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Economics

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.

2019

JUNE

28JUN 2019

Economic and Strategy Viewpoint

Economic and Strategy Viewpoint - July 2019

In this month's Viewpoint we discuss the outlook for US interest rates as well as the policy options available to central banks in the event of a global slowdown.

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.

04JUN 2019

Economics

Australian rates sink to all-time low amid labour concerns

The Reserve Bank of Australia has cut rates in response to a labour market that has lost momentum, and amid concerns over household consumption and China’s trade dispute.

MAY

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

25APR 2019

Economics

Central banks of Japan and Canada join the dovish camp

Both the Bank of Japan and Bank of Canada left interest rates on hold, as expected, while tweaks to guidance imply a more accommodative stance.

11APR 2019

Economics

Is the UK stuck in Brexit limbo?

Extension to the Brexit deadline reduces the incentives for the UK parliament to compromise.

04APR 2019

Economics

Is the ECB’s guidance to markets proving effective?

Delays in tightening monetary policy lead to comparisons with Japan as negative interest rates become the “new normal”.