July 13, 2018—The unresolved issue of Brexit—the UK’s exit from the European Union (EU)—continues to present ongoing uncertainty for the UK and broader European equities. Markets have already priced in much of this uncertainty. If the UK fails to conclude an agreement with the EU on post-Brexit arrangements, we believe equities will be negatively repriced. If the U.K.
June 29, 2018—During 2Q 2018, it appears that China equity and currency risks have risen against the background of a somewhat softer local economy. A Chinese state think tank caused a stir by briefly posting online a report warning policymakers that they should take actions to preclude a “financial panic.
June 15, 2018—On Thursday, June 14, the European Central Bank (ECB) made the equivalent of a bar’s ‘last call’ before it stops serving alcohol. It announced at its policy meeting that the asset purchase program known as quantitative easing (QE) would be winding down in the fourth quarter of 2018 and ending by the end of December.