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News & features 2014

Pouring oil on troubled waters

10-11-2014 | News item | Léon Cornelissen

The oil price is likely to remain low as the market faces a ‘perfect storm’ that has affected both supply and demand, says Robeco’s chief economist.

Taking some risk off the table

09-10-2014 | News item | Peter van der Welle

Low volatility would normally be welcomed by investors – but a sustained period can also act as a warning shot for impeding market volatility, Robeco’s strategist says.

Bond yields suggest an unlikely recession

08-09-2014 | News item | Léon Cornelissen

Eurozone bond yields are now so low they they suggest a recession is imminent though the ECB’s dramatic action makes that unlikely, says Robeco’s chief economist.

UK rate rise may be imminent

08-07-2014 | News item | Léon Cornelissen

A rate rise in the UK may be imminent as the British economy grows more strongly than expected, Robeco’s chief economist believes.

Why ‘Abenomics’ is running out of steam

08-05-2014 | News item | Léon Cornelissen

Japan’s trillion-dollar experiment with ‘Abenomics’ is now running out of steam, and more monetary stimulus may be inevitable if the economy is to avoid recession.

Six reasons why US capital expenditure is on the rise

10-04-2014 | News item | Peter van der Welle

In the United States, capital expenditure is lagging the economy as a whole. Some think this is the ‘new normal’. But Robeco’s strategist Peter van der Welle believes there is a strong case for a rebound in investments later this year.

ECB’s options are limited – unless Ukraine erupts

11-03-2014 | News item | Léon Cornelissen

Investors should get used to inaction from the European Central Bank (ECB), and that in its own way is good news, as it shows that economic conditions are improving, says Robeco’s chief economist.

China is the real threat to emerging markets

11-02-2014 | News item | Léon Cornelissen

It has been a rough time for emerging market equities, but only China has the real power to upset the apple cart for investors this year, says Robeco’s chief economist.

Three reasons why deflation won’t take hold in the Eurozone

09-01-2014 | News item | Léon Cornelissen

Inflation used to be the main focus for European central bankers’ interest rate policy as prices rose forever upward. Now their main fear as we begin 2014 is the reverse scenario - the risk of deflation.

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