Will corporate Japan save Abenomics?

By Michael Stanes, Investment Director at Heartwood Investment Management

Japan is presenting a paradox: the stock market continues to rise (+7% in February, local currency) at the same time as growth disappoints.

Pause Grexit, Play Deflation Fears

In February it was all about European instability, possibility of Greece exiting the Eurozone, and Euro collapsing. Well it did not happen; let’s put the Grexit fears on pause for another four months

Is the public perception of politicians damaging democracy?

It’s no surprise that politicians don’t have the best of reputations amongst the public. According to one study, they’re the

Taxation: a legal or moral obligation?

The latest tax scandal involving HSBC is a reminder of how the issue of taxation has become a regular fixture on the national news agenda.

'A Postcard from India' by Craig Botham

Following his recent trip to India to meet with companies, government officials and private sector analysts, Craig Botham, Emerging Markets Economist at Schroders, shares his findings in 'A Postcard from India'….

Why not just put a cap on tax avoidance?

This week the media has been full of pointing fingers and accusations regarding tax avoidance and tax evasion.

Norway's relationship with the EU provides credible model for Britain

• Flourishing non-member Norway enjoys tariff-free trade with Europe as well as political independence

• Withdrawing to the European Economic Area would cost UK less while maintaining significant influence over EU legislation

Schroders: Lower inflation is only half the story- Keith Wade comments

Keith Wade, Chief Economist and Strategist at Schroders, comments on the global economy and why he believes that the fall in oil price will stimulate growth

Instability, uncertainty, fear, opportunity – Words to Define Financial Markets

In the last couple of years, most of the industry players always complained about low volatility, boring market movements, easy to predict range trading, etc… But guess what, it is no more those days.

US edges closer to June rate rise


Keith Wade, Chief Economist and Strategist at Schroders, comments on the US employment figures and what the implications may be for when we will see a US rate rise:

Currency wars continue

For the last couple of months Central banks have been on the front phase of economic announcements and news globally. With a few “innovative” tools they always manage to become the main drivers of volatility

The Fed reminds investors of looming interest rate risk but the US economy may struggle to decouple

By David Absolon, Investment Director at Heartwood Investment Management

When most central banks across developed and emerging economies are in easing mode, the assumption that the Federal Reserve will raise rates this year is starting to look questionable.