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7 08, 2020

World markets themes for the week ahead

2020-08-07T19:55:30+01:00

WANTED: AUGUST LIFELINE FOR TOURISM August conjures up images of beaches and sunshine but it may not bring much respite to travel and tourism stocks. Battered by lockdowns, tourism has lagged a broader market recovery, with airline, hotel and leisure shares 20%-50% lower [...]

World markets themes for the week ahead2020-08-07T19:55:30+01:00
31 07, 2020

World markets themes for the week ahead

2020-07-31T18:49:39+01:00

LIRA LOW August can be a tricky time for markets. It was the month Russia defaulted (1998), China devalued the yuan (2015) and BNP Paribas kicked off subprime meltdown by freezing three of its funds (2007). Plenty could go wrong this August as [...]

World markets themes for the week ahead2020-07-31T18:49:39+01:00
25 07, 2020

World markets themes for the week ahead

2020-07-25T13:12:10+01:00

TALE OF TWO CURRENCIES The euro suddenly looks unstoppable, hitting 21-month highs above $1.16 after the European Union set aside differences and agreed a COVID-19 recovery fund. This signal of solidarity, combined with monetary and budget stimulus, could propel the currency to $1.20, [...]

World markets themes for the week ahead2020-07-25T13:12:10+01:00
10 07, 2020

World markets themes for the week ahead

2020-07-10T15:20:53+01:00

EUROPE: FINAL COUNTDOWN Southern European bonds and the euro have rallied hard in the two months since France and Germany mooted a 750 billion-euro ($848 billion) post-COVID-19 recovery fund. On July 17-18, European leaders meet to hammer out details. But differences remain on [...]

World markets themes for the week ahead2020-07-10T15:20:53+01:00
26 06, 2020

World markets themes for the week ahead

2020-06-26T22:10:14+01:00

HALF TIME World stocks have been on a rollercoaster ride in the first half of 2020. Having slumped 35% from Feb. 20 to March 23, they are now within 10% of February's record highs thanks to lashings of fiscal stimulus, interest rates slashed [...]

World markets themes for the week ahead2020-06-26T22:10:14+01:00
19 06, 2020

World markets themes for the week ahead

2020-06-19T15:27:21+01:00

'RUSSELL RECON' After one of the most severe equity market selloffs in decades comes the June 26 "Russell Recon", the once-a-year re-jig of FTSE Russells's U.S. index range, tracked by over $9 trillion in assets. Bank of America analysts predict big changes this year, [...]

World markets themes for the week ahead2020-06-19T15:27:21+01:00
6 06, 2020

World markets themes for the week ahead

2020-06-06T11:19:33+01:00

CROUCHING TIGER Have HSBC and Standard Chartered "chosen profits over human rights" in backing China's national security law for Hong Kong, as some suggest? Or does it reflect the tightrope businesses must navigate between Hong Kong's protesters and Beijing? U.S. special treatment for [...]

World markets themes for the week ahead2020-06-06T11:19:33+01:00
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