We forecast total returns on continental European real estate of 4.6 per cent per annum over the next five years amid weak supply and strong demand from yield-hungry investors, combined with recovering rents.
The number of defaults in China’s onshore bond market has risen sharply recently. However, this trend should not pose a systemic risk with the government expected to keep refinancing costs down, according to Joyce Bing.
We expect the ‘Brexit’ vote to have a lasting impact on the UK real estate market. We have downgraded our forecasts for total returns on domestic property from 5.1 per cent per annum to 4.3 per cent over the next five years.
Demand for green bonds has soared in recent months – but it is becoming difficult to tell whether these bonds are truly delivering on promised environmental benefits. It’s time for more rigorous standards.
With core bond yields heading even lower, many investors are turning to both hard and local currency emerging market debt in their search for yields, says Aaron Grehan.