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China: A Crisis of Confidence?

The tightening measures implemented by the Chinese authorities on margin financing, used by Chinese retail investors, may have curbed margin activity in recent weeks. Despite having fallen by more than a third from its peak levels, participation in domestic equity … Continue reading

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Extracting Opportunities in European Equities – Focus on France

French Equities – Core Country but Not Core Holding? Given the increased interest in European Equities at this point – this is the second in a series of blogs focusing on different countries in the Eurozone and potential opportunities within … Continue reading

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Why did bonds sell off and yields rise?

Views from the European Investment Grade Fixed Income team Numerous reasons have been advanced for the rise in bond yields, ranging from credible to not very credible. Let us look at some:

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Chinese Rates – What’s Next?

A View from the Emerging Markets Desk Following several months of disappointing inflation data, the Chinese Central Bank moved to cut rates on Sunday. The People’s Bank of China (PBoC) cut the benchmark interest rate by 25bps, the third cut … Continue reading

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European Equities: What a Quarter!

European equities rallied impressively during Q1, delivering just short of 15% – a move driven by the announcement (finally!) that the European Central Bank would enact Quantitative Easing (QE).  This support, coupled with renewed signs of life in the European … Continue reading

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