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17 January 2020
It’s been a very solid start to the year. The “risk” dial has been turned down and investors seem happy to be in the momentum trade. The Q4 earnings season is underway and the optimists will point to ...
16 January 2020
Bank of England signals January rate cut
• Five members of the Bank of England’s Monetary Policy Committee have expressed dovish caution recently, suggesting a near-term easing would be appropriate if economic conditions weaken.
15 January 2020
US-China: A silver lining in a strained relationship
A sudden rise in tensions has cast a dark shadow over Sino-US relations. While the trade war has been the most eye-catching instance, increased “decoupling” has also occurred in areas of technology, ...
10 January 2020
Growth better, returns maybe not
Lower global interest rates and renewed central bank balance sheet growth helped deliver great returns across bonds and equities in 2019.
19 December 2019
Data privacy: Trust is hard earned, easily lost
Personal data is the arguably the commodity of the 21st century. Over the past two decades, the monetization of personal data has fueled the rapid growth of internet-based technology companies.
17 December 2019
December Investment Strategy - It is getting (a bit) clearer
Good news on two major headwinds which defined 2019: trade war, and Brexit.
13 December 2019
Into the roaring 20s?
Together with today’s decisive UK Election result and better prospects for a trade deal between the US and China, it’s a risk-on end to the year. It’s hard to believe that the global economy continue ...
13 December 2019
Johnson wins UK General Election - Brexit and the cost of election promises
The UK outlook under a renewed Tory government
06 December 2019
Lebanon in the eye of the storm
Lebanon is experiencing its largest street protests since the end of the civil war. The country is struggling with economic stagnation, and its fractious and corrupted political system has failed to ...