Tag: economy

Pro-Brexit Boris Johnson Is The New UK Prime Minister And Concerns...

By Mark Haefele, John Wraith and Dean Turner, Global Chief Investment Officer GWM, UBS AG Boris Johnson, a leading proponent of Brexit in the 2016 referendum,...

Electronic Payments Adoption: Portugal’s Success Story At Leveraging E-Payments

According to a recent report by BNP Paribas, globally, non-cash transaction volumes continues to grow at double digit growth rates since 2015. Overall, volumes...

Cryptocurrencies To Help Reshape Post-Brexit Britain’s Financial Services

Cryptocurrencies such as Bitcoin should play a significant role in reshaping and reinvigorating the UK’s financial services sector post-Brexit. This is the bold assertion...

We Need To Talk About The US Debt Ceiling

By Graham Bishop, Investment Director at Heartwood Investment Management, the asset management arm of Handelsbanken in the UK US politicians have failed to raise the nation’s...

Brexit Countdown: EU Offers Long Extension But No-Deal Still On The...

Brexit negotiations remain in disarray following the announcement by the Speaker of the House of Commons that he will not allow Prime Minister Theresa...

The Turkish lira and the US dollar : market commentary from...

Much of the focus for markets in the latter half of last week was the economic turmoil in Turkey. This saw the country’s currency,...

Bank of England: A surprise reaction to unsurprising news

Today’s announcement that the Bank of England (BoE) would raise its base interest rate from 0.5 to 0.75% came as little surprise to investment...

Multi-Asset Portfolio Favoured As Global Markets Hang In The Balance

Investors must move towards diversifying their portfolio in light of tenuous U.S.-China relations, a Brexit deal that stands on the edge of a knife,...

Turkish Economic Doldrums Set to Worsen

With the latest plunge in the Lira, so too go Turkey’s fortunes. The near incessant struggle to repair the economy since the failed summer...

General Economic Uncertainty Blamed for Slack Corporate Earnings

Major US Companies Lagging in Earnings and Profitability Corporate profitability is already down 2.6% year-on-year and this marks the fourth successive quarter of declining profits...

Collapsing Economic Expectations Stoke Dollar Slump

Collapsing Economic Expectations Stoke Dollar Slump Financial markets continue to call the Federal Reserve’s interest rate bluff as evidenced by the latest rout in the...

Will Brexit Create a Domino Black Swan Effect in The World...

Will Brexit Create a Domino Black Swan Effect in Markets? Brexit is a strange somehow seminal event, a black swan effect, a denial of globalization,...

Yuan Devaluation to Accelerate

Chinese policymakers are at a crossroads as the word around them crumbles and surging debt levels create unique risks for the economy. At the...

What The Market Does Will Tell Us What’s Coming For The...

The United States market is having an incredibly rough time. Even after Wednesday's massive gains, the Dow Jones Industrial Average is still down well...

GBP/USD Rally Stops Short at 1.53

The GBP/USD was reversing early-week gains on Tuesday, falling below the 1.5300 handle despite stronger than expected British trade figures. The GBP/USD tumbled to an...

EUR/USD Gains Traction as Eurozone Recovery Accelerates

  The euro advanced for a second consecutive day against its US counterpart on Tuesday, as German investor confidence reached a 13-month high in March,...

US Dollar Edges Lower in Anticipation of Fed Meetings

The US dollar declined across the board on Monday, easing off 12-year highs ahead of the Federal Open Market Committee policy meetings. The US dollar...

GBP/USD Weekly Outlook

The GBP/USD plunged to more than four-and-a-half year lows last Friday, as monetary policy speculation outweighed disappointing US economic data and lifted the dollar...