Investment Updates

December 2015
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Last month the International Monetary Fund (IMF) announced the inclusion of the Chinese renminbi as its fifth currency in the Special Drawing Rights (SDR) basket, effective from October 1st 2016.Read more

December 2015
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Last night the Federal Reserve (Fed) voted to raise interest rates by 0.25%, seven years to the day since it cut interest rates to almost zero.Read more

December 2015
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3rd December 2015 marked a long-awaited European Central Bank (ECB) meeting.  Markets expected the monetary authority to announce a deepening of its accommodative monetary policy, namely a more negative interest rate and an extension to the quantitative easing (QE) programme.Read more

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22nd November saw the Argentinian electorate usher in sweeping change as Mauricio Macri was voted in as Argentina’s new president.  This marks a significant change as the voters swung from the left to vote in a president who is centre-right promising to work on international relations and...Read more

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Across the pond, this working week ends with Black Friday, the term used to refer to the Friday after the Thanksgiving holiday when shops offer large discounts to tempt customers.Read more