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11JUL 2019

Powell tees up a US rate cut

In his Congress appearance, Federal Reserve (Fed) chair Jerome Powell set the stage for a US rate cut later this month. We expect more to come this year.

Economic and Strategy Viewpoint

28JUN 2019

2019

JUNE

24JUN 2019

Markets

Investors have a second chance to avoid leveraged loan risks

Leveraged loans have bounced back from a difficult end to 2018, but numerous risks remain. Investors who haven’t already reconsidered their positioning have a rare second opportunity to do so.

20JUN 2019

Economics

Fed holds fire, but July rate cut likely

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.

05JUN 2019

Economics

Trump targets Mexico, hits the Fed

We cannot be sure if Trump’s Mexican tariffs are just part of his bargaining strategy, but it may get him the Fed rate cut he wants.

MAY

03MAY 2019

Economics

The Goldilocks jobs market continues in the US

The latest US employment data supports the central bank keeping interest rates on hold.

02MAY 2019

Economics

Watching and waiting: Fed in neutral

The Fed’s next move is likely to be a rate cut, but not until next year

APRIL

26APR 2019

Economics

Robust US growth figures calm recession worries

Weaker inflation suggests interest rates are likely to remain on hold

MARCH

21MAR 2019

Economics

Fed turns more dovish and signals an end to rate hikes

The Federal Reserve signals no rate rises for 2019