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Emerging markets take a breather

By: Mark Dowding | 10 Nov 2017

Option volatility on Bunds and Treasuries continued to fall over the past week. With last week’s glut of data and central bank activity out of the way,…

Understanding climate risk: How carbon footprinting can help

By: Stephanie Maier | 10 Nov 2017

Climate change is no longer just a potential investment risk in the distant future – it already is one today. It represents an urgent threat to corporations,…

Guy Wagner: All main regions are currently contributing to the growth of the global economy

By: Guy Wagner | 09 Nov 2017

In the United States, the Eurozone, Japan and China, economic growth continues to be robust. All the main regions are currently contributing to the growth of the…

Alternative Strategies and ETFs

By: Detlef Glow | 06 Nov 2017

ETFs have written a success story in Europe over the past 15 years, and the market does not yet seem to be over-saturated. Instead, the opposite seems…

US equities one year since Trump’s election

By: Nadia Grant | 06 Nov 2017

US equities have outperformed global equities since the beginning of the recovery because the US economy was initially the sole engine of global growth, as European countries…

The week ahead: back to normal?

By: Hans-Jörg Naumer | 03 Nov 2017

The current upswing in the US economy, on which much of the rest of the world depends as well, has now been under way since mid-2009, or…

Modi to propel Indian growth through recapitalisation and infrastructure

By: Simon Finch | 03 Nov 2017

It has been a frustrating couple of years for India. Political stability and the undoubted momentum surrounding reforms have propelled India to the top of the many…

Investec’s Shah comments on the BoE’s interest rates rise

By: Shilen Shah | 02 Nov 2017

As expected, the BoE increased interest rates by 25bps in a historic move. The committee vote for the rate increase by a 7-2 majority. The key driver…

Expect six-month pause after first BoE hike in a decade

By: Craig Veysey | 02 Nov 2017

While some Bank of England MPC members – even among the most dovish – have been talking up more than one hike, we do not think the…

All good comes to those who wait in India

By: Jan Dehn | 02 Nov 2017

In a very meaningful policy announcement the government said it will recapitalise public sector banks to the tune of 1.4% of GDP, or $32bn. According to the…

Quantum computing brings cyber security apocalypse

By: James Butterfill | 01 Nov 2017

James Butterfill, head of Research & Investment Strategy at ETF Securities argues that quantum computers pose a burgeoning threat to internet security which could have  detrimental economic…

Challenges that private companies face when looking to make investments in China

By: Ping He | 01 Nov 2017

For overseas private companies, including UK businesses, making investments in China can be challenging. In 2017, the World Bank’s Doing Business Report 2017 ranks China 78th out…

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