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Feb 21, 2017 8:48 AM | Daily Market News

LGT Navigator: M&A fantasy burst putting a damper on sentiment

European equity markets had a cautious start into the new week following the abruptly collapsed merger fantasy for the mega merger between Kraft Heinz and the British-Dutch consumer goods group Unilever. Last Friday, investor sentiment was positively driven by the USD 143bn offer from the American ketchup producer, pushing Unilever shares to a record high. Yesterday, the Unilever stock corrected as much as -9% during Monday trading and closed -6.56% lower in London.

Feb 20, 2017 11:27 AM | Global market outlook and strategy

LGT Investorama: Emerging markets hard currency bonds – The wind has turned

Fears abound that with the new US government in the White House, protectionism has also arrived, bringing a period of deglobalization as a result of retorsion measures, in turn significantly slowing economic growth.

Feb 20, 2017 8:49 AM | Daily Market News

LGT Navigator: Kraft Heinz pulls Unilever offer

American ketchup maker Kraft Heinz withdrew his USD 143bn takeover offer for the British-Dutch consumer products maker Unilever in a surprise move. Kraft’s retreat came after Unilever complained that the offer price was too low and strategic considerations would speak against a merger.

Feb 17, 2017 8:42 AM | Daily Market News

LGT Navigator: New highs after economic data remains solid

U.S. equity markets reached new all-time highs on Wall Street following a set of mostly better-than-expected economic data. Following the earlier release of the New York Fed Empire State index which pointed to an improvement in manufacturing, the Federal Reserve Bank of Philadelphia’s survey, published yesterday, also signaled a stronger growth trend in the regional industry sector. At 43.3 points, the Philly Fed manufacturing indicator reached the highest level since 1983.

Feb 17, 2017 8:00 AM | Global market outlook and strategy

LGT Investorama: is buying into private equity target companies expensive or attractively priced?

Following the recovery from the global financial crisis, buying into private equity target companies has become significantly more expensive, which raises the question: should private equity investments be avoided in the current environment? In fact, the levels at which private equity managers can buy into companies are far more attractive than current stock market valuations.

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