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Forex Flash: Global equities suggest high rate of return over 3 years – Goldman Sachs

FXstreet.com (Barcelona) - According to the Economics Research Team at Goldman Sachs, “We expect strong equity returns globally over the next 3 years. We developed our framework for forecasting equity returns over the medium term and extend our forecast horizon to the end of 2015.”

Our framework used the medium term economic forecasts launched by our economists in their 2013 outlook pieces, and outlines a larger part of the path towards the strong 5-10 year equity return potential that we have highlighted in several past reports. As such, “We forecast annualized returns ranging from 9% for the US to 21% for Asia ex-Japan.”

Forex Flash: US energy prices create a comparative advantage – Deutsche Bank

In terms of energy markets, in their latest Global Economic Perspectives piece, Deutsche Bank look at the impact of the US shale energy revolution, particularly for the manufacturing sector. According to Macro Strategy Analysts J. Reid and C. Tan, “The sharp discount of US energy prices relative to international equivalents provides a significant comparative advantage. As a result, US manufacturing is likely to benefit, rather than be hurt by, the shale energy boom.”
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Forex Flash: GBP/USD year-end target remains at 1.45 – Scotiabank

The sterling is trading in a narrow range since the opening bell in London this morning, between 1.5340 and 1.5380, following the increasing risk-off tone prevailing in the markets...
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