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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
29 05, 2020

World markets themes for this week

2020-05-29T20:27:22+01:00

TESTY RELATIONS China just concluded its closed-door annual meeting of parliament, the National People's Congress (NPC), with top officials making clear that employment is the top priority.Fiscal stimulus worth more than 4% of GDP has been commissioned, primarily to boost jobs and incomes, but [...]

World markets themes for this week2020-05-29T20:27:22+01:00
22 05, 2020

World markets themes for the week ahead

2020-05-22T20:43:55+01:00

VACCINE RACE U.S. President Donald Trump has put his faith in anti-malarial drug hydroxychloroquine to ward off COVID-19, but governments and investors are focusing on a vaccine. Without one, it's unlikely economic activity can resume fully. So the race is on, and the [...]

World markets themes for the week ahead2020-05-22T20:43:55+01:00
16 05, 2020

World markets themes for the week ahead

2020-05-16T00:33:42+01:00

SUB-ZERO Love them or loathe them, negative interest rates are back in the spotlight as ammunition-depleted central banks debate the pros and cons of going down the unorthodox route already trodden by the BOJ and ECB. The Federal Reserve has so far brushed [...]

World markets themes for the week ahead2020-05-16T00:33:42+01:00
8 05, 2020

World markets themes for this week

2020-05-08T17:13:26+01:00

THIRD LAW OF TARIFFS China's exports rebound has been quickly overshadowed by dire predictions of Trade War II between the world's two biggest economies. Markets are hoping Donald Trump's threats to penalise China for COVID-19 are pandering to Americans' fear of China during an [...]

World markets themes for this week2020-05-08T17:13:26+01:00
1 05, 2020

World markets themes for the week ahead

2020-05-01T20:21:33+01:00

MAY DAY FOR CHINA China has headed off on Labour Day holidays but its leaders won't be resting easy. U.S. President Donald Trump has ratcheted up anti-China rhetoric again. He is threatening trade tariffs to punish Beijing for its alleged failure [...]

World markets themes for the week ahead2020-05-01T20:21:33+01:00
24 04, 2020

World markets themes for this week

2020-04-24T21:12:29+01:00

A BATTLE FAR FROM WON The European Central Bank is set to spend just over a trillion euros on asset purchases this year alone, has eased its rules on what it can buy and when, and has stepped up supportive measures for banks [...]

World markets themes for this week2020-04-24T21:12:29+01:00
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