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Slowing China growth to prompt further stimulus

Tue, 20/01/2015 - 13:25

Craig Botham, Emerging Markets Economist at Schroders, comments on China's Q4 GDP figures and gives his views on what to expect in 2015… »

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Switzerland’s challenge is Germany’s opportunity

Fri, 16/01/2015 - 16:45

The eurozone could soon see full scale quantitative easing, says Robert Smith, Investment Manager of the Baring Asset Management German Growth Trust… »

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Swiss euro peg decision is ‘bold’ move

Fri, 16/01/2015 - 11:27

Sandra Holdsworth, fixed income manager at Kames Capital, comments in the SNB’s decision to scrap its currency peg to the euro… »

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Oil market is fearful

Wed, 14/01/2015 - 13:04

Ahead of the release of the IEA’s Oil Market Report on Friday, 16 January, Optima’s Graham Martin gives his assessment of the oil market for investors… »

Peter Cripwell, RiskSystem

Annex IV impact will be substantial

Tue, 13/01/2015 - 10:20

Ahead of the 31 January 2015 deadline for Annex IV reporting, Peter Cripwell (pictured), CEO of RiskSystem, gives his views on the issues it’s having on the industry… »

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FFIs must be FATCA compliant as deadline approaches

Mon, 29/12/2014 - 14:00

Tim Thornton, Chief Data Officer at Mitsubishi UFJ Fund Services, comments on the December 31 FATCA deadline… »

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Oil prices will be stuck in the minds of global investors in first part of 2015

Mon, 29/12/2014 - 12:57

With the end of 2014 fast approaching, investors have a new front of uncertainty – the weakening of oil prices, says Guy Monson, CIO and Managing Partner of Sarasin & Partners…  »

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Crudely interrupted

Mon, 22/12/2014 - 19:07

In the last full trading week of the year, the closing of the books was crudely interrupted by a crossover from chaos in the energy markets, accompanied by a total collapse in the Russian Rouble, says Tim Edwards, Index Investment Strategy, S&P Dow Jones Indices… »

Andrew Milligan, Standard Life Investments

2015 a pivotal year for global markets

Mon, 22/12/2014 - 09:57

Standard Life Investments, the global investment manager, believes that 2015 has all the hallmarks of a pivotal year for global financial markets. Andrew Milligan, Head of Global Strategy, Standard Life Investments, comments… »

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Reform v growth in China

Thu, 18/12/2014 - 15:48

Michael Lai, Investment Director, GAM, looks at whether the Chinese government is currently more focused on reform or growth… »

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