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Macroeconomics

PMIS AND OTHER MIXED SIGNALS

25 October 2019

Are the global equity indices on the verge of breaking higher or are they simply back at the top of their trading range? Should we lighten up on positions here?

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CIAO MARIO

24 October 2019

Today Mario Draghi will preside over his last European Central Bank meeting. There is a lot to say about him and press comments range from the ‘whatever it takes’ period to the current discord in the decisive policy committee, after the latest decisions to lower interest rates and renew quantitative easing.

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EUR-USD Forex Dynamics

21 October 2019

At the end of September the EUR-USD cross rate had plunged below 1.09, but last week it seemed to be heading for 1.12. In October, the single currency has gained over 2% versus the greenback. So what has happened to change the picture? Or is this just a technical rebound? Time to take stock.

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FISCAL SPENDING: QUO VADIS EUROPE?

20 September 2019

Yesterday, the Organization for Economic Co-operation and Development cut its outlook for global GDP growth for 2019 from 3.2% to 2.9%, the weakest in a decade.

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IS THE GLOBAL SLOWDOWN NEARING ITS END?

18 September 2019

While equity markets had a boring start last week, there were interesting developments to be noted under the surface.

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