Worst quarter in several years in Q4
Fell by $4trn since January 2018
QE expected to finish at year end
With the European Central Bank set to stop new quantitative easing at the end of 2018 and market chatter about an interest rate increase in 2019, have prospects for the spluttering European economy and financial markets taken a turn for the worse?
A new direction for Germany?
Tit-for-tat rhetoric doing little to ease tensions within bloc
Boost in products being issued
Avoiding mis-timed rate hike
Trade war tensions a distraction
Two scenarios outlined
Europe appears to be in the twilight of the mid-cycle, with economic growth setting at a solid, sustainable pace.
Trade wars continue to dominate headlines. It is often the explanation behind any sell-off.
US in 'tightening' mode
Navigating a volatile market
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Set the record on 22 August
How have they performed this summer?
After a strong 2017, the first half of this year has seen increased volatility in world markets, as monetary policy tightens and political events elicit caution. World growth is expected to remain robust, but with downward revisions for the next two years....
European credit markets were hit this year by the rise in global trade tensions, a sudden spark in equity volatility and further political risks in Europe, mainly Italy.
Central banks and multi-asset in the spotlight
Gold prices set to soar
Yield and credit curves flat in several markets
Eurozone inflation eased back to a rate of just 1.1% in February. As in the US, there is some indication of a modest pick-up in wage growth, and this has in the past been closely associated with the rate of inflation in the service sector.
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