September 2017

geopolitical

Markets shrug off geopolitical tensions

S&P 500 Index reaches a new record high as investors shrug off North Korea provocation and UK terrorist attack. GBP bears pounded by rising interest rate hike expectations.   Last Friday brought another round of…


prices of energy higher

Energy prices continue to move higher

WTI trades above USD 50/bbl for the first time in a month. Hawkish BoE statement issued after its September meeting triggers a GBP rally and selloff in UK equities. Recovery in oil prices continues After…





investor watchlist 2 september

Investor Watchlist #2 – September

Investor Watchlist Swiss National Bank policy rate (%): Consensus: –0.75; Prior: –0.75 As suggested by a recent interview of Thomas Jordan, chairman of the Swiss National Bank’s (SNB) board, the SNB will likely keep its…




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Angry societies – focus on security and defense

Newly elected governments are likely to increase security and defense spending on the back of recent terrorist attacks, increased geopolitical tensions and natural catastrophes. We expect higher spending in defense, critical infrastructure and crime prevention….