global financial crisis (GFC)

No, wait, this is the real anniversary of the Global Financial Crisis

NEW YORK (Aug 25): Just five minutes before Monday’s solar eclipse, hundreds of beachgoers along the Cape Cod National Seashore were donning special glasses and positioning empty cereal boxes with pinholes in them, tittering with anticipation to see the moon begin to blot out much of the sun. As a result, they missed something far more exciting some 10 yards offshore.

Is the global equity bull market dying?

SINGAPORE (June 1): Global equity markets have gone on an eight-year-long bull run since hitting the bottom in March 2009, at the height of the global financial crisis.

With the rally now entering the ninth year and with valuations already pushed up, is the equity markets bull run coming to an end?

“While stocks haven’t reached nose-bleed valuations, they are elevated in almost every market,” says Natixis Global Asset Management’s senior vice president and chief market strategist, David Lafferty.

Put event risk at core of portfolio strategies, Eastspring tells investors

SINGAPORE (May 31): Liquidity is a double-edged sword, according to Virginie Maisonneuve, chief investment officer (CIO) of Eastspring Investments, a member of Prudential (UK).

While the liquidity environment created by regulators and central banks to-date has been supportive of capital markets and provides a “tame” backdrop to the global investment landscape, Maisonneuve warns of heightened risk of tail events – infrequently occurring events that bring a large negative impact on portfolio returns.

Singapore’s job creation continues negative descent in 3Q

SINGAPORE (Oct 28): Singapore’s headline employment remained unchanged at 2.1% at a seasonally adjusted level – better than the consensus of 2.2% – while resident and citizen unemployment rates each edged down 0.1 percentage point from the previous quarter to 2.9 and 3% respectively.

(See also: Singapore sees highest second quarter layoffs since 2009)

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