Saturday, October 22, 2005

Global Outlook on Capital Markets

The McKinsey Quarterly has stated that the total value of the world's capital assets has grown from $53 trillion in 1993 to $118 trillion in 2003. The liquidity of world assets has increased, as seen from the trend of increasing investment in equities and debt securities and decrease in bank deposits.

The United States has $44 trillion's worth of financial assets, one of the four major regions that owns 80% of all of the world's financial stock. The other three regions are the European Union, Japan and the United Kingdom.

Where is China in this picture?

Although China's financial market is relatively small and new as compared to Japan's, the McKinsey Quarterly still describes it as the world's "fastest growing," and "the country has amassed a sizable portion of the world's bank deposits."

Sources consulted:
The McKinsey Quarterly

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