Global weekly: Soft patch
The road to stabilisation is proving bumpier than expected. The US economy has hit a soft patch and global growth is lacklustre. Equity markets are rangebound and oversold, while bond markets have been hurt by stress related to low oil prices.
Global weekly: In search of stabilisation
Equity and bond markets are showing signs of stabilising. Oil prices moved upward this week, but remain volatile and a negative influence on market sentiment.
ABN AMRO receives approvals for a branch in Shanghai
ABN AMRO announces the opening of a branch in Shanghai which will focus on supporting the bank’s corporate clients in the region. ABN AMRO has been present in Shanghai with a representative office since April 2012, and has received all necessary approvals from regulators for the representative office to become a branch.
Global weekly: A bumpy ride
Oil prices as well as financial markets dropped sharply since the start of the year. After ECB President Mario Draghi hinted Thursday on more stimulus measures in March, investor sentiment turned rapidly.
Investment Strategy January 2016
Financial markets have been under severe pressure during the first two weeks of 2016, as worries about China and a further decline in oil prices led to a deterioration in sentiment among investors.
Global weekly: Fear versus fundamentals
Fear has dominated markets so far this year, pushing fundamentals, which have actually improved, to the sideline.
Global weekly: Happy New Year?
Events in China took center stage, as market interventions and currency devaluation caused reverberations in financial markets around the world.