Your monthly appointment with the financial markets. What were the trends for equities, bonds, currencies and commodities in the past month, and what made the markets move ? You can discover the most striking evolutions in this clear and concise analysis.
Despite the volatility of recent months, most financial markets closed quarter 3 2019 positively. In September too, the equity, bond, currency and commodity markets experienced fluctuations. Our expert, Johan Gallopyn, analyses it for you.
Brexit fears are clearly intensifying and our call that the Bremain vote will prevail on June 23 is getting increasingly uncomfortable. Admittedly, this is just stating the obvious as both opinion polls and betting market odds are indicating just that.
Nearly eight years after the start of the Global Financial Crisis, global economic activity remains subdued and inflation mostly surprises on the downside. In general, despite record low policy rates and unseen expansion of the monetary base, central banks continue to struggle to meet their inflation targets.
Leading indicators suggest global economic activity remains weak following what has been a very lackluster recovery. Headline inflation looks set to rise towards the end of the year while core inflationary pressures remain modest for now.