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Economic and Strategy Viewpoint

23AUG 2019

Economic and Strategy Viewpoint - September 2019

In their latest forecast update, our economists downgrade their projections for global growth due to the recent escalation in the US-China trade war.

2019

AUGUST

15AUG 2019

Markets

Why USD corporate bonds are set to attract international investors

The falling costs of hedging mean international investors could be more attracted to US dollar corporate bonds.

15AUG 2019

Markets

What do “lower for longer” interest rates mean for value investors?

Low interest rates have lengthened this economic cycle and encouraged risky investment behaviour.

15AUG 2019

Markets

Economy on red alert with yield curve close to inversion

With yield curves close to inverting in the US and UK, Keith Wade, Chief Economist, explains the implications for the economy.

07AUG 2019

Markets

Should municipal bonds be a core holding for ESG investors?

Investors on the lookout for ways to invest more responsibly may have overlooked the ESG characteristics inherent in many municipal bonds.

06AUG 2019

Markets

Monthly markets review - July 2019

A look back at markets in July when shares made a modest advance and all eyes were on the Federal Reserve meeting at the end of the month.

JULY

30JUL 2019

Markets

Is sustainable air travel an electric dream?

The electrification of small planes is an exciting development, but it won’t be anywhere near enough to offset aviation’s hefty carbon footprint.

29JUL 2019

Markets

Climate Progress Dashboard: new emissions pledges fail to change outlook

A pick-up in renewable energy capacity moves the dial in the right direction, but this is cancelled out by increased fossil fuel production and continued growth in reserves.