26-Oct-2017, 10:00 / Brokerage
The specialists of Rietumu Group have prepared an overview on the return of the investment funds of Rietumu Asset Management (RAM) for September.
Along with information on the structure and dynamics of the funds, the review contains the traditional analysis of the current political events and key economic factors that exert an influence on financial markets.
“Hundred years ago a historical event happened that shaped the world history. The Russian Revolution had changed the fate of dozens of nations, and influenced un many respects the development of civilization during the last century. Despite that the state that emerged after October Revolution had collapsed, the last month could again be called Red October. The 19th National Congress took place in China, a country that confidently moves to the throne of world leadership. Undoubtedly, the results of communist party congress will make an impact on the world’s development during the next decade,” say RAM experts.
Remarkably that the ruling Chinese Communist party has failed to announce a potential successor to its sitting general secretary. For comparison, the fact that XI Jinping will become a new general secretary had already been known in 2007 year. It’s worth mentioning that Chinese president Xi Jinping has accumulated enormous power not seen since the era of Mao Zedong. As a result, speculations have risen that Xi Jinping will attempt to remain in power for the third term. However, the fact that powerful head of anticorruption body, Wang Qishan, confirmed to be retiring, somewhat reduced a likelihood of the third term.
The party agreed to add amendments to the party’s constitution under the name of current leader - “Xi Jinping Thought on Socialism with Chinese Characteristics for a New Era”. The Chinese leader outlined a need to modernize army, continue to fight corruption, and proceed with the One Belt and One Road Initiative. The initiative is an extremely ambitious infrastructure project with an aim to connect China with Europe, Middle East and South Asia through sea and land trade routes. It’s worth mentioning that a head of major mining company is confident that the project will largely increase demand for hard commodities in the midterm.
Catalan independence referendum was held in the beginning of October and Italy autonomy referendums were held in Lombardy and Veneto at the end of month. “In both cases, majority of participants voted in favor of more independence from central government. Interesting that driving idea behind referendums was discontent to the fact that wealthy regions have to subsidize poor regions. Worth mentioning that the results of referendums could have major consequences for the European Project,” note RAM experts in the review.
The review on RAM and the current comments of the specialists can be found here.
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