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Our investment strategy continues to be based on the belief that the world economy should continue to prosper for the foreseeable future, enabling productive businesses to continue to thrive. We expect stock markets to deliver attractive returns in the medium and long term and our recommended asset allocation still favours company shares.

There has been a growing contrast between the stability of global growth and an increasingly unsettled mood in financial markets in the year to 30 June 2018.

2017 was a benign year for investors, with the ongoing expansion of the world economy providing a supportive environment for share prices. However, so far in 2018, there has been a change in tone, which has predominantly come from the rhetoric surrounding President Trump.

2017 was a benign year for investors, with the ongoing expansion of the world economy providing a supportive environment for share prices. While forecasts for global growth were increasing, there were few indications this could lead to a sustained rise in inflation which would require a material increase in interest rates.

The last year has been a benign one for investors, with the ongoing expansion of the world economy providing a supportive environment for share prices; though forecasts for global growth have been increasing, there have been few indications this could lead to a rise in inflation which would require a material increase in interest rates.

Most stock markets have continued to deliver healthy gains over the last year, as confidence in the growth outlook for the world economy - and the Eurozone in particular - has increased.

2017 is expected to be the eighth consecutive year of worldwide economic expansion after the recession caused by the Global Financial Crisis. The ongoing growth of Western economies and extended period of low inflation has enabled investors to continue to make strong gains, with all major asset classes producing positive returns over the last twelve months.

The last twelve months were largely characterised by subdued global economic growth and inflation, owing to constrained corporate and consumer sentiment.

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