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Bank of England
15 April 2017

The End of a 30 Year Bond Bull Market

Government bonds are supposed to be risk-free assets. UK gilts and German bunds being perhaps the most secure. With the ECB starting their €60bn pm QE programme in March, this prompted investors to rush to bonds. The general consensus was…

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Japanese Yen Currency
15 April 2017

A Positive Outlook for Japan

We are positive about the outlook for Japan both this year and next. Several factors should allow GDP to rise to 0.9% this year and 1.8% next year before the next sales tax increase hits consumption in 2017. Lower energy…

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Display of Stock market quotes
15 April 2017

Domestic Consumption is the Core Investment Case

Investors have spent many years wondering why fast economic growth in China was not reflected in strong investment returns. Now, they are wondering how slower economic growth can generate such attractive investment returns. President Xi Jinping is reforming the economy…

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Parthenon temple, Acropolis in Athens, Greece
14 April 2017

The Real Greek Tragedy

‘The people of Greece are withdrawing their savings from their own banks at a phenomenal pace’ The Greek government continues to hold out for a better bail-out deal. Greece’s bargaining position has deteriorated dramatically in recent months. As the Syriza lead…

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