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Italy may be conduit for EM contagion

Italy may be conduit for EM contagion

September 17, 2018  |  Equity

If Italy's populist government increases government debt, prices of Italian bonds and banks could drop and trigger a larger crisis for the region and world.

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Capital Markets Outlook

Politics and protectionism may restrain economic momentum

Politics and protectionism may restrain economic momentum

July 6, 2018  |  Capital Markets Outlook

Trade war and tighter Fed policy put pressure on the global financial system.

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Fixed Income Outlook

Interest rates and trade create headwinds

Interest rates and trade create headwinds

July 30, 2018  |  Fixed Income Outlook

While the outlook for global growth is favorable, challenges to fixed-income markets are increasing.

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Equity Outlook

Buybacks and M&A may fuel equities, but trade conflict is a key risk

Buybacks and M&A may fuel equities, but trade conflict is a key risk

August 9, 2018  |  Equity Outlook

Several trends could boost equity returns, but trade negotiations create market risk.

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