Market expectations for the Q1 2016 earnings reports are muted, to say the least, leaving optimists to see potential for […]
With little economic news to focus on in the week of 4 April 2016, attention shifted to the Fed’s version […]
In recent weeks there have been large volumes of issuance of corporate bonds in the primary market confirming a healthy […]
“The Federal Open Markets Committee (FOMC) left the target range for the federal funds rate unchanged in January and March […]
The messages from the March FOMC meeting reveal a US rate-setting committee that is much more attuned to the risks […]
After having predicted a ‘warm’ winter, we now expect markets to perk up with the return of spring as participants […]
The current collapse in crude oil prices is unparalleled in recent history. Risks at current price levels appear to be […]
After a volatile start to 2016 for global financial markets, the focus for the last week of January was on […]
The Bank of Japan (BoJ) surprised financial markets on 28 January 2016 by announcing the imposition of negative interest rates. […]
Only one thing is certain at the beginning of this year: 2016 is a year of uncertainty! Ignoring any potential […]
Perspectives for economic growth in 2016: a mixed bag… In 2015 economic growth extended the weak and halting trend in […]
2015 was an underwhelming year for emerging market equities. There was wide dispersion between the returns of individual markets, with […]
There are major challenges that could impinge upon the quality of future human development as well as social development. By […]
If investors were expecting a quiet week ahead of the December 16 Federal Open Market Committee (FOMC) interest rate decision, […]
The ECB proposed several measures to support the eurozone economy and bring inflation closer to its target at the 3 December meeting.
The October FOMC minutes seem to suggest a higher level of confidence to start policy normalisation in December, despite certain earlier data weaknesses.
CPI prints for Germany, the UK and the US have all told a similar story: headline inflation is neutral to falling, while core inflation is rising modestly.
Investors in Asian bonds look set to benefit from the significant progress made in Asian economies, and more specifically bond market growth.