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A fireside chat about the renminbi – How far will it fall?
FRONT OF MIND | Blog - 4 Min

A fireside chat about the renminbi – How far will it fall?

In recent weeks, the renminbi has depreciated significantly against the US dollar. Chi Lo, our senior market strategist in Hong...

CHI LO
| 24.05.2022
A fireside chat about the Hong Kong dollar as it revisits 7.85
FRONT OF MIND | Blog - 3 Min

A fireside chat about the Hong Kong dollar as it revisits 7.85

For the first time since 2019, the Hong Kong dollar (HKD) has fallen to the lower end of the Convertibility-Undertaking...

CHI LO
| 17.05.2022
The renminbi’s creeping internationalisation
FRONT OF MIND | Blog - 5 Min

The renminbi’s creeping internationalisation

China has recently revived talks with Saudi Arabia on settling some oil trades in renminbi in a move that many...

CHI LO
| 13.04.2022
ESG boost is flipside to China’s ban on bitcoin
FRONT OF MIND | Blog - 4 Min

ESG boost is flipside to China’s ban on bitcoin

China is cracking down on bitcoin in a bid to overcome problems such as power shortages, climate control, financial disruption...

CHI LO
| 06.10.2021
The inherent risks of crypto currencies – When bitcoin meets China’s CBDC
FRONT OF MIND | Blog - 8 Min

The inherent risks of crypto currencies – When bitcoin meets China’s CBDC

Increasing regulatory control, due to central banks protecting their economic policy sovereignty and national governments seeking to control climate change,...

CHI LO
| 21.05.2021
Equity market drivers – Passing the baton
PORTFOLIO PERSPECTIVES | Blog - 4 Min

Equity market drivers – Passing the baton

Equity markets have gained from the drop in interest rates engineered by central banks as well as large-scale government aid...

CHRISTOPHE MOULIN
+1 other(s)
| 04.05.2021
US inflation – Upside pressure on the cards
FRONT OF MIND | Blog - 3 Min

US inflation – Upside pressure on the cards

The US inflation picture is complex: upward pressures have remained muted, but base effects and possible supply constraints amid a...

+1 other(s)
| 16.04.2021
What is the problem with cryptocurrency (bitcoin)?
FRONT OF MIND | Blog - 5 Min

What is the problem with cryptocurrency (bitcoin)?

Bitcoin is again in the news. Some advocates of the cryptocurrency suggest its price is rising because bitcoin is challenging...

CHI LO
| 12.02.2021
A bright end to 2020 for equity markets
FRONT OF MIND | Blog - 4 Min

A bright end to 2020 for equity markets

After setting record highs in early December, global equities vacillated on market concerns over the resurgence of COVID-19 to end...

NATHALIE BENATIA
| 07.01.2021
Currency outlook: The trend is not your friend
PORTFOLIO PERSPECTIVES | Blog - 2 Min

Currency outlook: The trend is not your friend

Investors betting on ‘trends’ have been disappointed over the last four years. After rallying by 30% between mid-July 2014 and...

Politics, economics and a pandemic: Equity markets really have their hands full
PORTFOLIO PERSPECTIVES | Blog - 5 Min

Politics, economics and a pandemic: Equity markets really have their hands full

September saw profit-taking on equities amid concerns over Covid-19 as well as economic and political uncertainties. Global equities fell in...

Weekly investment update – 29 July 2020
WEEKLY
MARKET UPDATE 29.07.2020
FRONT OF MIND | Blog - 5 Min

Weekly investment update – 29 July 2020

There are increasing signs that the resurgence of COVID-19 cases is weighing on the US economy. No reaction is expected...

MARINA CHERNYAK
| 29.07.2020