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Mamma mia! Here we go again: Italian budget woes unnerve investors

Italian budget

The proposed Italian budget deficit for 2019 has been ill-received by markets. Could things get worse before they get better?   Italy is in trouble once more.   The 10-year Italian bond (BTP) yield has risen 80 basis points to 3.55%1 since late last month on news that the draft Italian budget plan (officially sent

October 17, 2018 Categories: Investment Strategy

Fed rate hikes. Italian bond movements. Did anyone notice?

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Oct 1, 2018 Categories: Market Updates

What’s hurting emerging markets this year?

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Sep 10, 2018 Categories: Market Updates
GLOBAL MARKET OUTLOOK

2018 Global Market Outlook – Q3 Update

Do increasing political risks pose to a threat to global economic growth? See what our strategists’ views are for the third quarter of 2018 and beyond. View the full report.   Be alert: Trade-war and U.S. recession   The two key global market trends of early 2018 – U.S. growth leadership and the U.S. dollar

Why did political turmoil in Italy spark a sell-off in markets?

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Jun 4, 2018 Categories: Market Updates
Uncertain times for Italian politics

Update: Uncertain times for Italian politics – recent developments and watch points

Editor’s note: This blog has been updated following the latest news. The breakdown of Italy’s proposed coalition government led to soaring Italian government bond yields and queries about what’s next for the eurozone’s third-largest economy. Today, Wouter Sturkenboom, Senior Investment Strategist, updates his views in light of recent developments.    Relief rally as new Italian

Jun 1, 2018 Categories: Geopolitics
French Election

Macron wins French Presidential election

In line with the polls, Emmanuel Macron cruised to an easy victory in the second round of the French presidential election, taking 66% of the vote. Macron’s party, En Marche! is also doing well in the polls for the June parliamentary elections1. Which may mean that Macron’s power to implement reforms could be bigger than

May 8, 2017 Categories: Market Updates, Markets

Italian referendum and global markets: What’s next in 2017

‘Once more unto the breach’. We imagine financial markets feel similar to the troops in Shakespeare’s King Henry the Fifth, after the ‘no’ vote in the Italian referendum on constitutional reform. Political events and the markets: The dangers of overreacting In a year full of political upsets, markets have to once more overcome uncertainty. With

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