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Chinese firms less downbeat on credit conditions
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Chinese firms less downbeat on credit conditions

A fall in Chinese money growth during H2 2019, especially in real terms, suggests that the economy will remain weak through H1 2020.

Early 2020 money data key for global outlook
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Early 2020 money data key for global outlook

Six-month growth of global (i.e. G7 plus E7) real narrow money is estimated to have been unchanged at 2.4% (not annualised) in December, based on monetary data covering 70% of the aggregate and near-complete CPI inflation data.

2020 outlook: global natural resources

2020 outlook: global natural resources

Daniel Sullivan, Head of the Global Natural Resources Team, discusses the three key themes he sees as likely to shape the outlook for natural resource equities in 2020.

Chinese nominal GDP confusion: slowdown confirmed
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Chinese nominal GDP confusion: slowdown confirmed

The Chinese GDP numbers released on Friday appeared to show a strong pick-up in nominal growth in Q4.

Is China recovering?
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Is China recovering?

Chinese official activity data for December mostly surprised positively, echoing an earlier PMI revival.

Should investors aim high in 2020?

Should investors aim high in 2020?

Tom Ross, corporate credit portfolio manager, looks at the outlook for high yield bonds in 2020.

UK inflation slump piles pressure on tardy MPC
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UK inflation slump piles pressure on tardy MPC

The forecast here a year ago was that the MPC would cut Bank rate to 0.5% during 2019.

Outlook for Asia ‒ potential to surprise amid uncertainty

Outlook for Asia ‒ potential to surprise amid uncertainty

Andrew Gillan and Mervyn Koh, Asian growth equities portfolio managers, provide a year-end review of the market and discuss where they see compelling opportunities to invest in Asia’s vast growth potential.

European equities: remaining valuation aware in 2020

European equities: remaining valuation aware in 2020

In this video, European equities portfolio manager Ollie Beckett discusses the opportunities for European smaller companies in 2020 and explains the themes that he believes will be important in the months ahead.

A “monetarist” perspective on current equity markets
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A “monetarist” perspective on current equity markets

The baseline scenario in our previous quarterly commentary was that global economic momentum, having bottomed in Q3 2019, would remain weak in early 2020 before strengthening towards mid-year.

US inventory cycle yet to bottom
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US inventory cycle yet to bottom

The modest revival in the global manufacturing PMI in late 2019, on the view here, partly reflects a bottoming out of the global stockbuilding (inventory) cycle.

Breaking down plastic pollution

Breaking down plastic pollution

Hamish Chamberlayne, Head of SRI, explains how the responsible use of plastics is an important consideration for evaluating the sustainability of a business.