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Equities

06DEC 2019

Outlook 2020: Income

Income seekers may need to adjust their expectations and be prepared to invest for longer and spread their investments more.

Fixed Income

04DEC 2019

2019

NOVEMBER

05NOV 2019

Equities

Some inconvenient truths about income

Your investment returns may not meet expectations – so do something about it now.

OCTOBER

31OCT 2019

Economic Views

Fed hits pause, for now

Trade uncertainty and a squeeze on profit margins could see a return to rate cuts in 2020.

15OCT 2019

Equities

How damaging are the latest interest rate cuts for European banks?

We take a look at how low or negative interest rates affect the banking sector and explain why some banks are worse hit than others.

01OCT 2019

Economic Views

How will today's consumption tax rise affect Japan's economy?

In a weak global environment, the tax increase underlines Japan’s long-term fiscal challenges.

SEPTEMBER

19SEP 2019

Economic Views

Japan prepares for kick-off (of monetary easing)

Ahead of the start of the Rugby World Cup in Japan tomorrow, the country’s central bank opted to stay on the touchline following its developed market peers’ recent easing moves.

12SEP 2019

Economic Views

Draghi's goodbye gift: QE until 2026?

At Mario Draghi’s final policy meeting, the gloomy European Central Bank lowered interest rates and restarted QE without limits.

06SEP 2019

Economic Views

How trade wars are weakening the BRICs

Craig Botham explains why the economics team has downgraded the growth outlook across the BRIC economies this quarter, with weakness in 2020 driven by the trade war.