Paul Hennessy

What a difference a year makes. 2018 began with synchronized global growth and a tax cut boost for the U.S. stockmarket, but it finished with an increasing focus on geopolitical tensions and plunging asset prices. Show More

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Paul Hennessy

Business as usual? Not quite. Hike number nine was, at first glance, business as usual for the U.S. Federal Reserve. The target federal funds rate range now stands at 2.25%–2.5%, following the widely expected move to raise rates by a quarter percentage point on December 19. Show More

Paul Hennessy

As a wave of mergers and acquisitions has swept the business world in recent years, more industries have come to be dominated by just a few massive companies. In many sectors, competitors have joined forces to build scale and drive innovation amid mature growth. Show More

Paul Hennessy

Global trade tensions are on the rise. And while much of the attention has centered on a series of retaliatory tariffs between the United States and China, trade disputes with European and North American allies also have strained traditionally friendly relationships. Show More

Paul Hennessy

The recent uptick in global market volatility has been driven by fears about price pressures and inflation. My colleague, investment director Andy Budden, answers questions about the inflation outlook and reflects on its implications for different asset classes. Show More

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My colleague Tim Armour has shown how markets periodically experience corrections that are part of the investment environment. Recent volatility has been jarring but the global economy is largely supportive of corporate earnings and markets. History highlights the paramount importance of staying invested through volatile economic periods to provide long-term... Show More

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AI is on the verge of transforming the lives of millions of people in their workplace and at home. From driverless cars to machines that converse with humans, advances previously considererd science fiction are now becoming commonplace. Companies looking to adopt these changes have the potential to reap new profits... Show More

Paul Hennessy

The notion of global investing is not what it used to be just 10 years ago. Rapid advancements in technology, free trade agreements and the rise of multinationals in emerging markets has transformed the structure of the economic world today, allowing companies to compete for customers, labor and capital... Show More

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Populism hit the headlines a year ago when the UK voted to leave the European Union (EU), and it has cast a shadow over many political events since then. My colleague, political economist Talha Khan, discusses what could be in store for Europe, considers the effects on the US with... Show More

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My colleague, Wesley Phoa, argues that “the key to successful active management in periods of elevated uncertainty is not to stake everything on single-point forecasts. Rather, it is the ability to apply detailed policy analysis to a range of scenarios, and to maintain enough portfolio flexibility to respond rapidly and... Show More

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China’s internet companies are developing cutting-edge mobile applications and leapfrogging the titans of U.S. technology in certain respects. China is no longer simply a tech copycat: Tencent, Alibaba and Baidu are playing a leading role in China’s shift to a consumption-led economy. Capital Group expects increasing amounts of mobile innovation... Show More

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