As independent institutions, central banks play a crucial rule in safeguarding and driving the economy, in keeping this economy in motion. To do so they can implement a wide range of measures. Extraordinary circumstances require extraordinary measures.
Just two months ago, the world economy seemed well on the way to a nice recovery. Trade and political tensions were easing, growth projections were revised upward and financial markets were cheery. Now all bets are off.
From overconfidence to overreaction? That remains to be seen. The spread of coronavirus infections outside China also contaminated equity, bond, currency and commodity markets in February. Our expert Johan Gallopyn discusses the most important trends of an eventful month.
2019 was a year in which virtually every investment asset rose. This was also the case in December, with the exception of bonds which had to concede ground last month. Our expert Johan Gallopyn analyses the most important trends in the equity, bond, currency and commodities markets for you.
Prospects of better trade relations between the United States and China led to rising equity prices in November. Our expert, Johan Gallopyn, analyses the most important trends in the equity, bond, currency and commodities markets for you.
“Reinvent money. Transform the global economy. So people everywhere can live better lives.” The mission of Facebook’s new coin is a working example of golden circle marketing. However, there are clear economic limits to what it can achieve. It will not end up replacing national currencies.
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.
In August, the financial markets were not in a summery mood. Economic trends and escalation of the trade conflict led to significant movements in the equity, bond, currency and commodities markets. Our expert, Johan Gallopyn, analyses last month’s events for you.