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  • Rate rise confirms strengthening economy
    Mar 21, 2017 8:00 am

    Rate rise confirms strengthening economy

    The bad news is that last week America’s Federal Reserve once again hiked its benchmark interest rate, making financing costs for many individuals and corporations more expensive. The good news is that the rate hike — which came earlier than many...

  • What’s next for the markets in 2017?
    Jan 17, 2017 8:00 am

    What’s next for the markets in 2017?

    The new year has begun with somewhat of an extension of the now legendary ‘Trump rally’ which ensued immediately after the US election in early November. Global equities have generally been well bid as the so-called ‘reflation’ trade marches on.

  • Will debt trump Trump?
    Dec 20, 2016 8:00 am

    Will debt trump Trump?

    Opinions about the direction of economy after Donald Trump takes residence in the White House next month have lately been almost as divided as the contentious election itself. On the one hand, an increasing number of market pundits are predicting...

  • Revisiting reinsurance
    Nov 15, 2016 8:00 am

    Revisiting reinsurance

    With the US election in the rear view mirror, investors are looking ahead to the December Fed meeting where futures markets suggest another rate hike. The likelihood of a rate increase on top of the Republican party sweep has recently tumbled the...

  • Don’t sweat the election
    Oct 18, 2016 8:00 am

    Don’t sweat the election

    Debates, commentary and tweets from this season’s unlikely pair of US presidential candidates have been causing big swings in the US markets. Meanwhile, the wild ride in Deutsche Bank shares has been swaying markets on the other side of the...

  • The low interest rate conundrum
    Sep 20, 2016 8:00 am

    The low interest rate conundrum

    To raise, or not to raise? That is the question. Okay, so William Shakespeare may not exactly have been impressed, but clearly today’s economists and investors are deeply concerned about this increasingly pertinent question. And now, all eyes are...

  • The amazing rise of fintech
    Aug 16, 2016 8:00 am

    The amazing rise of fintech

    Financial technology, or fintech for short, is on a roll. While the exact definition for this alluring subsector can be quite varied, the term generally applies to those companies engaged in developing and deploying technology designed to make...

  • How will Europe 2.0 look?
    Jul 19, 2016 8:00 am

    How will Europe 2.0 look?

    Progress is inevitable, but new versions always seem to have their challenges. And so it will likely be with the latest iteration of the European Union as it braces for the probable removal of its second largest member.

    As the world’s...

  • How to play Brexit
    Jun 21, 2016 8:00 am

    How to play Brexit

    It has been quite some time since the global financial markets have faced such a widely-anticipated, major binary decision expected to propel securities prices sharply in one direction or another. I am, of course, referring to this week’s...

  • This is the age of disruption
    Apr 19, 2016 8:00 am

    This is the age of disruption

    The new millennium has not been boring. Since the turn of the last century we have seen two market crashes, a global financial crisis, a complete stock market rebound, the extraordinary rise to ubiquity of the internet, unprecedented government...


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