Geopolitical unrest and the impact on global housing

decade on and the memory of the global financial crisis is beginning to fade. The world economy will grow at a steady pace this year, with GDP expected to increase by 2.7%, according to the Economist Intelligent Unit, with just four countries in the red.

However, this economic optimism is paired with an uncertainty that could shake the sentiment-driven residential property markets.

The safe havens are under threat from controversial leadership, hostile protectionist policies and two-tier cities that offer better capital growth. Western central banks are beginning the interest rate ascent and