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Oct 15, 2019 7:00:00 AM | LGT Navigator

LGT Navigator: Earnings season ahead

In the context of political uncertainties surrounding the US-Chinese trade dispute, investors' attention this week will be focused on the quarterly reports of major corporations. They will give investors a crucial overview of the health of the US and the global economy. Various indicators point to a slowdown in advance, such as those of the industrial sector, which are signaling a cooling in many countries. It remains to be seen whether this mood will materialize in the earnings reports.

Oct 14, 2019 7:00:00 AM | LGT Navigator

LGT Navigator: Shrinking trading volume in China

Chinese exports fell more sharply than expected in September. Imports also fell for the fifth month in a row, suggesting further economic weakness. For the Chinese government, this underlines the need for further impetus, despite recent gasps of relief regarding the ongoing Sino-American trade war.

Oct 11, 2019 7:00:00 AM | LGT Navigator

LGT Navigator: ECB Governing Council split over restart of buy program

The members of the Governing Council of the European Central Bank (ECB) were divided on key elements of the latest stimulus package at the meeting on 12 September. "A number of members felt that the arguments for renewed purchases of net assets were not strong enough," the September minutes published on Thursday said.

Oct 10, 2019 7:00:00 AM | LGT Navigator

LGT Navigator: Fed currency guardians divided over further course

The most recent Fed meeting in September was dominated by the US-Chinese trade dispute, according to the minutes published yesterday. However, Fed members have different views on its consequences for the US economy.

Oct 9, 2019 7:00:00 AM | LGT Navigator

LGT Navigator: IMF forecasts global growth dip

In view of the ongoing trade conflicts, the International Monetary Fund (IMF) expects lower economic growth worldwide this year. The world is in a phase of "simultaneous weakening", said new IMF chief Kristalina Georgieva on Tuesday in Washington. This year, the IMF expects "slower growth in nearly 90% of the world".

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