A Cheat Sheet on the Deglobalization of the Financial World

  • 2016-12-08
  • Bloomberg

Homeward bound?

From Brexit and rising polarization in Europe to the protectionist rhetoric of President-elect Donald Trump, this year's played host to a series of political ruptures that threaten a breakdown in the existing internationalist order.

Compounded by dynamics that include money-market reforms and banks' rising regulatory costs, that's helping to fan fears that financial markets are poised to enter an era of deglobalization that mirrors the slowdown in global trade volumes.

The result, analysts fear, is more capital trapped within national borders combined with a shortage of dollar liquidity that will challenge the growth of cross-border financial transactions.

From banking credit to bond-market flows to emerging-market capital trends, we present a bevy of charts to sketch the current landscape of financial globalization.