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Jul 27, 2016

LGT Beacon: Will emerging markets soon be on the rise again?

Emerging markets equities have experienced a surprisingly strong rally in the last months. This could mark the end of the five-year period of weakness in which EM equities had lost up to 40% relative to the developed markets. However, a sustainable emerging markets outperformance will require the growth advantage relative to the industrialized countries to improve.

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Jul 27, 2016

LGT Navigator: Japan’s Abe presents massive stimulus program

Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe announced plans for a massive 28 trillion yen (EUR 232.5bn) in economic stimulus. Tokyo stock exchange temporarily rose more than +2.5%. In Europe and the U.S. investors restrained themselves before the upcoming central bank announcements.

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Jul 26, 2016

LGT Navigator: Investors remain cautious ahead of FOMC

On the backdrop of some profit taking on Wall Street, restrained Eurozone economic data, and the anticipation of tomorrow’s FOMC monetary policy announcement, investors remained cautious and European equity indices had a modest start into the new week.

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Jul 25, 2016

LGT Navigator: PMI s show noticeable Brexit consequences

Preliminary purchasing manager surveys (PMI) pointed to weaker growth in the Eurozone following the Brexit referendum in the UK, London-based research group Markit Economics reported. The composite PMI, including services and manufacturing, dropped 0.2 to 52.9 points in July signalingthe slowest growth since one and a half years.

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Jul 22, 2016

LGT Navigator: Draghi ready to add more stimulus

The European Central Bank (ECB) is ready to add stimulus in the coming months to support the Eurozone economy given increased insecurities in the aftermath of the Brexit, ECB President Mario Draghi emphasized following the central bank’s monetary policy decision. However, the ECB will probably wait for its updated inflation and economic growth forecasts for the Euro-area scheduled for release in September.

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