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Economic Update

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IFM Investors Chief Economist Dr Alex Joiner comments on the latest global economic news and trends.

The volatility that characterised global investment markets in February and March has continued into April. Market concerns in the US have been shifting from anxiety induced by the prospect of higher bond yields impacting valuations to fears of an escalating trade war between the US and China. Economists and investors are now clearly contemplating downside risks – whilst hoping a détente is reached.