Global Weekly: Wait and See
US and European equity markets are recovering, but the mood is one of “wait and see.” Rising political risks are causing concern for bond markets in Europe’s periphery.
Global weekly: In the grip of oil
Oil price developments continue to grip markets. Failed talks between oil-producing countries, however, did not refrain investors from pushing major equity indices higher this week.
Global weekly: As the world turns
Worries on China and the US recede, while uncertainties around the UK and European peripheral countries resurface.
Global weekly: Markets pause
The rally seen since mid-February is taking a breather, as concerns over China, oil prices and political risks prove enough to bring it to a temporary halt.
Global weekly: End of a so-so quarter
The first quarter of 2016, which started so poorly, is ending with a sigh. A relief rally has not quite managed to return stocks to where they started the year and bond markets remain mixed.
ABN AMRO's perspective on the markets
CIO Didier Duret visited Kurt Looyens, our Country Executive for Spain, in the Marbella office, and was interviewed by journalist Michael Cruz of Essential Magazine for its April issue.
Investment strategy: fear replaced by cautious optimism
Recession fears have receded and investors are beginning to focus again on fundamentals. As markets stabilize, risky assets such as stocks are favoured over bonds.
Global weekly: Loose policies
As the US Federal Reserve kept its policy rate unchanged on Wednesday, now both the ECB and the Fed are supporting markets. Financial markets continued their surge, but the US dollar fell sharply.
ABN AMRO publishes 2015 Annual Report
ABN AMRO is publishing the 2015 Annual Report of ABN AMRO Group N.V. and the 2015 Annual Report of ABN AMRO Bank N.V. today. This year, ABN AMRO is taking the next step toward integrated reporting. We focus more attention in this Annual Report on the bank’s future and strategy and provide more non-financial data, such as sustainability and employee engagement results.
Global weekly: ECB pulls the strings
All eyes were on the European Central Bank (ECB) this week. The ECB surprised on Thursday with a large stimulus package, but disappointed markets with lower growth and inflation forecasts.