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Trading places: Southeast Asia seizes opportunities amid US-china spat

14 Mar. 2019

Trade wars have disrupted supply chains and weighed on stock performance in emerging markets. But as manufacturing companies shift production away from China to evade tariffs, some of its neighbours are thriving.

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ESG focus: China's green mission

11 Mar. 2019

China's recent emphasis on environmental issues may be a welcome relief to Trump's climate change denials, but is there a disconnect between state rhetoric and the practices of its companies?

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A matter of taste

6 Feb. 2019

As breakthroughs in nutritional science challenge assumptions that have driven global food producers to create products loaded with salt, sugar and hydrogenated fat, the industry looks ripe for disruption.

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Taking the high road to emerging markets

10 Jan. 2019

With volatility and dispersion increasing in emerging market equities, long-term investors can guard their portfolios by actively integrating ESG into their decisions.

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Life after Merkel

14 Dec. 2018

Annegret Kramp-Karrenbauer has replaced Angela Merkel as leader of Germany’s ruling CDU party, and may soon take her place as chancellor. What does this mean for Germany – and Europe?

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Equities outlook: four predictions for 2019

12 Dec. 2018

How will equities perform in a challenging environment marked by political tensions and rising interest rates? Here are our forecasts for the next 12 months.

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Global equities experience a sharp sell-off

29 Nov. 2018

Equity markets fall sharply in October.

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The AIQ Podcast: The Trump legacy

31 Oct. 2018

This latest episode of the AIQ Podcast explores the long-term impact of the Trump presidency.

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Shares boosted by Korea talks

31 May 2018

While interest rates appear to be on a gradual upward trajectory in much of the world, UK financial markets were forced to scale back expectations of tighter monetary policy as softer domestic economic data appeared to give the Bank of England pause for thought.

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Trump and Kim: an unlikely bromance?

17 May 2018

An improvement in relations between the US and North Korea is good news for investors, writes Ed Wiltshire.

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Sainsbury’s planned merger with Asda: who is in the money?

17 May 2018

James Balfour considers the implications of a tie-up between Sainsbury’s and Asda on the grocery retailing sector.

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Global equity markets hit by rising trade tensions

8 Apr. 2018

Global stock markets fell for a second month in a row in March, placing them in negative territory year to date, as worries over rising trade tensions between the US and China unnerved investors.

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