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January 27, 2020

Market comment | Risk-off mood extends, fueling bond demand. FOMC preview

Increasing contagion fears boosted sovereign bond demand and significantly dragged commodities and equity markets, especially companies with exposure to China

January 27, 2020

A new strategy for the ECB

Christine Lagarde sets off her mandate at the head of the European Central Bank (ECB) with an ambitious goal: completing a review of the monetary policy — the framework that guides the decisions to fulfill her mandate.

January 24, 2020

Global Funds Outlook | First Quarter 2020

Global Investment Funds closed a turbulent 2019 on an optimistic note, with market’s regaining risk-on mood post US-China trade truce, lower Brexit uncertainty and signs of growth stabilization. Looking ahead, we expect EM inflows to continue during 1H20, albeit at a moderating pace post 1Q20 as uncertainties persist.

January 24, 2020

Market Comment | Virus contagion concerns breaks ‘risk on’ mood.

In a negative knee jerk reaction, investors sought shelter in bond markets and sold commodities and transportation sector stocks

January 23, 2020

ECB WATCH | Change of climate

Today’s ECB statement saw very minor changes in the key paragraphs related to monetary policy. The ECB confirmed the risks surrounding the outlook are less pronounced.

January 17, 2020

Financial Regulation: Weekly Update. 17 January 2020

In this publication you will find, on a weekly basis, our selection of the most relevant news regarding financial regulation.

January 15, 2020

Market Comment | All eyes on the phase one trade deal signing

Investors remained cautious ahead of the signing and the unveiled details of the U.S.-China phase one deal. Against this background, bonds remained well demanded while equity markets showed mixed results, with the U.S. equity market hitting a fresh record high.

January 13, 2020

Market comment | Markets start the week on a slightly positive note

Financial markets began the week on a slightly positive tone. That said, markets traded in a narrow range ahead of this week's main events such as the signing of the U.S.-China phase I trade deal on Wednesday, and the 4Q19 earning season kick-off.