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“I’m not worried about a slowdown in China,” says Invesco’s Ken Hu “I’m not worried about a slowdown in China,” says Invesco’s Ken Hu “I’m not worried about a slowdown in China,” says Invesco’s Ken Hu
Ken Hu, Invesco’s CIO fixed income for Asia Pacific, sees a positive outcome for the Chinese economy once the foreign investment law is passed on Friday. In his view, productivity of Chinese firms will improve in light of new competitors.
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Hannah Wise
Oil price escalation could prompt China to defy U.S. sanctions on Iran
As oil prices edge higher amid mounting geopolitical tensions, Carsten Menke, commodities expert at Julius Baer, says any further rise in price could prompt China to defy U.S. sanctions on purchases of Iranian oil.
Hannah Wise
Markets still hope for a solution in U.S.-China trade-war
“Escalation is a dangerous game,” says Guy Miller, chief economist at Zurich Insurance. In his view, the financial markets are still seeing a positive outcome in the trade war between the U.S. and China.
Hannah Wise
Economiesuisse: White House meeting an opportunity for Switzerland
With Swiss President Ueli Maurer meeting Donald Trump at The White House on Thursday, Rudolf Minsch, chief economist of economiesuisse, sees potential for a free trade agreement between the U.S. and Switzerland.
Hannah Wise
Has the Swiss real estate market peaked?
It’s not just gloom and doom when it comes to the Swiss real estate market. Daniel Zaugg, EY partner and sector leader real estate, explains what a check into 10 Swiss-listed companies uncovered.
Martina Fuchs
The best AI stocks may be the ones you’ve never heard of
According to global equity fund manager Brice Prunas, Oddo BHF’s new fund uses artificial intelligence to pick stocks with the most to gain from the rise of machine learning. Could that explain why you may not recognize many of them?
Martina Fuchs
Vontobel AM: Yes, we are bullish on China
The U.S.-China trade clashes sparked a sell-off in emerging market stocks last week. But Roger Merz of Vontobel Asset Management says the tensions will be an opportunity for emerging market investors focusing on China.
Martina Fuchs
Swiss tech companies could be takeover targets
xTech analyst Reto Huber of Research Partners sees three potential takeover candidates in the Swiss tech sector. Find out more.
Martina Fuchs
Energy investment is falling well short of climate goals, says IEA
Investment in low-carbon energy needs to grow two-and-a-half times by 2030 in order to meet sustainability goals and targets set out by the Paris climate treaty, the International Energy Agency warned today. Michael Waldron, an energy investment analyst at IEA, says a “step change” in policy focus by governments is needed to realize this.
Martina Fuchs
Is Bitcoin rally a sign that crypto is growing up?
Bitcoin soared over the weekend, briefly climbing over $7,500—its highest level since September. Jan Brzezek, CEO and co-founder of Crypto Finance, says prices are likely to continue their upward trend as more financial institutions move into cryptocurrencies, with Swiss firms already leading the way.
Martina Fuchs
Why investors are betting against the Swiss franc
U.S. currency traders have built a large position in Swiss franc futures, betting the money will remain relatively weak against the dollar and the euro. The franc’s reaction to the U.S.-China trade dispute shows the dangers of that strategy, says Thomas Stucki, chief investment officer at St. Galler Kantonalbank.
Ana Maria Montero
Europe wary as U.S. and China trade negotiators fight it out
Europe is holding its breath as the U.S. and China slug it out, mindful that its own trade battle with the Trump administration is about to begin. The trans-Atlantic negotiations will probably be a ‘’fairer fight,” says economist Cornelia Meyer. Alastair McCaig, head of investment management at Fern Wealth, agrees that the European negotiations will be more of a ”two-way street.”
Ana Maria Montero
Would you invest in a company like Uber that may never turn a profit?
Cornelia Meyer, economist and energy expert, and Alastair McCaig, head of investment management at Fern Wealth, have some doubts about Uber. The U.S. ride-hailing company went public on Friday. It is worth close to $80 billion but has never made a profit. Uber will have to change its business model to monetize its popularity, McCaig says.
Hannah Wise
Why getting close to management before investing matters
Thomas Rutz, fund manager emerging markets at MainFirst, explains why he needs to understand all the strategy details of the companies he invests in. One of the elements he pays attention to is what could happen if the country where those companies are based faces a currency crisis.
Hannah Wise
Are frontier markets worth the risk?
After the emerging markets come the frontier markets. These small but fast-growing economies like Georgia, Moldova, and Vietnam may be appealing for investors, but they can be risky, too. Thomas Rutz, fund manager emerging markets at MainFirst, discusses how he deals with this.
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