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Economic hegemony

For a long time, those looking to understand the future trajectory of the world’s economy and capital markets have been well-served by looking at data coming out of its largest economy, the US. However, with the Chinese economy now larger on some measures of output, is it time to start looking elsewhere for our economic tea leaves?
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Planting a flag

Contemplation is a central feature of the summer season. Long, warm days and time away from the office are essential ingredients for introspection. For investors, summer represents the half-year mark wherein the inevitable taking stock of efforts during the period takes place.
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Robot revolution

Robots are taking over the world. Advances in artificial intelligence are now enabling software to learn how to make decisions by detecting patterns in those humans have made, putting much larger swathes of the human workforce at risk. Is it time to follow the example of the Luddites and form a mob?
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A question of growth

Recent economic data in the US appeared to move in the opposite direction to what was expected. GDP declined 1% in the first quarter, although a stream of other economic data points portended a much different result.
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Commodity update

With the map of the Middle East starting to look in need of updating, the Russian army continuing to flex its muscles on Ukraine’s eastern border, and the rising probability of the crop-disruptive weather phenomenon El Nino re-emerging this year [...]
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Hay – Stacks of Potential

Hay Festival is one of the world’s iconic cultural events, and we were pleased to return to Wales to host a series of workshops for budding young entrepreneurs.
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