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Missingflation: the battle to bring inflation back

Missingflation: the battle to bring inflation back

Falling prices may seem like good news to consumers, but they can lead to falling demand, lower investment and rising unemployment, which further reduce spending.

Daily Insights 

May 24, 2016

Positive session for European stocks

  • After a weak start, European equities have recovered during the morning, with the Eurostoxx currently c.1.2% up. In rates, the 10y Bund has remained broadly unchanged at 17bp, while peripheral vs core spreads have tightened slightly.
  • The USD has strengthened further across currencies, with the market increasingly pricing in the possibility of near-term Fed action. Latest polls showing increasing support for the UK remaining in EU continue to support GBP, which has posted a 0.7% rally vs. USD this morning during the BoE Testimony to the Treasury Select Committee.
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Igniting growth with our clients

Our financial advice and access to investment capital helps transform clients' business ideas into long-term growth and innovation. Together, those ideas are the fuel that ignites progress for the global economy and society. 
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Q2 Global Outlook - Tug of War

Asset markets are caught in a tug of war. Pulling in one direction are valuations that look expensive against the backdrop of uninspiring growth. Pulling the other way is the supportive influence of monetary policy, as central banks come up with innovative ways to ease further.
Ajay Rajadhyaksha, Head of Macro Research
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The C-suite's innovation dilemma

The financial services c-suite needs to embrace technology innovation, and learn its language if they want to succeed, according to Harvard Business School professor and New York Times’ bestselling author Clayton Christensen.

Professor Christensen explains why the state of disruption in financial services could force them to adapt in this interview with Arian Lewis, Barclays' Head of Open Innovation.

See video chaptersSee chapters of Professor Christensen's video on disruptive innovation
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