While financial markets in the developed world responded positively to the election of Donald Trump, the reaction in emerging markets (EMs) was mostly negative.
The machinations of central banks were once conducted in near-anonymity and of interest only to a small band of finance specialists. Now they are both political and highly public. With ultra-low interest rates representative of the “new normal”, what are the chances of a return to the low-key status quo that endured for so long?
Electric vehicles (EVs) have existed since the 19th century, but have been most prevalent in niche applications such as mobility scooters and forklifts.
The internet is turning more and more of us into fanatical sharers. First we shared information — comments, photos, tweets — and now, thanks to an ever-growing raft of apps, we seem ready to share almost anything, including homes and cars.
TalkingPoints is our new series of informative reports providing insight into a wide range of financial topics, alongside the investment research reports we produce.
UK commercial property values increased by 2.4% over the first six months of 2016, according to the IPD All Property Index. Yet these gains were eradicated in the immediate aftermath of the EU referendum — the index fell by 2.8% in July alone.
First the EU referendum, then the election of Donald Trump. In 2016, investors were surprised by events that pollsters and other experts said wouldn’t happen, although on both occasions stock markets swiftly recovered before reaching new highs.
The advent of “robo advisers” has provided some investors with an opportunity to take a different approach to managing their investments, and undoubtedly some are ready and willing to rise to the challenge.
Eleanor Rathbone was one of the unsung heroines of the 20th century. As a feminist, suffragist, MP and humanitarian activist, she influenced social and welfare reform both at home and abroad. Seventy years after her death, we celebrate her remarkable life and reflect on the enduring relevance of the qualities that made her who she was.