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Feb 27, 2017 8:50 AM | Daily Market News

LGT Navigator: Trump’s State of the Union keenly awaited

U.S. President Donald Trump’s first State of the Union speech on Tuesday in front of the U.S. Congress (Senate and House of Representatives) on Capitol Hill will be eagerly anticipated. Investors are hoping for more detailed information on Trump’s campaign promises to stimulate the economy and lower taxes.

Feb 24, 2017 9:26 AM | Global market outlook and strategy

LGT Investorama – Insurance-linked investments: Potential to double

For the insurance industry, 2016 was dominated by a multitude of medium-sized events which were costly, but only a few of them were severe enough to trigger the pay-out of a catastrophe reinsurance program (for example, the wildfires in Fort McMurray in Canada, hurricane Matthew or the strong earthquake in New Zealand). Thus, whilst the overall loss burden was quite high, the majority of these losses were retained by primary insurers in the individual local markets.

Feb 24, 2017 8:50 AM | Daily Market News

LGT Navigator: Treasury considers issuing 50-100 years bonds

New U.S. Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin announced that the U.S. Finance Ministry could consider to issue 50 or even 100 year Treasuries. So far, the U.S. has issued government bonds with a maximum maturity of 30 years.

Feb 23, 2017 8:52 AM | Daily Market News

LGT Navigator: Fed keeps the door open for March hike

Minutes of the Federal Open Market Committee’s last meeting revealed that the Fed is keeping its options open to tighten monetary policy again already at its March 15 meeting. According to the FOMC minutes, some members see an early rate hike as feasible option. However, the majority of market participants is still expecting the Fed to raise interest rates in June, as the central bank might want to anticipate effects of potential economic stimulus and tax cuts promised by U.S. President Donald Trump.

Feb 22, 2017 4:18 PM | Company news

LGT named "Top Employer 2017"

LGT Bank Switzerland and LGT Bank Liechtenstein have been named a "Top Employer" by the Top Employers Institute for an impressive third year in a row.

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