We round-up eight charts that caught our eye in October, including soaring palladium and bitcoin prices, consumer spending, changing China and sentiment.
We look at the huge shift of economic power towards a growing and increasingly wealthy Asian middle class, which - crucially - is both young and at ease with technology and rapid change.
Global Investor Study
Investors expect annual returns of more than 10% over the next five years, with millennials looking for nearly 12%.
Global leaders will meet in Bonn next month to discuss global progress in addressing the causes of climate change. Few commentators expect too much from the event.
At the Schroders Investment Conference Madrid 2017, delegates from around the world revealed their market and economic views in a series of polls.