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12 February, 2019
SHOULD CONCERNS ABOUT GLOBAL GROWTH BE TAKEN SERIOUSLY? Bond yields slipped to very depressed levels once again marking that financial markets remain concerned about the state of the global economy. The question arises whether the worries of ... more
7 February, 2019
AMA Africa are very proud and pleased to announce the naming of their premises in Johannesburg, South Africa. Over the past 24 months the company has grown from a modest 200sqm to over 700sqm, employing ... more
Year of Pig 2019
5 February, 2019
HOW LONG COULD GOLDILOCKS STAY WHILE THE BEARS ARE AWAY? Markets breathed a sigh of relief after Fed Chair Powell’s remarks on Wednesday. Mr. Powell delivered a speech which signified a policy U-turn compared to his ... more
APRIL EUSEBIO - Head of Wealth Management Services
1 February, 2019
Today we recognise the Head of Wealth Management Services, April Eusebio-Castillo, who is celebrating 12 years with Austen Morris Associates. April is an exceptional member of the AMA Family, the work she does is an ... more
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30 January, 2019
IS A REBOUND OF ECONOMIC GROWTH ON THE HORIZON? The IMF presented its updated global macroeconomic outlook, in which the organisation admitted that their previous GDP growth forecast for 2019 and 2020 was too optimistic. As ... more
25 January, 2019
As we approach our 25th anniversary in business, I wanted to take a few minutes to reflect on what has been achieved by some superb people over this period of time. It has always been a belief of the AMA group to focus on the future and the positive developments that the next month, year or decade will bring, but at this time, it is difficult not to look back and enjoy the achievements of the company over the past 25 years.... more
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22 January, 2019
POLITICAL RISKS BACK IN THE DRIVING SEAT Various risks of political nature linger that drive global market sentiment and thus asset prices. Just to name a few:   Due to the government shutdown in the US, ... more
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15 January, 2019
THE POWELL PUTT & TRADE TALKS “The principal worry I would have is really global growth,” said Fed Chair Jerome Powell. The Fed Chair added that the FOMC will be “patient” and “flexible” when it ... more
Small Earth globes with world maps
8 January, 2019
THE US’ ECONOMIC OUTLOOK IS NOT AS BAD AS MARKETS DEEM Although the holiday season usually implies boredom, this was definitely not the case last week, when asset prices exhibited excessive moves – especially in ... more
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18 December, 2018
IS A RECESSION REALLY IN SIGHT? Markets have been bracing for a recession in the US, and as a result investors have been increasingly selling risk assets. The US Treasury curve has already semi-inverted, as ... more
Shanghai Christmas Party 2018
13 December, 2018
On Saturday the 8th of December 2018, the AMA Shanghai office celebrated in style at their annual Christmas Party. This year the Shanghai team and their partners were treated to a formal black-tie event at ... more
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11 December, 2018
“IT’S THE ECONOMY, STUPID!” Sovereign yields sank to alarmingly low levels on both sides of the Atlantic by the end of the week.  In addition, the US Treasury curve produced a very unusual shape during ... more