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Ajay Rajadhyaksha and Michael Pond discuss Global Outlook

Global Outlook: Curb your enthusiasm

Our latest flagship quarterly research publication 'Global Outlook: Curb your enthusiasm', suggests 2016 returns will be mediocre and recommends investors stay neutral on risk assets.

Daily Insights 

December 01 2015

Positive sentiment ahead of event risks

  • European risk assets were broadly supportive, following the positive Asian session. European equities were higher, while European fixed income underperformed, led by the core. The EUR rose modestly (c.0.3%) against the USD as FX market participants trimmed positions ahead of Thursday’s ECB meeting, whereas a WSJ article, suggesting that Japan’s GPIF has started hedging against currency fluctuations, saw USDJPY move lower overnight, before it rebounded later in the European session. Based on Japan’s corporate survey overnight, we now expect Q3 GDP to be revised up to 0.2% q/q from an initial -0.2%.
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Swissie in the Middle

December is gearing up to be a significant month – Europe is set to ease monetary policy while the US is set to raise rates – what are the implications for US and eurozone inflation? And what does the Swissie have to do with it?

23 Nov 2015, 16:57 GMT

Barclays hosts Clinton Global Initiative (CGI) topic dinner

The dinner, attended by Barclays’ clients and CGI members, featured a discussion between Chelsea Clinton, Vice Chair of the Clinton Foundation, and Anne-Marie Slaughter, President and CEO of New America and author. The conversation focused on how to achieve greater equality and opportunity for both men and women at home and in the workplace.

02 Oct 2015, 16:48 BST

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