hughes
David Hughes
David Hughes is an expert on the Middle East, and worked in Saudi Arabia for 5 years.
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Paul Satchell
Dr Paul W Satchell
Paul Satchell understands financial markets, having been an equity analyst with several leading investment banks.
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