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Air Liquide’s acquisition of Airgas expanded its market in the U.S. overnight, igniting growth and enabling game-changing transatlantic opportunities.

Daily Insights

October 27, 2016

Riksbank delivers a dovish hold

The Riksbank and Norges Bank kept policy settings unchanged today. Yet, the Riksbank’s statement was more dovish than we had expected. The bank has highlighted its readiness to extend purchases of government bonds beyond year-end, prior to the monetary policy meeting on 21 December. This makes the scenario of a SEK30bn extension of QE more likely, in our view.

• UK Q3 GDP printed above our and market expectations. The UK economy grew 0.5% q/q in Q3 from 0.7% q/q previously, printing higher than surveys were implying, driven by 0.8% q/q growth in services. Firmer Q3 GDP growth by 0.4pp, relative to the BoE’s August QIR projections, implies unchanged MPC policy next week, while also taking pressure off the Chancellor’s impending Autumn Statement. Nevertheless, the rally in GBP, following the upside surprise in Q3 growth, was short-lived.

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Top Q4 2016 hedge fund themes

Lou Molinari, Global Head of Capital Solutions, weighs in on three of the top themes that emerged from the seventh annual Hedge Fund Symposium.

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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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Tech training helps fill cybersecurity job skills gap

Barclays CEO Jes Staley and US colleagues joined Per Scholas in celebrating the grand opening of their new Brooklyn location. Built in partnership with Barclays, the expansion will allow Per Scholas to serve an additional 140 New Yorkers annually, expanding its impact to more than 550 New Yorkers trained every year. 

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Q4 Global Outlook: A tactical shift toward risk assets

With global growth likely solid into Q4, monetary policy still ultra-easy, and the equity risk premium elevated, our latest Global Outlook: A tactical shift toward risk assets recommends investors move to a more risk-tolerant stance.

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