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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 

November 25 2015

Sharp move lower in the EUR as ECB considers two-tiered bank charges

  • Risk appetite recovered during the London morning session. European equities rebounded while gold retraced yesterday’s safe-haven gains that had been driven by geopolitical tensions. Overnight, Asian equities had still been hampered by weak sentiment as the Nikkei, ASX and Hang Seng all fell. Shanghai traded equities rallied, however, with the SHCOMP up 0.9%. Brent oil also edged lower following yesterday’s rally, currently trading at $45. Holiday thin markets also seem to be adding to volatile trading as Japan was out on Monday and we approach the Thanksgiving break in the US.
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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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