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The Italian budget drama

- 30 OCT 2018

The Italian government’s plans to sharply hike spending leave it on a collision course with the EU. But financial markets, as well as Brussels, will determine whether the populists in Rome can deliver on their electoral pledges.

Economic research Fixed income


Earthquakes and economics: Bali IMF summit highlights the divergence in EM debt markets

- 18 OCT 2018

The recent Annual Meeting of the IMF reinforced that EM debt investors should pay extra attention to countries’ individual circumstances, write Aaron Grehan and Carmen Altenkirch.

Emerging markets Fixed income


US holds the key to emerging markets' prospects

- 03 OCT 2018

With emerging market assets under pressure on the back of rising US interest rates, a strong dollar and an escalating trade war between the US and China, our equity and bond teams give their opinion on areas to avoid and where pockets of value are emerging.

Equities Emerging markets Fixed income


Duration: In it for the short-haul

Sunita Kara - 02 OCT 2018

Was it just ten years ago that the likes of Hank Paulson and Tim Geithner were household names and strange acronyms such as CDO were common parlance?


Ten years on: The ghost of Lehman

- 01 OCT 2018

We explore the lessons from the global financial crisis and what lies ahead for bond markets.


Tariffed: who are the losers in Trump's trade war?

- 01 OCT 2018

Trump’s tariffs on Chinese imports are stoking market volatility, but there are also longer-term implications for economic growth in the US and beyond.

Global Equities Economic research


Credit investing - bias beware as the cycle turns

Josh Lohmeier - 20 SEP 2018

A sound portfolio construction process is critical to avoiding the pitfalls of behavioural biases, which will become all too apparent as the credit cycle turns, argues Josh Lohmeier.

Fixed income