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Euro area economy stays on growth track

The euro area's economy will grow by 0.4 percent respectively in Q3 and Q4 2018 and Q1 2019, according to the three economics institutes ifo (Munich), ISAT (Rome) and KOF (Zurich). This represents a continuation of developments seen in the first two quarters of 2018. Researchers now expect overall...
Is flattening US yield curve a recession warning?

An inverted yield curve could be on the cards in the near future if recent trends in bond markets continue, but it might not signal a recession this time around, according to Adrian Hull, Co-Head of fixed income at Kames Capital.  Rising short rates in the US are currently outpacing moves at the...
Increased regulation the top challenge facing Canadian asset managers

Canadian asset managers are not immune to the evolving changes impacting the financial services sector, according to a recent national poll by RBC Investor & Treasury Services. While increased regulation remains the top challenge, an overwhelming number of the 82 respondents also believe that proper...
Robust growth down under: FocusEconomics

Economic growth in Australia should moderate next year but nonetheless remain robust, according to the latest forecast from FocusEconomics Consensus Forecast - Australia & New Zealand. Sustained global demand for coal, iron ore and liquified natural gas will boost exports, it says, while still...
State Street Comments on ECB decision


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