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Markets remained positive and all major equity markets moved up slightly last week with Japan the strongest market performer, writes Ian Slattery. 
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Zurich enhances customers’ experience by developing a digital voice assistants for the suite of Cost of Education Calculators.


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In this latest podcast, Richard Temperley explains why equity positions were reduced slightly at the beginning of December, but despite this, Zurich maintains a positive bias towards equities across all of our multi-asset portfolios.

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Economic fundamentals are in a good place with the fourth straight month of improvement in global manufacturing PMI data.

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Global equities remained steady but it was Ireland that was the top performer across all major global markets increasing by 1.9%. Ian Slattery reports. 
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Markets fall from record high, as monetary policy and trade deal expectations shift, and news on the trade deal was also mixed, writes Ian Slattery. 
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Ian Slattery, Investment Consultant with Zurich examines the concept of responsible investing and explains why it’s such an important talking point in the DC pensions market.

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There were record highs for US stocks as trade tune strikes the right note, and closer to home, Ireland was the best performer over the week with equities delivering 1.8%, writes Ian Slattery. 
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In this latest episode of the Zurich podcast, Ian Slattery and Richard Temperley discuss how global stock markets continued to gain momentum with investor sentiment switching gears from overly bearish to neutral.

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Equities increased as a result of investor confidence and talk of a potential phase one trade deal is music to the markets ears, writes Ian Slattery.