The eurozone’s cycle of crisis and hope continues

By Jaisal Pastakia, Investment Manager, Heartwood Investment Management

All things considered, up until last week the euro has been remarkably resilient against the US dollar as the Greek government and its creditors attempted to find a debt deal.

Does Tsipras understand what he’s doing?

Sometimes I hate being right. Last week, I wrote that I wasn’t sure whether Greek Prime Minister Tsipras wanted a deal with his euro area partners. This week, we know that he doesn’t;

Rising domestic demand benefits Central and Eastern European economies

By Jaisal Pastakia, Investment Manager at Heartwood Investment Management

When thinking about global emerging market equity investing, the focus tends to shift toward China and India, despite questions

Greece: Is this time different?

Today felt different. On the trading floor in 2010, there were plenty of nerves but still a general sense that the Europeans would come up with a deal for Greece. In 2012, haircuts had been widely trailed

Strong retail sales in May point to best year for the sector since 2007

Commenting on the surprise rise in UK retail sales in May Martin Beck, senior economic advisor to the EY ITEM Club, said:

The pressure to conform is revitalising Japan’s corporate sector

By Michael Stanes, Investment Director at Heartwood Investment Management

Japanese equities have surged ahead since the start of this year despite lacklustre growth.

Over 16s and EU citizens to vote in EU referendum?

In the lead up to the general election David Cameron argued that only a vote for his party would guarantee an EU In/Out referendum and said that it would be run on the current general election franchise

Reject ‘Brexit’ says President Obama

The US President, Barack Obama, has waded into the UK In/Out debate over membership of the European Union by saying that he is ‘looking forward’ to the UK voting to remain in the EU.

How much should markets fear a Greek default?

Alan Cauberghs, Senior Investment Director, Fixed Income, comments on the implications of the current situation in Greece for investors:

US growth remains on track with moderate inflation returning

By David Absolon, Investment Director at Heartwood Investment Management

Inflation pressures are likely to stay muted across developed economies for some time, but we appear to be nearing the trough of the disinflationary cycle.

TheCityUK Comments on The Queen’s Speech

Chris Cummings, Chief Executive at TheCityUK, responds to the measures outlined in today’s Queen’s Speech:

UK Exchequer starts tax year strongly

By Azad Zangana, Senior European Economist, comments on the UK public finance figures released today:

The UK’s public finances got off to a good start in the new financial year.