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The bull case for markets is based on the twin propositions that the Fed is in control and that it will continue to offer extraordinary amounts of support. Worries about both are the cause of volatility.

Is the Federal Reserve really in control?

The bull case for markets is based on the twin propositions that the Fed is in control and that it will continue to offer extraordinary amounts of support. Worries about both are the cause of volatility.

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The leading Asian economies handled the first surges of the Covid-19 virus well. However, with vaccine rollout slow, outbreaks of infection continue.

The virus comes back to sting Asia

The leading Asian economies handled the first surges of the Covid-19 virus well. However, with vaccine rollout slow, outbreaks of infection continue.

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This terrible pandemic will force change for the better

Last year was devastating for the global economy, but the crisis has forced the world to be re-imagined. Amid the tragedy, changes are being made that should make the future better for all.

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Joe Biden wants American wages to go up. After decades of trying to battle inflation at the end of the last century, the post-pandemic era is seeing a significant change in wages policy.

US policy seeks higher wages

Joe Biden wants American wages to go up. After decades of trying to battle inflation at the end of the last century, the post-pandemic era is seeing a significant change in wages policy.

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Charles Stanley appoints Gavin Wiggans as Business Development Director - North

Wealth manager Charles Stanley has announced the appointment of Gavin Wiggans as Business Development Director - North.

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Charles Stanley appoints David Pederson as Director of IMS – Branches

Wealth manager Charles Stanley has announced the appointment of David Pederson as Director of Investment Management Services (IMS) – Branches.

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Garry White, Chief Investment Commentator, provides a round-up of the market movements and the global investing outlook for the week ending 14 May 2021.

Last Week in the City: US inflation jolts equities

Garry White, Chief Investment Commentator, provides a round-up of the market movements and the global investing outlook for the week ending 14 May 2021.

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German voters are more enthusiastic about a possible Green/CDU coalition than a continuation of the current coalition. But commitments on the environment will create challenges for its industry.

EU green commitments will challenge German industry

German voters are more enthusiastic about a possible Green/CDU coalition than a continuation of the current coalition. But commitments on the environment will create challenges for its industry.

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Ethical investment was first practised by the Methodists and Quakers in America in the early nineteenth century. ESG is a continuation of the ideas they developed.

ESG is the culmination of 200 years of ethics

Ethical investment was first practised by the Methodists and Quakers in America in the early nineteenth century. ESG is a continuation of the ideas they developed.

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The Federal Reserve accepts that inflation will rise above 2% this year, but the central bank insists this will be temporary and longer-term inflation expectations remain anchored.

Inflation will rise and will test the Fed

The Federal Reserve accepts that inflation will rise above 2% this year, but the central bank insists this will be temporary and longer-term inflation expectations remain anchored.

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Equity cycles have some relationship to GDP growth, but they are also dependent on central banks’ policies, lending by commercial banks – and on investors’ ever-changing view on the future.

Stock markets are not economic reality

Equity cycles have some relationship to GDP growth, but they are also dependent on central banks’ policies, lending by commercial banks – and on investors’ ever-changing view of the future.

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Garry White, Chief Investment Commentator, provides a round-up of the market movements and the global investing outlook for the week ending 7 May 2021.

Last Week in the City: Commodity prices hit record highs

Garry White, Chief Investment Commentator, provides a round-up of the market movements and the global investing outlook for the week ending 7 May 2021.

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Equity markets are discounting a fast pace of recovery in the second half of 2021. But investors need to watch out for those countries where lockdowns will need to intensify, as the virus is not defeated yet.

The pandemic has a further sting

Equity markets are discounting a fast pace of recovery in the second half of 2021. But investors need to watch out for those countries where lockdowns will need to intensify. The virus is not defeated yet.

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Supply-chain problems and rivalry between the US and China are straining the global chip industry. Some think the quest for chip domination between Washington and Beijing could lead to conflict in the South China Sea.

The political significance of the microchip industry

Supply chain problems and rivalry between the US and China are straining the global chip industry. Some think the quest for chip domination between Washington and Beijing could lead to conflict in the South China Sea.

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