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by Alexander Kalis | Managing Partner & Head of Investments at Milltrust International

Milltrust in the News

Bloomberg: Decoupling to Developed, Emerging Markets to Continue, Milltrust International CEO Says

Simon Hopkins, chief executive officer at Milltrust International Group, talks about the U.S. and emerging-market stocks, and Federal Reserve policy.

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BRAZIL: After a favourable result in the first round, Jair Bolsonaro (PSL) obtained the majority of the valid votes in the election held on October 28. Brazil’s stock market and currency have rallied his victory. President Jair Bolsonaro based his bid on a platform which is conservative in terms of customs but liberal in its economic proposals, with his adviser and likely future finance minister, Paulo Guedes, acting as the “guarantor” of his economic program.

As usual the new president will only be sworn in on January 1st, 2019. Thus, until the end of the year the market will focus on the formation of the new government itself and the proposals announced by its new ministers. The new president’s point of departure appears to be very favourable: his party, which was politically insignificant, has emerged from these elections as the second largest force in the Lower House, thus becoming the fundamental basis of the political coalition that will debate delicate themes, such as pension reform, in Congress during the next parliament.

From an investment point of view the reduction of the uncertainty inherent to the electoral process, coupled with an environment of low interest rates and accelerating growth, may generate interesting opportunities in local markets. The outlook tends to be particularly positive for equities, fixed interest rates and the long price index.

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China Railway Construction Corporation Limited is a state-owned construction enterprise based in Beijing, China, that is the second largest construction and engineering company in the world by revenue in 2014.

China Railway Construction is expected to speed up growth from 2H18 and on, driven by positive fiscal policies and the relaxation of credit conditions in China. We believe that such polices will support more infrastructure projects and benefit CRC directly.

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