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Should we be worried about Italy?
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Should we be worried about Italy?

Italy faces a fresh political crisis. Could it lead to another EU budget row? Should investors be concerned? We assess four possible scenarios. 

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What is happening in Argentina?

Argentine president Macri’s loses the primary election. What does it mean for the country’s economy and the wider emerging markets’ prospects? Read more here from our macro strategist, Stéphanie de Torquat.

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Trade war: assessing the winners and losers

With the US-China trade war entering a new and more acrimonious period – we assess the winners and losers, from a country, regional, macroeconomic and markets perspective.

Trade war escalation wreaks havoc in markets: What it all means for FX

Financial markets have been left reeling after Trump’s Twitter announcement that the US will levy additional tariffs of 10% on the remaining USD 300 bn of goods and products coming from China. Predictably, this led to a retaliation from the Chinese to stop purchases of US agricultural products. The rising escalation has led us to review our FX forecasts due to the increased risk of a complete breakdown in negotiations. Read more here.

Announcement of a fresh round of US tariffs on China unsettles markets

What does the latest threat of fresh US tariffs on China mean for financial assets? We review our portfolio positioning in light of the recent market-moving events, including the Federal Reserve’s first rate cut in over a decade and President Trump’s proposal to impose new tariffs on Chinese goods.

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Inflation targeting under fire

In today’s economic environment, central bankers’ inflation targeting looks like an answer to an outdated question.

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GBP: Beating up sterling

As if the ‘no-deal’ Brexit rhetoric and planning by the new UK government were not enough, sterling is under pressure from domestic economic data developments and possibly central bank stance.

Going for gold
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Going for gold

Gold’s traditional role as a portfolio diversifier continues in the late economic cycle, with few alternative safe havens to the precious metal.

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