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Will the global economy stay stable or tumble like a house of cards?

Samantha Chiew
Samantha Chiew7/21/2022 05:32 PM GMT+08  • 8 min read
Will the global economy stay stable or tumble like a house of cards?
Will US Fed chairmain Jerome Powell’s prediction that “the path to a happy-ending scenario has become extremely narrow” come to fruition? Photo: Bloomberg
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Investors are getting more worried as they enter the second half of the year. More specifically, there are three burning questions on their minds.

Firstly, having gone through one of the worst yearly first halves ever, have global markets priced in the extreme consequences of an incredibly sharp and global reversal in the cost of money with ongoing rate hikes?

Secondly, after China’s strict zero-Covid policy where Shanghai went into an extended period of lockdown, is the worst over for the country and is there hope of some recovery for its domestic stock markets in the second half?

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