This week we’re looking forward to corporate outlooks for the full year, and on Thursday markets will be scrutinising Federal Reserve Governor Jerome Powell’s biannual report
More important than this week’s data releases is the upcoming G20 summit in Tokyo – and whether it might ease the US/China trade standoff
Although the US Federal Reserve kept rates unchanged this month, the direction of travel is towards easier policy. Whether this will be enough to restore corporate confidence and spending may depend as much on the president as the Fed.
Market expectations of a rate cut are growing, and this week sees a lot of central bank action with meetings of the Bank of England and the Bank of Japan, and the ECB’s forum gathering at Sintra
In her latest Quarterly Investment Briefing Janet Mui, Global Economist, looks at how interest rates are set to move in coming months