On 22 January, the president of the ECB, known in some quarters as Super Mario (Draghi), announced a major expansion […]
The ECB’s decision on 22 January 2015 to launch quantitative easing sends a strong signal on the strength of its […]
Index provider MSCI will start including foreign-listed companies in both the MSCI Global indices and MSCI Country indices from November […]
Demand is increasing for investment solutions with a clear view of the outcome at retirement. Here we propose solutions designed to meet three types of desired outcome at retirement: accruing capital for a project, buying an annuity and ensuring a decent income stream.
Falling oil prices are doing a power of good in helping narrow Ankara’s current account deficit, a notorious economic weak […]
On 15 January, the Reserve Bank of India (RBI), led by Raguram Rajan, reduced its key policy rate by 25bp, marking the first rate cut in almost two years.
China’s 2014 GDP growth of 7.4% only just missed the official target (of 7.5%). While CPI inflation in China in […]
Overall, the minutes of the December meeting of the Federal Open Market Committee (FOMC) portray a Committee that remains quite […]
As 2015 starts, it looks like the issues that defined 2014 will dominate the New Year as well: oil prices continue to fall and the euro faces more pressure.
Greater transparency and more shareholder involvement are at the core of the European Commission’s proposed amendments to the Shareholder Rights Directive
Inevitable measures to limit climate change will increasingly spell ‘carbon risk’ for investors; billions of dollars have already been wasted
This week, our chart focuses on the recent decline in oil prices and the impact on financial markets.
There is broad agreement in the investment community that the steep slide in oil prices will serve to support world growth through a number of channels.
Sector-neutral, low-risk equity strategies can efficiently generate alpha while reducing exposure to defensive sectors and thus the interest rate exposure
The recent reform of fuel subsidies by the new government in Indonesia and a policy rate hike by Bank Indonesia should help boost GDP growth.
Nearly two and a half years after European Central Bank (ECB) President Mario Draghi gave his famous “whatever it takes” speech, markets are still waiting for him to “show us the money”.
The global mean temperature is 0.8°C higher today than in pre-industrial times. The impacts on weather, water and sea level will continue to increase in severity as the global temperature rises.
November 2014 saw a number of significant economic events in Japan. As the repercussions of what is happening in Japan are likely to have consequences in financial markets around the globe we provide here a short overview of these events and our interpretation of them.