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Sep 27, 2021 7:00:00 AM | LGT Navigator

LGT Navigator: SPD with Scholz in Pole Position – Germany faces difficult coalition talks

The German federal elections have been decided and the Social Democrats have won with a razor-thin majority: According to preliminary official final results, the SPD came in at 25.7% followed by the CDU/CSU, which, however, plummeted to a record low. Germany now faces a difficult task in forming a government or coalition.

Sep 24, 2021 7:00:00 AM | LGT Navigator

LGT Navigator: Capital markets digest central bank decisions well – German election in focus

After the Federal Reserve indicated that it would soon curb its quantitative monetary policy measures, the directional decisions of other important central banks were eagerly awaited. While the Swiss National Bank and the Bank of England confirmed their previous course, Norway's central bank raised its key interest rate for the first time since the start of the corona pandemic. The focus today will be on the Ifo business climate survey and the German parliamentary elections due this weekend.

Sep 23, 2021 7:00:00 AM | LGT Navigator

LGT Navigator: Fed signals QE tapering soon – SNB and BoE in focus

The Federal Reserve (Fed) more or less matched the expectations of the financial markets. Accordingly, the Fed is cautiously heading for a turnaround in monetary policy. To this end, the first thing it is doing is holding out the prospect of curbing the stimulus measures in the form of its securities purchase program. At the same time, Fed Chairman Powell is keeping key interest rates at a record low level. Today, the monetary policy decisions of the Swiss National Bank and the Bank of England are also eagerly awaited.

Sep 22, 2021 8:39:32 AM | LGT Bank (Switzerland) News

LGT is one of the 25 “Best Workplaces in Europe”

The renowned Great Place to Work institute has designated LGT Private Banking one of the best employers in Europe. In particular, LGT employees at the locations in Liechtenstein, Austria, Switzerland and the UK appreciate the company’s welcoming culture and its management.

Sep 22, 2021 7:00:00 AM | LGT Navigator

LGT Navigator: Federal Reserve Bank to set further course

The US central bank will announce its monetary policy decision this evening, accompanied by the latest forecasts for economic growth and the inflation outlook. The Bank of Japan already announced this morning to stick to its ultra-expansive monetary path for the time being. On capital markets, meanwhile, fears of an immediate default by the Chinese real estate group China Evergrande Group have calmed, at least for the time being.

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