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17
Nov
2017
Tightening our focus
The global economy continues to register stronger growth than in recent years. The United States appears to have...
Market trends
The global economy continues to register stronger growth than in recent years. The United States appears to have recovered quickly from the hurricane-related disruption in late summer, the eurozone is growing well above trend, as is Japan, and China has seen an acceleration in growth, as witnessed by the pick-up in global trade.
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26
Oct
2017
Central banks
- The European Central Bank (ECB) is likely to adjust its forward guidance before year-end in response to stronger...
Market trends
- The European Central Bank (ECB) is likely to adjust its forward guidance before year-end in response to stronger economic momentum, although a strong euro is taming inflation prospects. - The US Federal Reserve (Fed) has started to reduce its balance sheet. We expect one more rate hike by year-end. - The Bank of England recently hinted that it may raise...
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20
Oct
2017
The Bigger Picture
With rising corporate and consumer confidence in most major economies and little upward pressure on prices, we expect...
Market trends
With rising corporate and consumer confidence in most major economies and little upward pressure on prices, we expect this year’s return to synchronized global growth to continue.
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10
Jul
2017
Millennials: Redefining the rules
“Millennials” are the generation born approximately between 1980 and 2000, i.e. people aged today between 16 and 35....
Market trends
“Millennials” are the generation born approximately between 1980 and 2000, i.e. people aged today between 16 and 35. Also known as the “Digital Generation”, “generation Y” or “Echo Boomers”, this first generation of digital natives is reshaping consumer habits – a phenomenon that is emphasized by the exponential growth of the sharing economy.
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10
Jul
2017
Bottom fishing
Monetary policy normalisation and receding fears of a trade war should help currencies recover, especially the Swedish...
Market trends
Monetary policy normalisation and receding fears of a trade war should help currencies recover, especially the Swedish krona, Norwegian krone and Mexican peso.
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06
Apr
2017
A global shift towards energy efficiency
With world population growth and constant urbanisation, world energy consumption and greenhouse gas emissions should...
Responsible economy
With world population growth and constant urbanisation, world energy consumption and greenhouse gas emissions should increase twofold over the next 40 years, as was the case between the beginning of the 1970s and 2013.
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06
Apr
2017
Inflation is back – for good?
While authorities have successfully developed the tools to fight rising inflation in recent decades, they have proved...
Expert Views
While authorities have successfully developed the tools to fight rising inflation in recent decades, they have proved unable to drive prices higher since the financial crisis, potentially because of insufficient demand in many countries faced with sluggish growth.
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06
Apr
2017
The quartet, is a lifestyle choice
Two violins, one viola, one cello: the string quartet is considered the ideal musical formation. After leaving the...
Lifestyle
Two violins, one viola, one cello: the string quartet is considered the ideal musical formation. After leaving the Conservatoire Supérieur de Musique de Paris in 2013, four musicians with an average age of 24 formed the Arod Quartet.
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06
Apr
2017
When philanthropy becomes an investment sector...
The philanthropic sector is disrupted by a dual phenomenon: the rise of “new philanthropists” who increasingly want to...
Responsible economy
The philanthropic sector is disrupted by a dual phenomenon: the rise of “new philanthropists” who increasingly want to understand and evaluate the social returns of their generosity, combined with a reorganisation of charities and Non Government Organisations (NGOs) determined to assess the impact of their initiatives.
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06
Apr
2017
Xavier Niel - Today’s new economy, is tomorrow’s old economy!
Xavier Niel, Deputy Chairman, CSO, founder and majority shareholder of the Iliad group, the parent company of French...
Entrepreneur
Xavier Niel, Deputy Chairman, CSO, founder and majority shareholder of the Iliad group, the parent company of French telecoms company Free, is also the majority shareholder of the Le Monde group and Nouvel Observateur. Following the opening of Ecole 42 four years ago, he is getting ready to inaugurate “Station F”, a vast 34,000 m2 campus whose purpose is to...
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06
Apr
2017
Was it really such a surprise ?
From Brexit to Trump’s election, 2016 was marked by many political surprises fuelling comments on the electorate’s...
Management views
From Brexit to Trump’s election, 2016 was marked by many political surprises fuelling comments on the electorate’s unpredictability and on the failure of polling organisations. But was it really such a surprise?
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24
Oct
2016
Trans-Generational support : key success factors
You can pass on financial wealth between generations but you can also pass on your company or the knowledge that are...
Wealth planning
You can pass on financial wealth between generations but you can also pass on your company or the knowledge that are important to you as well.
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20
Oct
2016
David Sanger: Becoming an entrepreneur, the skills you need for success
David Sanger founded Rollover in 1991, which grew to become the UK’s largest hot dog company from its origins as a...
Entrepreneur
David Sanger founded Rollover in 1991, which grew to become the UK’s largest hot dog company from its origins as a sandwich bar chain. He tells us what it takes to become a successful entrepreneur.
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16
Oct
2016
And what if Brexit was just a flash in the pan?
In the months before the British referendum of June 23rd, a large number of economists (including our own) tried to...
Market trends
In the months before the British referendum of June 23rd, a large number of economists (including our own) tried to predict the impact of Brexit on the economy and the financial markets. While many anticipated that economic activity would contract and that markets would fall, it is now clear that the British economy and financial assets have finally been quite...
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