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Feb 22, 2017

LGT named "Top Employer 2017"

LGT Bank Switzerland and LGT Bank Liechtenstein have been named a "Top Employer" by the Top Employers Institute for an impressive third year in a row.

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Feb 23, 2017

LGT Navigator: Fed keeps the door open for March hike

Minutes of the Federal Open Market Committee’s last meeting revealed that the Fed is keeping its options open to tighten monetary policy again already at its March 15 meeting. According to the FOMC minutes, some members see an early rate hike as feasible option. However, the majority of market participants is still expecting the Fed to raise interest rates in June, as the central bank might want to anticipate effects of potential economic stimulus and tax cuts  promised by U.S. President Donald Trump.

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Feb 22, 2017

LGT Beacon: A self-reinforcing bull market phase is emerging

Corporate earnings have rebounded globally and the macro data continues to improve, reinforcing expectations that economic growth and inflation rates will keep gradually rising toward what was once the benign norm. Predictions of a correction, meanwhile, have not materialized, which tends to add upward pressure on equities, industrial commodities and interest rates. 

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Feb 22, 2017

LGT Navigator: Fed minutes to reveal March hike bias?

Financial markets are eagerly awaiting tonight’s release of the Federal Reserve’s minutes from the FOMC meeting on February 1 st . This after recent statements from high-ranking Fed representatives, who pointed to the possibility of an early rate hike on March 15.

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Feb 21, 2017

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.

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