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Mar 27, 2015 8:37 AM       Daily Market News   EN | DE

No real inflation and weak consumer spending in Japan

The Tokyo stock exchange followed negative indications overseas and closed about -1% lower. Meanwhile, Japan?s inflation slowed to 2.2% in February from 2.4%, but the Bank of Japan?s main inflation gauge, exclud-ing last year?s sales-tax increase, showed inflation at zero. At the same time consumer spending slumped again -2.9% in February, following a -5.1% drop a month earlier.

From: LGT Navigator Abo

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

German corporates remain optimistic

Sentiment among German corporates improved again in March according to the latest survey result of Munich-based research institute Ifo. The widely watched business climate indicator climbed to 107.9, reaching the highest level since July 2014, after the fifth monthly increase. The analysts? median estimate was for an advance to 107.3. Improvements were seen in the companies? assessment of the current situation, as well as in the expectations. A further positive signal came from France, where the business climate index rose more than expected and sentiment was the most optimistic in nearly three years.

From: LGT Navigator Abo

Mar 25, 2015 8:46 AM       Daily Market News   EN | DE

Silver lining for Europan economy

Preliminary results of Markit Economic?s monthly purchasing managers survey (PMI) surprised positively. The PMI Composite index which combines activity in the Eurozone industry and services sector rose to 54.1 in March (consensus 53.6), the highest level in four years, up from 53.3 in February. Germany remains the economic growth engine, as the PMI improved to 55.3, the highest since eight months. Today?s focus will be on the Ifo?s monthly business climate survey.

From: LGT Navigator Abo

Mar 23, 2015 7:45 AM       Company news  EN | DE

LGT's success continues 2014

LGT continued on its successful course in the 2014 financial year. Assets under management rose by 20% to CHF 128.8 billion since year-end 2013. Net asset inflows totaled an attractive CHF 7.1 billion (growth of 7%). Group profit increased by 19% to CHF 165.0 million despite further investments into business growth.

Mar 18, 2015 7:39 AM       Weekly Market Comment  EN | DE

LGT Beacon: Strong US dollar will support the bull market

Some investors are voicing concerns that the US dollar?s recent surge could hurt economic and profit growth in the US, and weight on equities. In this context, it is important not to confuse cause and effect. Current USD strength is ultimately an expression of robust, self-sustained economic growth.

From: LGT Beacon Abo