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EU summit calms the markets

The July 2012 issue of Perspectives is now available for reading and downloading. Today, we look at asset classes and currencies: measures announced at the end of the EU summit on 28/29 June managed to ease tensions that had been afflicting most main asset classes. This reassurance may, however, be short-lived as the real underlying […]

Economies slowing down further

The July 2012 issue of Perspectives is now available for reading and downloading. Here are this month’s headline news from around the world. The global economic slowdown has helped to push oil prices down. This welcome decline could serve to boost consumer spending again over the next few months. Click on the image below for […]

European summit offers a little respite

The July 2012 issue of Perspectives is now available for reading and downloading. In this month’s strategy section, Pictet’s analysts explain that the European summit offers a little respite. A following wind breezed through most of the world’s stock markets for a few days after measures announced at the EU’s late-June summit. Although a few […]

The great divergence still firmly in place

The July 2012 issue of Perspectives is now available for reading and downloading. Today we preview the macroeconomics section of the magazine. Over the past twelve months or so, we have regularly referred in this publication to the phenomenon we have dubbed the ‘Great Divergence’. We define this as the increasingly divergent trajectories being taken […]

Nothing has changed

The July 2012 issue of Perspectives is now available for reading and downloading. In his editorial outlook, Chief Investment Officer Yves Bonzon explains that nothing has changed. We have only just avoided the worst. The tilting of the Franco-German axis in favour of France after the change of power in Paris was used to extract […]

Chinese GDP growth continues to slow and the outlook remains weak but not alarming

Macro data stemming from China continue to disappoint but policy easing measures should start to have a positive impact in the coming months. The National Bureau of Statistics released key economic indicators on Friday that confirm the gradual slowdown of the economy. We believe the new yardstick for annual GDP growth in the years ahead is likely […]

Download Perspectives July 2012: "EU summit not a real game-changer"

The July 2012 edition of Perspectives – titled “EU summit not a real game-changer” – is now available for download and online reading. In this edition: • Editorial outlook: Nothing has changed • Macroeconomics: The Great Divergence still firmly in place • Strategy: European summit offers a little respite • Headline news from around the […]

Download Perspectives July 2012: “EU summit not a real game-changer”

The July 2012 edition of Perspectives – titled “EU summit not a real game-changer” – is now available for download and online reading. In this edition: • Editorial outlook: Nothing has changed • Macroeconomics: The Great Divergence still firmly in place • Strategy: European summit offers a little respite • Headline news from around the […]

United States: subdued economic data, but growth likely to reaccelerate in the second half

The recent widespread deterioration in the US data flow has certainly been somewhat discouraging. However, supported by improving fundamentals in sectors such as credit, housing and small firms, the recent sharp fall in oil prices and – hopefully – more market-supportive developments in the euro area, we continue to expect some modest reacceleration in the […]

Prix Pictet shortlist announced

We take a break from our regular programming to talk about photography, as the names of the twelve photographers shortlisted for the fourth Prix Pictet, “Power”, were announced last week at Les Rencontres d’Arles, during an evening screening in the Theatre Antique attended by hundreds of photographers, journalists, critics, and gallerists there for the opening […]

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