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May 21, 2019 7:00:00 AM | LGT Navigator

LGT Navigator: Chip manufacturers suffer under Huawei verdict

The US government blacklists Chinese telecommunications supplier Huawei.

May 20, 2019 11:00:00 AM | LGT Motorsport News

Formula E: home round for Audi Sport ABT Schaeffler

Formula E visits Germany: On Saturday (May 25), Daniel Abt, Lucas di Grassi and company will race at the former Tempelhof airport in Berlin. With support from the local fans, Audi Sport ABT Schaeffler intends to celebrate on the podium and so put itself in a good position for the final phase of the title race.

Das Team Audi Sport ABT Schaeffler hat weiter gute Chancen auf den Gewinn beider Titel in der Formel E. Beim spektakulären E-Prix in der französischen Hauptstadt Paris belegten Daniel Abt und Lucas di Grassi die Plätze drei und vier.

May 20, 2019 7:00:00 AM | LGT Navigator

LGT Navigator: Japan's economy remains on growth path

The Japanese economy grew more strongly than expected in the first quarter. The gross domestic product of the third-largest economy after the USA and China expanded in the first three months of the year by +0.5% compared to the previous quarter, despite lower capital expenditure by companies and weak private consumption, while analysts had assumed a slight downturn or a decline in GDP of -0.1%. Projected over the year as a whole, the growth rate was +2.1%. The surprising economic growth in Japan helped the Tokyo Stock Exchange to a moderate price gain.

May 17, 2019 8:30:00 AM | LGT Navigator

LGT Navigator: Sentiment on capital markets remains fragile

While positive signals from the US economy were able to push concerns about the trade conflict back into the background for the time being, fears of a renewed confrontation between Italy and the EU Commission are causing uncertainty on European stock markets in particular.

The minutes of the US Federal Reserve's last monetary policy decision on March 20 confirmed the Fed's wait-and-see attitude. There are still "significant uncertainties" in the economic outlook, and latest US inflation data will probably not put pressure on the Fed to raise key interest rates again in the near future. ECB President Mario Draghi continues to see growth risks for the euro zone and recent economic data have confirmed that the pace of growth in the euro area is slowing. Nevertheless, the likelihood of a recession remains low.

May 16, 2019 8:30:00 AM | LGT Navigator

LGT Navigator: Lurking risks and mixed US economic signals

An impending further escalation of the trade conflict, geopolitical tensions in the Gulf region and interspersed US economic data caused stock inves-tors to hold back. Meanwhile, US retail sales disappointed in April with an unexpected drop of -0.2% from the previous month (consensus +0.2%). Americans, for example, spent less money on cars, electronics and building materials.

The minutes of the US Federal Reserve's last monetary policy decision on March 20 confirmed the Fed's wait-and-see attitude. There are still "significant uncertainties" in the economic outlook, and latest US inflation data will probably not put pressure on the Fed to raise key interest rates again in the near future. ECB President Mario Draghi continues to see growth risks for the euro zone and recent economic data have confirmed that the pace of growth in the euro area is slowing. Nevertheless, the likelihood of a recession remains low.

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