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As part of our wealth management service, Davy Private Clients produces a range of publications to provide clients with insights and analysis of economic, investment and financial planning issues & events which impact on both the global economy and individual portfolios.
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Turkey: Political Uncertainty Lies Ahead

The political party of long-standing Turkish leader, Recep Tayyip Erdoğan, lost its majority in the 7th June Turkish elections. While it remains the largest single party, the result appears to put an end to Erdoğan’s ambition of a radical constitutional change that would allow him to turn Turkey into a presidential state. In this article, we look at the political uncertainty facing Turkey, and the effect it has had on its economy as the country tries to reach its full potential.

Investing Insights June 2015
BY Brian O'Reilly
BY Jack Fanning
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Private Equity: Investing Across Market Cycles

In the current low interest rate environment, private equity managers may be well-positioned to take advantage of attractive opportunities.

Investment Guides May 2015
BY Mary Cahill
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Show me the money: US wages set to rise

One of the biggest conundrums puzzling economists in the aftermath of the financial crisis is why wages have not kept pace with rising levels of employment. Although wages have been slow to pick up in recent years, we see enough evidence to suggest that employers will have to start paying their employees more, if they are to attract and retain talent over the coming years.

Investing Insights May 2015
BY David Collins
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China‘s stock market: Retail investors playing a dangerous game

The Chinese stock market has more than doubled in the past year, and has already risen by over a third year-to-date. Is the market is now in bubble territory?

Investing Insights May 2015
BY David Hillery
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Where does money come from?

We’re all familiar with the age-old adage “money doesn’t grow on trees,” but it doesn’t come from the bank of Mum and Dad either.

Cents for Kids April 2015
BY Marah Curtin
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United Kingdom: The Economics of Politics

Seven years on from the banking crisis in the UK, the economy is showing strong signs of recovery. However, the election on 7th May promises to be one of the more unpredictable in recent memory. In this article, Conall Mac Coille, Davy’s Chief Economist, outlines his view on what the election may bring and assesses the health of the economy.

MarketWatch April 2015
BY Conall Mac Coille
BY Brian O'Reilly
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Brexit and the Impact for Ireland

The upcoming general election in the UK could have implications for the UK’s relationship with both the EU and Ireland. In this article, Robbie Kelleher, Senior Investment Strategist, examines the likelihood of a referendum on the UK’s membership of the European Union and the potential impact that a British exit (or ‘Brexit’) would have on trade with Ireland.

MarketWatch April 2015
BY Robbie Kelleher
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Currencies: Sterling’s not so Sterling Past

As the UK prepares for a tightly-fought general election next month, investor attention is likely to focus on the threat that political instability could have on the British pound. In this article, David Hillery, Investment Strategist, looks at sterling’s turbulent past and some episodes of weakness over the last four decades.

MarketWatch April 2015
BY David Hillery
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Spend on things you need, save for things you want

We all know that money doesn’t grow on trees, but what are we teaching our kids about how to manage it?

Cents for Kids March 2015
BY Marah Curtin
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Eurozone: What is QE?

Towards the end of January the ECB announced a Quantitative Easing ('QE') programme worth €60 billion per month. This begs the question as to what is QE, what are its consequences and will it work in Europe. In this article Investment Strategist David Hillery delves into the workings of the asset purchasing programme and what effect it is likely to have in the Eurozone.

Investing Insights February 2015
BY David Hillery
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