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Economic activity across the six nations of the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) region is expected to slow sharply this year, according to the latest regional economic outlook from the International Monetary Fund (IMF).
With rising prices for fuel, restaurants and hotel rooms pushing up UK inflation, is it any great surprise we’re all staying at home watching Netflix?
With developed world political risk now posing the biggest risk to markets, Liontrust’s John Husselbee is encouraging his clients to focus on the global picture.
The market has set corporate America a low hurdle in the upcoming Q3 earnings season according to NN Investment Partners.
Joe Tennant, product specialist for the Schroders Multi-Manager team, explains the role inflation plays in an economy and the state of play today.
The current low growth, low inflation economic environment is likely to persist for a number of years and is what investors must bear in mind when choosing where to put their money, says Invesco Perpetual's Georgina Taylor.
The FTSE 100 closed just short of its record high on Tuesday, the same day the International Monetary Fund revised lower its projections for for global growth.
One of the keys to getting decent investment returns in the current economic climate is to tap into the stream of dividends paid out by companies, says Stuart Reeve, portfolio manager at BlackRock.
The United Kingdom economy has produced another set of strong post referendum numbers as it continues to appear in a robust state despite the upcoming Brexit talks.
The Fed and the Bank of Japan failed to disappoint markets on Wednesday. And, with that lack of disappointment, has come a growing belief that the banking sector might well be turning once more into a viable investment destination.
The Federal Reserve’s decision announced on Wednesday to keep rates on hold has left investors waiting to see the outcome and market impact of the Presidential election before a rate rise is put back on the agenda.
With news overnight that the Bank of Japan has unveiled a new form of stimulus, professional investors and economists reacted with mixed enthusiasm.
The sell-off over concerns that the Federal Reserve may raise rates on 21 September could develop into a good buying opportunity if economic growth persists, according to Trevor Greetham, head of multi asset at Royal London Asset Management.
Growth and inflation are going to remain subdued, so central banks will keep rates very low, which has serious implications, according to Neil Dwane, global strategist at Allianz Global Investors.
Tilney Bestinvest’s Gareth Lewis advocates a cautious approach in the wake of Brexit and the continuing low interest rates and quantitative easing climate, with investment in gold proving a successful option.
The Italian constitutional reform referendum this autumn will, or rather should, cause European investors to hold their breath more anxiously than they did on the morning of 24 June.
The Brexit vote has had a wider impact beyond the UK and Europe, temporarily derailing the US Federal Reserve’s plan to raise interest rates and allowing other governments to argue that there is a crisis under way that needs to be addressed with more forceful stimulus. Japan is a case in point.
With other major equities classes all having their own significant question marks, could the long awaited 'third arrow' finally be about the make Japan the best place to invest?
The Bank of England’s efforts to soothe the post-Brexit economy are discouraging savers from spending and pushing them into riskier investments, warned Psigma chief investment officer Tom Becket.
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