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The robust global economic growth experienced in 2017 is expected to continue into 2018, albeit with some notable exceptions such as UK. Such growth is to be reflected in ever higher equity price levels and thus expected to become costlier with respect to the most recent valuations.
Bastien DRUT, Delphine GEORGES, Viviana GISIMUNDO, Jung Hun KIM MOON
Insurers have made significant efforts to improve solvency levels, to remit cash up to the holding company and to return this to shareholders. The attractive dividend yield and potential for additional capital return in some cases has started to attract investors’ attention.
Esther DIJKMAN DULKES
Equity Analysis at Paris
Coffee prices have been marked by strong volatility in recent years. After being on a downward slide for a couple of years, coffee prices rallied sharply in 2014. In light of resilient global demand, historically low stock levels, and harvest risks inflicted by the drought in Brazil, prices are likely to remain high in 2015.
Sosi VARTANESYAN, Marina WULFF