Italy’s Gross Domestic Product (GDP) increased by 0.2% in Q2 2015 with respect to the first quarter of 2015 and by 0.5% in comparison with the second quarter of 2014, the national statistics institute Istat has revealed. In July 2015, the Italian consumer price index for the whole nation (NIC) also declined by 0.1% compared […]
In reaction to CPI turning negative in the UK for the first time in April to 0.1% (yoy), Ben Lord manager of the M&G UK Inflation Linked Corporate Bond Fund, says: “CPI in the UK today fell into negative territory for the first time, posting a 0.1% decline year-over-year. Airfares presented a meaningful drag on […]
Spanish inflation rate hit -0.5%, as prices in the country’s shops kept going down in August, according to the Spanish national institute of statistics (Ine). The Spanish consumer prices index slid to -0.5% year-on-year for August. If the flash estimate of the CPI is confirmed, it would imply a decrease of one fifth in its […]
Italy’s consumer price index (CPI) declined by 0.1% in July compared with the previous month and rose by 0.1% compared with the same period last year, the Italian national institute of statistics (Istat) has revealed. The slowdown of inflation was mainly due to the extension of the decrease on annual basis of prices of regulated […]
Martin Harvey, fixed income fund manager at Threadneedle Investments about ECB monetary policy meeting coming up in the next days.
Allocation decisions could be different in future, according to Dow Jones Indexes and Parala Capital, which have jointly developed a method for making forward looking indices.
Global-listed infrastructure has continued to outperform global equities, driven by investors seeking low-risk business models that are relatively immune to a rapidly worsening global economic outlook.
As if their investment decisions are not difficult enough, fund managers have the added complication of deciding whether they are facing inflation or deflation.