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Rising interest rates in the USA
Rising interest rates in the USA
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Rising interest rates in the USA

The sentiment of the financial market participants has deteriorated in the past months, with the losses across numerous asset classes in the year to date seemingly the driving factor. Now we have to ask ourselves: are we at the outset of a new trend, or is this just a case of increased volatility? The general decline in prices has gone in conspicuous tandem with the increase in three important financial market ratios:

Quo Vadis Italia? – The 2018 general election in Italy and its importance to the economy
Quo Vadis Italia? – The 2018 general election in Italy and its importance to the economy
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Quo Vadis Italia? – The 2018 general election in Italy and its importance to the economy

The economic environment for Italy remains challenging. The fundamental problem is the low economic growth. Although the composition of the future government is still unclear, the party programs imply a persistent reform deadlock.

Growth picking up in the emerging economies
Growth picking up in the emerging economies
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Growth picking up in the emerging economies

Economic growth has increased significantly on a global scale and is broadly supported. According to our preliminary estimate, global GDP recorded a growth rate of 3.7% from Q1 to Q2 (annualised). While the developed economies have presumably grown by 2.7%, the emerging economies posted a growth rate of 5.2%. In this article, we would like to take a closer look at the emerging markets on the basis of classic economic indicators.

Solid Growth
Solid Growth
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Solid Growth

Some ten years after the outbreak of the Great Recession, global economic growth is positive and broadly based, inflation is low in the developed economies and falling in important emerging economies, and monetary policies are very supportive, cautious, and predictable. At the same time, company earnings growth has increased significantly, and the volatilities of many asset prices are low. This environment is generally positive for risky asset classes.