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Market analysisEquity markets, and especially eurozone markets, enjoyed a sharp bounce after several down sessions. The focus remained on central banks and oil prices but the beginning of the third quarter earnings season also played its part with some pleasant surprises from US banks.Learn more Expert interviewAmbroise Huret and Morand Studer, partners at Eleven (strategic advisory firm) analyse the effects of the digital revolution on real estate.Learn more AnalysisThe ECB was decisive in the upturn in the real estate market in the eurozone.Learn more Macro HighlightsThis week Sophie Casanova, economist, member of our Economic Research team, analyses the impact on sterling of Prime Minister May’s announcement that she will activate clause 50 of the Lisbon Treaty by end-March 2017, setting the ball rolling for Britain’s pullout from the European Union.
Learn more Market analysisOverall trading was relatively calm this week but not for sterling which continued to come under pressure as the UK looked increasingly to be heading towards a hard Brexit. Elsewhere, the IMF’s description of the macroeconomic environment was hardly enthusiastic: its report said global growth was still as sluggish while indebtedness continued to rise. And yet recent data from the US, Germany and the UK came in higher than expected, especially corporate investment.Learn more Asset allocation strategyThose who think we are nearing the end of ultra-accommodating monetary policy argue that it is inefficient and blighted with too many disadvantages like the risk of creating bubbles or jeopardising the financial industry. Or they consider that quantitative easing will inevitably disappear as central banks will soon have run out of bonds to buy.Learn more AppointmentEdmond de Rothschild has announced the appointment of Robert Jenkins as Chief Brand and Marketing Officer.Learn more Market analysisFinancial markets moved erratically mainly because of uncertainties surrounding Deutsche Bank which is facing a fine imposed by the US Department of Justice. The event hit European bank shares hardest, dragging them down by around 8% over the month and weighing on Europe's main indices. Learn more MagazineA huge step has just been taken in the fight against global warming. Ahead of the G20 meeting on September 4 and 5, the US and China ratified the global climate agreement negotiated at last year’s COP 21 summit in Paris. Before the agreement comes into force, it must be ratified by a minimum of 55 countries representing 55% of global greenhouse gas emissions. News from Washington and Beijing means 26 countries representing 40% of emissions have now ratified the agreement. The US and China alone represent close to 38% of these emissions.Learn more Market analysisThe week had begun with the BIS reiterating concerns over financial markets and the gap between equity price and bond yield levels on the one hand and a surge in Chinese lending on the other. But investors preferred to focus on the almost simultaneous meetings of the Bank of Japan and the US Fed. The biggest market moves occurred on September 21 and 22.Learn more