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Can you foresee the next big tech breakthrough? It’s not easy
In the last 10 years advances in technology have unexpectedly changed our lives in more ways than anyone could have imagined.
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INVESTMENT CASE
India election guide
Read our analysis of the India election and possible market impact.
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MARKET INSIGHTS
What's keeping investors awake at night?
We asked investors about their biggest concerns for 2019. Here’s what we found.
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MARKET INSIGHTS
Regulatory developments in Europe 2019
2019 marks a year of change for financial regulation. What themes are high on policy maker and investor agendas?
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MARKET INSIGHTS
The case for gold and gold producers
We explore the case for why investors could consider gold and gold producers.
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INDEX INSIGHTS
Japanese equity index insights
4 things to consider when choosing between MSCI Japan and MSCI Japan IMI
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MARKET INSIGHTS
Changing geopolitics
What geopolitical risks are on our radar for 2019?
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WORLD EVENTS
The 49th World Economic Forum annual meeting
Every January, political, business and society leaders meet in Davos to shape global, regional and industry agendas.
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SUSTAINABLE INVESTING
Why invest in companies that focus on inclusion and diversity?
Commitment to inclusion and diversity is a meaningful investment consideration and can affect a company's bottom line.
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PORTFOLIO CONSTRUCTION
Asset allocation and trends within EMEA wealth
The latest research from the BlackRock Portfolio Analysis and Solutions (BPAS) team.
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THEMATIC INVESTING
How AI is revolutionizing care of the elderly and beyond
The place where robots have become indispensable healthcare assistants
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SUSTAINABLE INVESTING
Solar energy innovations rise to new heights
Renewables are becoming cheaper and more efficient than ever. Are we on the cusp of a clean energy revolution?
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MARKET INSIGHTS
iShares 2019 Outlook: Building resilience
Our views for 2019 including the key market themes and portfolio implementation ideas.
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SUSTAINABLE INVESTING
1954 to 2050: Shining a light on solar
iShares explores the past present and future of solar through illuminating 7 facts
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INVESMENT CASE
Five myths about investing in China
Some investors have been held back by views on China. Here are five myths about China and why the realities are often...
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INDEX INSIGHTS
Impact of GICS changes on S&P 500 index
iShares looks at which companies are moving and the new sector weightings.
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INVESTMENT CASE
Is China being overlooked?
Fear can be paralysing, and this may go some way to explain the reluctance of European investors...
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MARKET INSIGHTS
Around the world in 80 seconds
Our weekly analysis of global market movements and investment trends.
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ECONOMIC DATA
Mexican economy compared
In Mexico’s election year, we look at how its economy compares to the rest of Latin America.
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INVESTMENT CASE
Investing in India
Investing in India is looking more and more attractive. Here are three reasons why.
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SUSTAINABLE INVESTING
World’s greenest cities
Which cities have been most successful in the transition towards renewable energy?
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ECONOMIC DATA
UK global trade in two interactive charts
Who are the UK's top import and export partners?
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ECONOMIC DATA
Italian economy vs. the world
In Italy’s election year, we look at how the Italian economy compares to that of the UK, Eurozone and many other G20 economies
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GLOBAL ECONOMIES
Italy's top import and export partners
Italy is well known for its exports of clothes, shoes and cars, but which countries does it trade the most with?
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ECONOMIC DATA
UK unemployment vs. other major economies
See how UK unemployment compares to other major economies including the US, Japan, Germany, China and many more.
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UK ECONOMY
UK interest rate vs. other major economies
Find out where the UK stands vs. other major economies including the US, Japan, Brazil, Germany and many more.
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UK ECONOMY
UK GDP growth vs. other major economies
See how UK GDP growth compares to other major economies including the US, Japan, Germany, China and many more.
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UK ECONOMY
UK inflation vs. other major economies
See how UK inflation compares to other major economies including the US, Japan, Germany, China and many more.
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ASSET PERFORMANCE
How have assets performed year to date?
Infographic: How have equities, fixed income, commodities and currencies performed year to date?
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GERMAN ECONOMY
The DAX 30 Index
A visual guide to the DAX 30 Index, from interesting facts to sector and company weightings.
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UK ECONOMY
The FTSE 100 Index
A visual guide to the FTSE 100 Index, from interesting facts to sector and company weightings.
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US UNCERTAINTY
What is in the S&P 500 Index?
A visual guide to the S&P 500 Index, a leading indicator of US equities.
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GERMAN ELECTION
The German economy vs. other major economies ...
As Germany elects a new government, we look at how the economy compares to that of the UK, Eurozone and many other G20 ec...
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UK ECONOMY
UK economy vs. the world
How does the UK economy compare to other major economies across a range of economic indicators?
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iShares THEMATICS ETFS
Thematic Thinking Q4 2018
Look inside iShares thematic funds today
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ETP FLOWS
Latest monthly ETP flows commentary
Monthly net flow into EMEA-listed ETPs picks up to $6.8B
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THEMATIC INVESTING
The robot revolution: past, present & future
8 things you might not know about robotics and automation.
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THEMATIC
A generation game: Gen X and millennials
What tomorrow’s investors might mean for the wealth management industry?
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ETP Landscape
Monthly overview of the latest key global and regional ETP industry trends produced in the second week of the month and shows d...
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