UK bond market review: The economic outlook deteriorates
Although sentiment showed signs of improvement in April after March’s plunging stock markets, investors remained nervous. A survey conducted by GfK found that consumer confidence slumped to its lowest...
19th May 2020
Global bond market review: A bleak outlook
Although equity markets recovered to some extent during April, investors’ appetite for risk remained weak. Bond yields picked up towards the beginning of the month amid cautious optimism.
Emerging markets review: All eyes on China
Demonstrating the economic impact of the coronavirus pandemic, China’s economy contracted at an annualised rate of 6.8% during the first quarter of 2020, compared with growth of 6.4% in the same perio...
Asian Japan market review: “A crisis like no other”
Asia is facing “a crisis like no other”, according to the IMF, which warned that the coronavirus pandemic’s impact on the region will be “severe and unprecedented” and will outstrip that of the Global...
Market briefings looking back at April
A selection of articles, written by our expert investment writers that cover the markets looking back through April.
UK equity income market review: Dividend cuts continue
Having experienced a difficult March, in which share prices plunged and dividends were cancelled, income-seeking investors experienced fresh pain in April as more companies opted to suspend their payo...
18th May 2020
US market review: US economy shrinks
Despite the news that the US economy had contracted for the first time since 2014 during the first quarter, US equity markets ended April in positive territory in April as investors began to focus on...
Global update: Painful consequences
Following March’s collapse in share prices, global stock markets made a partial recovery in April, although most major indices still sustained double-digit losses compared with the start of the year....
11th May 2020
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