Etienne Alexiou

On the 9th March 1987 U2 released the Joshua Tree, the fastest selling British Album of all time that went on to sell over 25 million copies. Joshua Tree is still acclaimed as one of the greatest albums of all time. Interestingly Bono considered pulling the album prior to its... Show More

According to forecasts from earlier this year by the World Bank, the global economy is expected to average a Real GDP growth rate of 2.8% between 2017-2019. This infographic from Visual Capitalist looks at individual countries between 2017-2019, based on their individual growth projections from the World Bank, to see... Show More

Jacob Mitchell

Following the Macron victory, Sunny Bangia, Deputy PM at Antipodes Partners, has provided this analysis for the road ahead for the EU. With the election of Emmanuel Macron to France’s highest office, the European Union (EU) now stands at a crossroads. As a monetary union with structurally different economies, the... Show More

In the first in a series of three new interviews with Giselle Roux, we turn our minds to the big picture for 2017, and ask what she believes to be the market's single biggest market driver. Giselle is CIO at Wealth Management firm Escala Partners, which manages over $2 billion... Show More

Marcus Tuck

Italy's much-delayed constitutional referendum looks like it will finally go ahead on 4 December. It has the potential to destabilize the European Union if the "No" vote wins. As described in a report by State Street Global Advisors (SSgA), Italy's referendum effectively pits the technocracy against the masses who have... Show More

Wentworth Securities

"Market Bites" brings together commentary, links to news and articles, which we think our clients will find of interest. We worry about China before Greece. We stand by recent macro thematic trades we have discussed for some time - 1) Interest rates in AUS moving lower 2) Be short the... Show More

Open Europe, an independent think tank on the European Union has cautioned premature optimism about an end to the year-long Eurozone recession. Recently released Purchasing Managers' Index (PMI) data on the Eurozone reached an 18-month high, at an expansionary reading of 50.4, hinting that the manufacturing and services sectors were... Show More