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Sevda Sarp am 30th October 2015

Turkish Elections Round Two

Ⓒ Ulrike Gruber

Turkish early elections to be held on 1 November, 2015; and once more, the market is waiting for a positive outcome. Neither the country nor the market has more tolerance to absorb any further political uncertainty; however, the election outcome may not be too different from the results back in June 2015. Nevertheless, this time Turkey is closer to a coalition government.

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Gerhard Winzer am 28th October 2015

Mario Draghi – Deflation Fighter

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The arguments supporting a further rise in share prices have become stronger. The important central banks have been sending expansive signals in recent weeks, i.e. signals that support the economy and the markets. The latest measure was the statement made by the president of the European Central Bank (ECB), Mario Draghi, at the ECB press conference on 22 October.

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Gerhard Winzer am 20th October 2015

Twilight over the Capital Markets

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Are we now on the other side of the recent price decline in the risky asset classes? Global equities, bonds with default risk, and emerging markets have been recording significant gains. Has the fundamental situation improved, or had the assets excessively negative events priced in?

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Paul Severin am 16th October 2015

SO2, CO2; and H2O – an environmental story

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SO2, CO2, and H2O tell a story about threats to the environment. At the same time, these three chemical compounds stand for the possibilities of sustainable investment. Why Gerold Permoser, Chief Sustainable Investment Officer of Erste Asset Management, is hoping for H2O to become the next SO2 .

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Peter Szopo am 09th October 2015

The summer of our discontent

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Only in a few months we will likely know, whether the bull market that started in mid-2009 really ended in the summer of 2015. What we know, however, is that the headwinds that have emerged in recent months will not recede anytime soon. Another challenging quarter, it seems, lies ahead of equity investors.

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Gerhard Winzer am 07th October 2015

Will 2016 be “The Good”, “The Bad“ or „The Ugly“?

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The beginning of Q4 is the time for an outlook on the coming year. At first we want to establish the determining factors for the economic activity and the markets. On this basis, we will introduce three scenarios.

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Gerold Permoser am 02nd October 2015

Water as a scarce resource

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Dr. Strangelove is one of my favourite films. Pure genius, all the way through! In one of the bizarre scenes that illustrate the madness of the nuclear threat, the manic Brigadier General Jack D. Ripper (nomen est omen) explains to Captain mandrake, played by Peter Sellers, why he has just triggered a nuclear war and thus the end of the world: the Soviet Union are trying to destroy the West by contaminating the water.

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