Economic activity in the eurozone is gaining pace. Confidence among firms and consumers is high which points to more positive economic news in the months ahead. Inflation, on the other hand, remains subdued.
Financial markets are seeing lots of volatility and uncertainty has spread widely. Investors are fretting about several factors including China’s slowdown and its impact on emerging markets, US economic slowdown, the non-linear fall in oil prices, geopolitical risks and the European refugee crisis,...
July was an eventful month for the financial markets, especially for currencies and commodities. Our expert, Johan Gallopyn, takes stock of the main trends in equities, bonds, central banks, currencies and commodities in the past month.
European equities performed very well in April, and are again in positive territory as from the start of this year. The American bond rate climbed to 3%. Our expert Johan Gallopyn looks at the main events of the past month for equity, bond and foreign exchange markets.
Several reputed investors have declared war on the RMB in recent days. How worried should we about an imminent collapse of the RMB? Should we believe Chinese policymakers stating that there is ‘no basis’ for big RMB depreciation?