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Aug 7, 2020 7:00:00 AM | LGT Navigator

LGT Navigator: Chinese exports pick up again

The exports of the People's Republic of China rose at the fastest pace in seven months in July. The country’s exports, boosted by record shipments of medical supplies and electronic products, has not been as strongly affected by the global slowdown as some analysts had feared.

Aug 6, 2020 7:00:00 AM | LGT Navigator

LGT Navigator: Euro area growing again

After the slump of the last few months, the euro area is now back on a growth path. According to the Markit Institute, the purchasing managers' index for industry and service providers in the Monetary Union area rose from 48.5 to 54.9 points, i.e. back above the neutral 50-point threshold.  However, this jump was not a surprise.

Aug 5, 2020 7:00:00 AM | LGT Navigator

LGT Navigator: Gold passes 2000 dollar mark for the first time

The precious metal has gained more than 30% in value since the beginning of the year. The rally on US stock markets continued on Tuesday. Argentina's government averts state bankruptcy and agrees with its creditors on a debt restructuring.

Aug 4, 2020 7:00:00 AM | LGT Navigator

LGT Navigator: Positive impulses from manufacturing spur stock markets

Good economic data are giving stock markets a boost – the US technology index Nasdaq climbs to a new high at the beginning of the month. The earning reports for the second quarter also contribute to the good stock market sentiment. US President Donald Trump is prepared to sign off on a potential TikTok deal, but only if the US receives money in exchange.

Aug 3, 2020 7:00:00 AM | LGT Navigator

LGT Navigator: Earnings season picks up speed again in Europe

Investor interest this week is once again focused primarily on the current corporate reporting season. After the series of quarterly reports reached its peak with strong results from the US tech companies Apple, Alphabet and Amazon last week, the next few days will be dominated by European blue chips, including Oerlikon, Bayer (Tuesday), Allianz, BMW (Wednesday), Adecco, Siemens and Adidas (Thursday). At the beginning of this week, the latest survey results of the ISM-index will be of particular interest and will also be closely followed. 

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