Developed economies

Why emerging markets equities are predicted to trounce US equity returns in the 2020s

Research Affiliates argues that there is little room for US equity prices to rise from where they currently are.

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The US/China trade deal: how good is it?

John Redwood shares his thoughts on a long-awaited and unusual international agreement between two world powers.

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Model Portfolios annual review: can rocketing returns go higher in 2020?

Money Observer's 12 model investment portfolios returned to form with double-digit growth in 2019. In the annual review, the rocketing portfolios are recast for an uncertain outlook.

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Digital payments full of promise as globe opts for a mobile wallet

There is a huge global opportunity for digital payments, encompassing card, mobile and online, writes Rachel Winter.

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Why value investors could be waiting in vain for a style change

The bounce-back expected by some investors in value companies cant last in a low-growth world, argues James Thomson.

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Why US fund managers are struggling even more than usual to beat the index

Tom Bailey explains why active managers were battling to provide outperformance in 2019.

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Fund and trust tips for uncertain times

The IMF predicts a rocky 2020 for the global economy, but there are still plenty of opportunities. David Prosser shares fund, trust and ETF suggestions.

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How will the world look in 2030?

Are you ready for drone takeaways, flights to Sydney that last just four hours, and underground parks, asks James Horniman.

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Half of UK businesses expect a recession in 2020

The biggest risk cited was geopolitical tensions, including trade tariffs, Brexit and regional instability.

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