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.
On 21 November 2014,The PBoC took markets by surprise by announcing a cut in the 1-year benchmark lending rate and the 1-year benchmark deposit rate, while raising the deposit rate ceiling
The recent US and China climate change accord spells opportunity and risk, but should give more oomph to the UN talks towards a global climate deal in Paris.
The World Bank this week published a report on impact of climate change which suggests dramatic consequences if more is not done to slow global warming.
On the 28-29 October, the FOMC held their monthly meeting. Steven Friedman reviews the FOMC minutes.
The Great Financial Crisis has shone a light on the value of flexible portfolio management, which is capable of dynamically adjusting itself to the twists and turns of the market cycle.