Tag Archives: global

Five charts that explain why the global bond market is melting down

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More than US$450 billion has been wiped out across global bond markets in the past few weeks and, for most people, there doesn’t appear to be any particular reason. Boom! Bond market implosion this big only has happened twice in 15 years Analysts the rout is a classic pain trade – an abrupt reversal that no one sees coming – ...

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The US$18-trillion global economic boost if everything went right

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What if everything started to go in the actual world economy? It\’s a great deal to ask. The fir.1 per cent global growth of the first quarter was the weakest to have an expansion since 1998, based on JPMorgan Chase & Co. Former U.S. Treasury Secretary Lawrence Summers\’s \”secular stagnation\” warning is gaining traction and central banks have found more ...

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How WSP Global is emerging as Canada’s engineering consulting giant

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MONTREAL – WSP Global leader Pierre Shoiry says that as he presents the company’s strategy for the next 3 years at the shareholders meeting on Thursday, it’s likely to look a lot like the plan set out in 2012. \”It\’s going to be much more of exactly the same,\” said Shoiry at the?engineering consulting firm’s headquarters in Montreal. This is ...

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Global investors are shifting to Europe for better returns

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For global investors who can literally go anywhere, developed markets happen to be an attractive place to be during the past few years as a source of both dividend growth and the best risk-adjusted returns. It’s driven a lot of money into U.S. stocks, where valuations are still reasonable and the business cycle continues to be in its middle stage. ...

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Outside of Greece, global angst likely to be ‘short lived affair’

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For all the angst being developed by the escalating havoc in Greece and the possibility that it\’ll leave the eurozone, the result on world markets seemed contained despite an extensive selloff on Monday. Many analysts even seemed to find some joy as Europe’s primary benchmark, the Euro Stoxx 50, fell a lot more than four per cent during the session, ...

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Global stocks, euro fall but no rout after Greeks vote ‘no’

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LONDON – Shares fell in Europe and Asia, the euro stumbled and yields on weaker eurozone economies\’ bonds rose after Greece overwhelmingly voted against conditions for any rescue package, but there wasn\’t any rout and contagion was limited. Investors sought low-risk assets including Bunds, but the yield premium of Italian 10-year debt over Germany remained below last Monday\’s eight-month highs. ...

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North American stocks join global rally on Greece agreement with EU creditors: ‘Markets are quite happy’

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NEW YORK – U.S. stocks joined a worldwide rally on Friday, with the Nasdaq composite index posting its best advance since January, amid optimism that proposals Greece submitted to its creditors will create a bailout. Apple climbed 2.7 percent to prevent a five-session slide and pace gains among technology shares. Semiconductors rebounded as Avago Technologies and Broadcom rose a lot ...

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Taking a global view on investing in Canadian stocks

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Canadian dollar weakness, disappointing growth prospects and two interest rate cuts through the Bank of Canada are earning many global investors fearful of Canada’s equity markets these days, not to mention the bear market in lots of commodities. But it wasn’t so long ago that sentiment was pretty bullish on Canada. By early 2015, United states stocks had significantly rebounded ...

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What’s going on with global trade?

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In the three decades prior to the recent financial crisis, rapid globalization helped the world’s trade grow at twice the rate of the global economy.?But those halcyon days seem to be behind us. Instead, global trade is becoming stubbornly weak and it has yet revisit its pre-crisis levels, all the while continuing to trend below the world’s GDP growth. The ...

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