Caitlin Hughes

Hong Kong protests weigh on Asian stockmarkets

Recent pro-democracy demonstrations in Hong Kong seem to have impacted investor sentiment across much of Asia. While there are other factors also responsible – such as some sluggish data on Chinese manufacturing activity – fears over escalating political unrest have contributed to rapid declines in several Asian stockmarkets.

Unsurprisingly, the… Read the article

Bad news is good news?

When is bad news good news? Apparently when investors have spent the best part of a decade getting overly comfortable with the idea of Central Banks artificially pumping unprecedented levels of liquidity into financial markets. Markets remain extremely sensitive to even the slightest bit of news that feeds the… Read the article