Global wealth to grow by nearly 40% in five years, says Credit Suisse


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Global wealth is expected to rise by nearly 40% in the next five years to reach $334 trillion in 2018, according to a report by Credit Suisse. Today, global wealth stands at an all-time high of $241 trillion, or about $51,600 per adult. That figure is up 68% since 2003, with the US accounting for nearly three-quarters of the increase. Growth over the next five years will be driven by the emerging markets, with China alone accounting for nearly half. Credit Suisse calls China the "vanguard of the

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