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While IMF global growth forecasts may have finally steadied after five consecutive semi-annual cuts, it is not to say that the global economy has stabilised and is set to normalise once again.
European markets are finding no shortage of things to worry about, whether it be the travails of the banking sector, the tortuous Brexit negotiations that lie ahead or the end of the European Central Bank's quantitative easing next March.
For the first time in many years, central banks' mettle is about to be tested. This will happen most obviously in the US and UK but also in the eurozone.
Global stockmarkets are still digesting the UK's decision to leave the EU back in June, and while economic data is holding firm, valuations in the UK equity market have polarised with material rises in companies deriving significant profits abroad, reflecting...
Fed rate hike would strengthen dollar vs the yen
In Europe, the European Central Bank (ECB) remains the dominant driver for yields. This year, it has been willing to extend the pace of quantitative easing (QE), add other instruments to the eligible pool, and signal new stimulus should it be warranted....
Recessions are unpleasant, but they are a part of the normal economic cycle and have an important role to play to ensure competitiveness and productivity remain strong, says Hector Kilpatrick, chief investment officer of Cornelian Asset Management.
The events of July and August cemented rates in the UK at all-time lows. With the cheapest bond in the yield curve being the 30-year gilt (yielding 1.4%), there has been little respite for conservative allocation to fixed income markets.
Richard Dunbar, investment director at Aberdeen Asset Management, analyses if the latest stimulus measures by the Japanese authorities could herald a second 'new dawn' for the country's economy, or are simply another lost effort
Concerns Japan won't escape "economic doldrums"
About 45% of the global bond market is now eligible for central bank purchases. While it is difficult to position for further significant falls in gilt yields, it is hard to fathom what will lead to yields breaking sustainably higher, according to SLI's...
By Mike Riddell, fund manager at Allianz Global Investors.
Stephen Macklow-Smith, manager of the JPMorgan European investment trust, takes a closer look at the factors that could drive an encouraging earnings story on the continent.
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Investment Week rounds up the key points after yesterday's rate cut by the Bank of England, and the introduction of what one economist dubbed its "bazooka surprise".