20 December 2023 – Following attacks in the Red Sea, shipping lines have already reacted and are avoiding the Suez Canal. US destroyer already successfully deployed, more warships on the way. Mexico in the fast lane: economy booming. Majority do not believe in recession: 2024 will be a good year!
- Red Sea route currently too risky: shipping lines take evasive action!
- Mexico in the fast lane: economy booming
- Fund managers: 2024 will be a good year
Red Sea route currently too risky: shipping lines take evasive action!
Shipping lines react: Merchant ships avoid Red Sea and Suez Canal
Following attacks in the Red Sea, shipping lines have already reacted and are avoiding the Suez Canal. They are taking the longer route around the Cape of Good Hope. Ships in the region have been diverted and some cargoes are under force majeure.
USA forms alliance for safe sea routes
No second Ever Given disaster
Despite the detours: No supply chain crisis like Ever Given 2021 expected. Shipping traffic in the Suez Canal continues, shipping companies activate replacement ships. Don’t panic: The situation is under control! But be careful: Don’t be fooled by misleading rumours and messages.
Mexico in the fast lane: economy booming
Mexico’s economy is soaring
Mexico is showing how it’s done: gross domestic product rose by 1.1 per cent in the third quarter compared to the previous quarter. The reasons? Record high domestic demand and a whopping 4.3 per cent increase in investment.
Strong consumption and low unemployment
The forthcoming 20 per cent increase in the minimum wage will further boost consumption. Added to this is a record-low unemployment rate of just 2.7 per cent.
Mexican equities on the upswing
As demand in the USA remains strong, Mexican equities could continue to rise. Mexico is still on course for success.
Fund managers: 2024 will be a good year
Majority do not believe in recession
Fund managers are confident about 2024, despite concerns about economic growth. The majority do not believe in a global economic recession.
Interest rates down, equities up
Almost 90 per cent expect central bank interest rates to fall and 60 per cent anticipate lower bond yields. They are therefore now focussing on riskier portfolios – a turnaround after the defensive year 2022.
Cash down, focus on equities and bonds
Less cash, more focus on equities and bonds – this could explain the recent top performance of equities and bonds. However, the focus is now back on balance, which could slow down the boom.
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