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May 26, 2015 8:41 AM       Daily Market News   EN | DE

Asian stock markets set positive tone

Equity markets in Asia rose today with Chinese stocks surging toward a seven-year high, without new impulses from Europe and the U.S., as both markets remained closed due to the Whitsun and Memorial Day holidays. German business confidence remained nearly unchanged in May after six consecutive monthly increases, latest survey results from Munich-based Ifo showed last Friday.

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May 21, 2015 8:47 AM       Daily Market News   EN | DE

Fed rate hike in June very unlikely

Minutes of the April 29 meeting of the Federal Reserve?s monetary policy committee (FOMC) showed that Fed officials are very unlikely to raise interest rates in June, as the economy seems not yet strong enough. However, the majority of the FOMC members sees the soft spot in the economy witnessed at the start of the year as only temporary, keeping its options open to tighten monetary policy later this year.

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May 20, 2015 8:34 AM       Weekly Market Comment  EN | DE

LGT Beacon: What is behind the recent bond market turmoil

Another dramatic-sounding term has been added to the financial dictionary. Whenever yields surge as strongly as over the past month, market participants now like to speak of a bond market ?tantrum?. In truth, the recent yield spike rep-resents little more than the typical overreaction to a welcome normalization of inflation expectations - a temporary affair that has always occurred shortly after a major central launched a proper quantitative easing (QE) program.

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May 19, 2015 1:33 PM       Company news  EN | DE

LGT Capital Partners recognized as ESG/SRI Provider of the Year

At the UK Pensions Awards held in London at the beginning of May, representatives of the major UK pension schemes singled out LGT Capital Partners as the ESG/SRI Provider of the Year. Eight investment managers were in the running for the award in this category, which has been recognizing achievement in the area of ESG since 2012.

May 18, 2015 8:36 AM       Daily Market News   EN | DE

More deteriorating US economic data

While European equity markets remained under pressure, stocks on Wall Street closed marginally higher following weaker-than-expected US economic indicators, which point to a further cooling of the world?s biggest economy. US consumers were less optimistic in May according to preliminary results of the University of Michigan?s monthly survey.

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