Steady global growth and low inflation means we remain in a Goldilocks environment where activity is neither too hot nor too cold.
How have Hong Kong and Singapore banks fared since the onset of the Global Financial Crisis? We take a look at a decade of returns to find out.
While a high yield market correction has occurred in each year since 2009, we have yet to see one in 2017. Given a positive fundamental backdrop for high yield bonds, we believe any pull-back in the market this year would present a good entry point.
In this month's infographic we look at the pros and cons of low inflation and balance sheet reduction, the state of the UK economy and the outlook for global trade.
It has been 10 years since the start of the global financial crisis. We show the impact then and during the decade that followed.
Although employment growth is positive, the Federal Reserve will likely remain on hold for 2017 while inflation remains weak and balance sheet reduction looms.
While employment is at a record high, wage growth remains anaemic. We forecast the Bank of England to keep interest rates on hold.
The combination of balance sheet reduction and low inflation suggests there may not be another rate hike in 2017.