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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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MARKET INSIGHTS
iShares Q2 2019 Outlook
We outline our key market themes and associated implementation ideas for Q2 2019.
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MARKET INSIGHTS
What's keeping investors awake at night?
Learn what we have identified to be the three biggest concerns for investors in 2019.
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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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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
The case for gold and gold producers
We explore the case for why investors could consider gold and gold producers.
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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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MARKET INSIGHTS
US midterm elections
We see the result of the US midterm elections having few market implications for now. Read our reaction here.
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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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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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INVESTMENT 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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ECONOMIC DATA
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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MARKET DATA
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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ECONOMIC DATA
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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MARKET DATA
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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MARKET DATA
How have assets performed year to date?
Infographic: How have equities, fixed income, commodities and currencies performed year to date?
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INDEX INSIGHTS
The DAX 30 Index
A visual guide to the DAX 30 Index, from interesting facts to sector and company weightings.
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INDEX INSIGHTS
The FTSE 100 Index
A visual guide to the FTSE 100 Index, from interesting facts to sector and company weightings.
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INDEX INSIGHTS
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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ECONOMIC DATA
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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ECONOMIC DATA
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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THEMATIC INVESTING
Thematic Thinking Q4 2018
Look inside iShares thematic funds today
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THEMATIC INVESTING
RBOT: Over $2 billion AUM in under 18 months
Rob Powell explores why investors may have shown such interest in the iShares Automation & Robotics UCITS ETF (RBOT).
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RESEARCH
KPMG Index Investing Research
Views from the UK wealth market.
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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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RESEARCH
A generation game: Gen X and millennials
What tomorrow’s investors might mean for the wealth management industry?
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