Friday Big Picture Report Archive

September 7th 2018

Economics & Trade One to keep an eye on

Recent economic news hasn’t been brilliant. Stock markets, commodity prices and a number of emerging market currencies have seen falls in recent weeks, just as the freight market had started to pick up. As the headwinds from the USA’s trade policies blow stronger and growth forecasts are questioned, we look at three of the main stories and what their impacts on the freight market will be. There are certainly some issues to consider in the near term, though a major impact is not part of our base case.