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News | 10.09.2019
We are still seeing relatively low economic growth in the eurozone. While France and Spain have achieved comparatively good results this year, both Germany and Italy have underperformed. Furthermore, despite solid job...
News | 13.08.2019
With the price of gold currently at a six-year high, many investors are asking themselves whether it has reached its peak or if there is further upside to the precious metal. At ETHENEA, we believe that...
News | 29.07.2019
There is no doubt that this week's focus will be the Federal Open Market Committee (FOMC) meeting on Tuesday and Wednesday. Although both the service sector and private consumption continue to support U.S. economic growth, the ongoing trade dispute with China is keeping uncertainty, particularly in the U.S. manufacturing industry, high. This is fuelling concerns of a slowdown in both the U.S. and global economies, due to spillover effects.
News | 24.07.2019
In light of the weak economy in the eurozone (in particular in Germany), inflation has been below the ECB target of "below but close to two percent" for some time now. The main causes of this weak economic growth are the trade conflict between the U.S. and China, which is still causing considerable uncertainty, and the lack of clarity around Brexit.
News | 04.07.2019
Over the past few months, global growth expectations for 2019 have been continuously adjusted downwards. Although fears of a recession gained ground in the last quarter of 2018, the U.S. Federal Reserve’s change of course, as well as 2019’s unexpectedly more positive first-quarter reporting season, contributed to a significant easing of the situation.
News | 28.06.2019
At the latest G20 summit taking place in Osaka today and on Saturday, the most important event from an economic point of view, is likely be a meeting between U.S. President Trump and his Chinese counterpart Xi. At the start of June, markets had little confidence that the trade conflict between the two countries would ease any time soon. Worse still, additional tariffs were considered likely.