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Equities: where next after a record breaking year?
9 Jan 2018
Our equities fund managers give their thoughts on what investors should look out for in the coming year.
Global equity markets end 2017 at record highs
5 Jan 2018
Global equities ended 2017 at record highs, partly on the back of US tax cuts signed into law late last year, but also on optimism over the outlook for economic growth and corporate earnings in 2018.
Has South Africa reached a turning point?
4 Jan 2018
By electing Cyril Ramaphosa as its new leader, the African National Congress has shown it is ready for change – but Jacob Zuma could be an obstacle to progress, says Bryony Deuchars.
UK investment: outward bound
14 Dec 2017
Uncertainty surrounding the UK economy is potentially driving a new wave of outward merger and acquisition activity.
China autos: on the road to an electric future
29 Nov 2017
With ambitious new targets for electric vehicles and vast opportunities in self-driving vehicles and the share-riding sector, China has the potential to reshape the global autos sector.
Equities correlation collapse brings opportunities
9 Nov 2017
Correlations in equity markets have fallen dramatically since the beginning of 2017. We look at the drivers of this trend and the implications for investors.
Equity volatility: what lies beneath
5 Oct 2017
While aggregate volatility of major stock indices continues to be atypically low, slowly but surely uncertainty is building up again in financial markets. Investors should take note.
US equities: back to the future
4 Oct 2017
While US equities may look expensive using some traditional yardsticks, there is reason to expect their marked outperformance of the past three decades may continue, argues Giles Parkinson.
It’s the education, stupid!
2 Oct 2017
The positive link between education and economic growth is well established. Bryony Deuchars explores what this means for emerging-market investors.
The chairman: how Xi Jinping is shaping China’s future
28 Sep 2017
The National Party Congress will leave the Chinese President more powerful than ever before. What does this mean for China – and the world?
Building blocs and doing deals
26 Sep 2017
While the UK and US bluster towards new trading arrangements, the ASEAN region is quietly showing how it’s done, writes Ed Wiltshire.
Can India reap the demographic dividend?
7 Sep 2017
India’s economy lags China’s in many areas, but in one crucial respect it has the edge: its favourable demographic profile. But will India be able to capitalise on this advantage?