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Jul 31, 2015 8:23 AM       Daily Market News   EN | DE

US economy gains pace again

The US economy expanded at an annualized pace of +2.3% in Q2, in line with market expectations and much stronger than in the previous quarter, when the world?s largest GDP rose a revised +0.6% (initial estimated at minus 0.2%).

From: LGT Navigator Abo

Jul 30, 2015 8:40 AM       Daily Market News   EN | DE

Fed keeps markets guessing on precise timing

Equity markets reacted positively to the US Federal Reserve?s statement on monetary policy. While the Fed kept interest rates at historic lows, as expected, the Federal Open Market Committee (FOMC) said it sees solid improvements in the labor market. All over all, the Fed?s statement was a very modest upgrade to the previous one, as Fed Chair Janet Yellen is guiding the central bank toward its first rate hike in almost a decade.

From: LGT Navigator Abo

Jul 29, 2015 8:44 AM       Weekly Market Comment  EN | DE

LGT Beacon: Malaysia shaken by political turbulences

Malaysia has lately caused negative headlines worldwide because of unprofitable and opaque investment practices of its state investment vehicle 1Malaysia Development Berhad (1MDB). Allegations range from misallocations to wastage and enrichment. While not only political, but also cyclical headwinds are cause for concern, solid fundamentals allow for a positive long-term outlook.

From: LGT Beacon Abo

Jul 29, 2015 6:32 AM       Daily Market News   EN | DE

China authorities take counter measures

The situation on China?s equity markets eased somewhat mid-week, after the Chinese central bank signaled its determination to add further measu-res to supply vast liquidity, and the market regulator extended its interventions to support the markets. However, volatility remains high on China?s equity markets.

From: LGT Navigator Abo

Jul 22, 2015 8:31 AM       Weekly Market Comment  EN | DE

LGT Beacon: Constructive signals from the earnings season

With a Greek euro disaster in Europe and a complete stock market implosion in China averted, at least for now, we re-focus on the global corporate earnings season. First indications confirm that the US profit growth cycle remains benign, despite having entered a mature stage.

From: LGT Beacon Abo