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Aug 18, 2015 8:16 AM       Daily Market News   EN | DE

Empire State Index falls to six-year low

Bad news from the U.S., where the Federal Reserve Bank of New York?s Empire State manufacturing index slumped to a six-year low as a stronger US dollar is hurting exports. The plunged to minus 14.9 in August, the lowest level since April 2009, from 3.9 the prior month.

From: LGT Navigator Abo

Aug 17, 2015 8:40 AM       Daily Market News   EN | DE

Japan contracts on weaker consumption

Japan?s economy contracted in Q2 as consumers and businesses cut spending and exports tumbled. Gross domestic product fell at an annualized rate of -1.6%, comparted to a +4.5% growth rate in Q1.

From: LGT Navigator Abo

Aug 14, 2015 8:44 AM       Daily Market News   EN | DE

US retail sales point to solid consumer spending

Following the global slump in equity markets after China?s currency devaluation in the first half of this week, stocks have stabilized somewhat. A positive signal came from US retail sales, which rose +0.6% in July compared to the previous month. July?s gain was broad-based with 11 of 13 major categories advancing, pointing to solid consumer spending in the U.S.

From: LGT Navigator Abo

Aug 12, 2015 8:58 AM       Weekly Market Comment  EN | DE

LGT Beacon: Japan`s corporate earnings surge continues

We have been overweighting Japan?s equity market since early 2013, believing that Tokyo?s decision to finally pursue uninhibited monetary policy easing and market-friendly reforms would trigger a strong and sustained corporate earnings rebound.

From: LGT Beacon Abo

Aug 5, 2015 9:07 AM       Weekly Market Comment  EN | DE

LGT Beacon: Stock market earthquake in China

In recent weeks, China has experienced a stock market earthquake. While the domestic A-share market was suffering the most, the H-share market in Hong Kong which is freely accessible for international investors has also reported ample losses. However, other emerging markets let alone the global bull market have been only marginally shaken by the Chinese earthquake.

From: LGT Beacon Abo