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22 01, 2021

World markets themes for the week ahead

2021-01-22T18:54:23+00:00

NON-DAVOS DAVOS It is the end of January, so time for the Davos World Economic Forum (WEF), and Chinese President Xi Jinping, German Chancellor Angela Merkel, Japanese Prime Minister Yoshihide Suga and European Central Bank chief Christine Lagarde are among this year’s big-name [...]

World markets themes for the week ahead2021-01-22T18:54:23+00:00
15 01, 2021

World markets themes for the week ahead

2021-01-15T17:41:52+00:00

BIDEN BOOST? On Wednesday, Joe Biden will be inaugurated as the 46th president of the United States, taking over the leadership of a country racked by COVID-19, deep socio-economic divisions and facing challenges to its global leadership role. Biden has proposed [...]

World markets themes for the week ahead2021-01-15T17:41:52+00:00
8 01, 2021

World markets themes for the week ahead

2021-01-08T21:07:58+00:00

BIDEN BET One trade is gripping markets in the early days of 2021: reflation - nowhere more evident than in bonds, where U.S. 10-year Treasury yields topped 1% on Georgia’s Senate runoff results.Betting on a fiscal boost under President-elect Joe Biden, investors pushed [...]

World markets themes for the week ahead2021-01-08T21:07:58+00:00
18 12, 2020

World markets themes for this week

2020-12-18T18:05:04+00:00

CHRISTMAS CONUNDRUM Christmas is coming and many countries are torn between giving citizens a respite from stringent restrictions and tightening those restrictions with coronavirus cases soaring. Recent days saw the toughest tier of restrictions imposed on much of England, Germany going [...]

World markets themes for this week2020-12-18T18:05:04+00:00
11 12, 2020

World markets themes for the week ahead

2020-12-11T22:04:12+00:00

BREXIT AND BOE When the Bank of England announced a 150 billion pound increase in stimulus last month, it probably didn’t anticipate acting again soon. If a Brexit trade deal had been signed by now, as expected, that would have been sufficient [...]

World markets themes for the week ahead2020-12-11T22:04:12+00:00
4 12, 2020

World markets themes for the week ahead

2020-12-04T21:13:58+00:00

BREXIT MARATHON An EU official likened the current state of Brexit negotiations to a marathon where runners are “past kilometre 40” of the just over 42-km race. But four weeks before the transition period expires, a no-deal outcome is clearly a risk. Britain [...]

World markets themes for the week ahead2020-12-04T21:13:58+00:00
14 11, 2020

World markets themes for this week

2020-11-14T10:05:14+00:00

RECOVERY ALPHABET SOUP The world economic outlook is suddenly a little bit brighter after upbeat news on the Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine. Hopes of a strong “V” or even a “U” -shaped recovery faded after a second wave of infections forced major economies [...]

World markets themes for this week2020-11-14T10:05:14+00:00
6 11, 2020

World markets themes for the week ahead

2020-11-06T20:17:27+00:00

MILLION DOLLAR QUESTIONS Election week was not kind to the dollar. It flirted with yearly lows following a closer-than- anticipated contest that scuppers plans for a spending splurge and ushers in more predictable trade policies. The world’s reserve currency might well catch a [...]

World markets themes for the week ahead2020-11-06T20:17:27+00:00
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