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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
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4 December, 2018
TRUCE BETWEEN TRUMP AND XI Although the year-end is quickly approaching, politics and policymakers are keeping financial markets and investors on their toes. US President Trump and Chinese President Xi met in Argentina. Depending on which media outlet ... more
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27 November, 2018
NO RELIEF FOR CRUDE OIL PRICES BEFORE THE OPEC MEETING As noted in last week’s Money Matters, oil prices came under pressure due to various factors, one of them being the POTUS’ wish for lower ... more
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20 November, 2018
OIL’S ROLLERCOASTER RIDE MAY NOT BE OVER JUST YET Crude oil prices have come under pressure in recent weeks. Since the beginning of 2016, oil prices have been rising driven by economic growth as well as ... more
Africa 16th Oct 2018
15 November, 2018
Austen Morris Associates, in the News Oct-Nov 2018. During the months of October and November 2018 our Partner & Africa Regional Manager, Ian Edwards  has been very active in the news joining hosts on multiple ... more
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14 November, 2018
On Wednesday 7th November 2018, Senior Partner Jon Holand hosted a Private Client Dinner at Three on the Bund’s Jean-Georges.  Clients were welcomed to the 7th Floor Whisper Bar for Champagne and Canapés where they ... more
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13 November, 2018
INTERNATIONAL TRADE DISPUTES MAY NOT DISAPPEAR Positive risk sentiment returned to financial markets after President Trump and the Republican Party lost control of the House of Representatives to the Democratic Party. The risk-on mood fed through ... more
Shanghai Recruits
8 November, 2018
Austen Morris Associates is proud to welcome our first group of Shanghai recruits, Willem Le Roux and Jackson Fang. Willem holds a BCom degree in Statistics and Economics and is a candidate in the Chartered ... more
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5 November, 2018
PRESIDENT TRUMP’S TWEET IMPROVED GLOBAL MARKET SENTIMENT  Politics has trumped economics, again. However, rather than bullying investors into retreating from risk assets, as is normally the case, political noise has lifted the mood of market players. An ... more
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5 November, 2018
Austen Morris Associates is pleased to announce that Jayson Smal has joined the team in Johannesburg, South Africa as Senior Consultant. Jayson has over 15 years experience in the financial services industry, both locally and ... more