Evolving Economy - Cyber Monday: 4 reasons online sales are surging

Cyber Monday evolved as the digital equivalent of US shopping holiday ‘Black Friday’, as retailers encouraged people to shop online.

Iggo's Insight - Hoping to give thanks

Markets want to trade with cyclical hope but we might be back in a wait-and-see regime for a few weeks.

Research - The emerging market COVID-19 debt surge – no crisis on the horizon, yet

As with advanced economies, the pandemic has led to a massive increase in public spending in emerging markets

Iggo's insight - Say goodbye, say hello

It seems we might have reached the point when it is reasonable to expect that growth will extend beyond online shopping, communications, payments systems and distribution businesses.

Macrocast 67 - Deep purple?

If after the January 5th run-offs in Georgia the Democrats still don’t control the Senate, President-elect Biden will have to try to follow a “purple pathway” on economic policy to address “secular...

Research - US election update: clarity, but not certainty

With results continuing to trickle in as initial vote counts conclude, multiple news agencies declared Pennsylvania for Biden over the weekend, taking him over the 270 votes needed for an electoral...

Research - Individual government challenges and the Covid-19 debt surge

Considering the rise in government debt in key developed markets

Research - Trump outperforms polling, in for the long haul

President Trump has done much better than polls suggested, but as yet the Presidential election outcome is unknown and appears on a knife-edge

Iggo's Insight - And the winner is....

It’s been a fascinating US election so far, as we all thought it would be. Fears of a presidential meltdown at the prospect of losing appear to be materialising before our eyes.

Iggo's insight - The trade-off

Comparedto the spring we have higher economic activity today even with much higher coronavirus cases.

Iggo's Insight - Go for growth

The economy always plays a role in how people vote. Prior to the coronavirus crisis, the economy had performed well under Trump.

Evolving Economy - Singles Day: China’s biggest e-commerce phenomenon

Singles Day originated in 1993 in China in response to Valentine’s Day and as a celebration of
being single.

Evolving Economy - Digital Economy with Jeremy Gleeson

The Evolving Economy Looking back at the evolution of the digital economy with Jeremy Gleeson ...

Digital Economy - Data & Enablers: Behind the scenes of big brands’ digital transformations

With many new businesses adopting a digital-first strategy, big brands are increasingly digitalising their business models to keep pace with changing technologies and consumer demand

Tomorrow Augmented How has the pandemic impacted the outlook for robotics?

COVID-19 has highlighted many areas where robotics have proven beneficial. Despite the global economic slowdown we expect the long-term trend to remain positive.

Tomorrow Augmented 10 ways the longevity economy is changing the way we live now

Longevity is about ‘whole of life’ – not just end of life. People of all ages are likely to use goods and services that come under this umbrella – which includes wellness, health and medical...

Iggo's insight - Covid hits WH

The symbolism of President Trump testing positive for coronavirus will not be lost on market participants and economists.

Iggo's Insight - Second lock

The increased number of positive COVID-19 cases across Europe has led to some restrictions on social mobility being re-imposed.

AXA IM named as the top investment manager in Europe committed to responsible investing

AXA IM retains its position as the number one asset manager committed to responsible investment in the Hirschel & Kramer (H&K) Responsible Investment Brand Index 2020.