Monthly broadcasts for Corporates
Each month Neil Parker, FX Market Strategist, records his views on the current state of the markets, and forecasts what lies ahead for global currencies and the economy.
April 2021: What to do? Will central banks respond to the rise in global yields, or are they a symptom of recovery expectations?
Governments globally are expending billions and trillions to support civilisations through repeated lockdowns. As global yields rise, they could potentially become a threat to recovery as funding the debt could be more expensive in the long term. So what could central banks do to improve global economic conditions, and what might this mean for FX markets? Neil Parker, FX Markets Strategist, shares his views for the month ahead.
March 2021: One more shot - UK & Europe head for lockdown loosening
The significant success of the vaccination programme has led the UK government to finally announce the timetable to unlock the economy. In Europe where the vaccine programme still lags behind, nothing else seems to be accelerating much either. When will output recover and employment return to pre pandemic levels? Neil Parker, FX Markets Strategist, looks to the month ahead for FX markets.
February 2021: Coming down again - what do falling infection rates mean for lockdown easing, recoveries and markets?
Months of tight lockdowns and restrictions, and the vaccine programme is the ‘carrot’ of torment waving in front of consumers and businesses desperate for loosenings. When will governments to start easing restrictions? How and when will the economy recover, and what will be the impact on financial markets? Neil Parker, FX Markets Strategist, looks to the month ahead for FX markets.
January 2021: A rock and a hard place – 2021 gets off to a rocky start
This year is being labelled the ‘year of recovery’. While we’re focused on the vaccine programme being the silver lining, will new strains of COVID continue to shut down economies and leave more turbulence in its wake? Neil Parker, FX Markets Strategist, looks to the year ahead for FX markets.