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31JAN 2019

The Fed: still the market's flexible friend

Snapshot: The US central bank’s more dovish stance has been welcomed by markets. We forecast another rate rise this year if activity picks up as expected.

2018

OCTOBER

05OCT 2018

Economics

Brexit: 23 answers to investors’ questions

There remains much uncertainty as negotiations between the UK and EU enter a crucial stage. Sue Noffke, UK equities fund manager, provides some clarity for investors.

MAY

04MAY 2018

Economics

US employment report signals the economy has peaked at a high level

Quickview: Recent data confirm the US is late in the cycle and we maintain our forecast for a total of four interest rate hikes this year.

APRIL

06APR 2018

Economics

Quarterly markets review - Q1 2018

An overview of markets in Q1 2018 when worries over US interest rates and trade weighed on global equities.

MARCH

22MAR 2018

Economics

New Fed chair Powell raises rates, growth and inflation forecasts

We still see scope for further interest rate rises from the Fed this year, following yesterday’s 25 basis point hike at the March meeting of the FOMC.

06MAR 2018

Economics

Why economic growth (and rates) could increase faster than expected

We’ve upgraded our predictions for how the major economies around the world will perform in the next two years. Here, we briefly explain why and summarise our predictions.

FEBRUARY

14FEB 2018

Economics

US inflation shows signs of rising cyclical pressure in January

Core inflation looks likely to accelerate further, putting pressure on the Federal Reserve to keep tightening policy.

2017

DECEMBER

13DEC 2017

Economics

Outlook 2018: Global high yield

Solid credit fundamentals, a moderate uptick in global economic growth with limited inflationary pressure and a favourable supply-demand balance all point to another good year for high yield bonds.