With an end-of-the-month deadline looming for Greece’s refinancing, markets were uncertain this week. In the US, the Federal Reserve looks to be on track for rate hikes beginning in September.
12/06/2015 Global weekly: Greece in firing line
Sentiment is currently hurt by fears of a Greek exit, rising bond yields and increasing volatility in foreign exchange markets. These developments should, however, not challenge the economic recovery scenario or earnings fundamentals.
05/06/2015 Bond volatility: here to stay?
Bond markets dropped this week, fuelled by ECB President Mario Draghi’s remark that bond investors should get used to periods of higher volatility. Bond yields, moving inversely to bond prices, surged. Equity markets fell, most notably in Europe, as the showdown between Greece and its creditors appeared to be far from over.
29/05/2015 Global weekly: Mindful moves
After remarkable performance in the first half of the year, investment prospects remain positive. We expect equities to continue to outperform cash and bonds, with a preference for Europe and emerging markets Asia. The ABN AMRO Private Banking Mid-Year Investment Outlook, Mindful Moves, that was released this week, provides more details on what we expect for the next six months and beyond.
22/05/2015 Possible IPO of ABN AMRO
The Dutch Minister of Finance has informed Parliament that he believes ABN AMRO is ready to start the next stage of preparations for a possible IPO.