By Shan Saeed
Global markets will stay volatile for the next 4/5 years. The latest biggest call comes from Blackrock assets that are pulling funds out of Japan amounting to $46 Billion. Surprised? It’s normal for the market to witness withdrawal of huge amounts. Quantitative Easing and Negative Interest Rate Policy would not be able to revive the depress economies in the FIRST WORLD countries. Global central banks have increased their balance sheet to $21 trillion in the last 2 decades. Standard Chartered and Barclays Banks are in for shaky times. Both banks are pondering over selling their assets in Asia to the local banking giants. Europe and US equity and bond market are seeing a lot of nervousness from the global investors. Europe’s economy will become 1/3rd of the global economy in the next 5 years. The French and Spanish farmers clashed over agriculture subsidies. Commodities prices are rebounding, thus bringing the cycle back for some countries.
Malaysia, one of the leading economies in ASEAN region
World Bank has set up a new office in KL on March 28, demonstrating the importance of this region in ASEAN. Major MNCs are moving their office in KL as Malaysia has emerged one of the leading economies of the ASEAN region. The demand for real estate continues to attract investment from local and international buyers. Good time for investment in the real estate market for wealth preservation.
About Shan Saaed:
A graduate from the Booth School of Business at the University of Chicago (USA) and IBA Pakistan (in collaboration with the Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania). He is also trained in Alternative Banking/Strategies from the Harvard Business School.
Shan has been quoted on Bloomberg, Al Jazeera TV, Hubbis in Hong Kong, CNBC, FT [Deutschland], Italian wealth management magazine, Islamic Finance News Malaysia, Smart Investor, Money Compass, Rotary Club USA, World Business Journal Singapore, Oil/Gas magazine Malaysia and many more.