The Week in perspective

Three major global problems have dominated headlines and weighed on markets.

First, supply-chain snarls are straining everything from USPS delivery to Grape Nuts availability. Second, a chip shortage is slowing production of GM trucks, gaming consoles, and lots more. Third, a surge in ransomware cyberattacks has disrupted a large variety of organizations, including beef suppliers and big governments.

Meanwhile, the IMF lowered its forecast for 2021 global economic growth this week but raised South Africa's outlook.

To put things into perspective Michael Avery is joined by Nesan Nair, senior portfolio manager at Sasfin; Raymond Parsons, professor in the School of Business and Governance at Northwest University; Isaah Mhlanga, Chief Economist at Alexander Forbes