Global bond market review: The Fed’s new approach
The US dollar weakened against the pound and the euro as Fed Chair Jerome Powell announced a new inflation strategy.
17th Sep 2020
Europe market review: Three key challenges for the ECB
Amid signs that Covid-19 infection rates were on the rise once again around Europe, some localised restrictions were reimposed in August, putting a brake on economic activity.
Emerging markets review: India’s economy contracts sharply
As the pandemic took its toll on economic activity, India’s economy contracted by 23.9% during the three months to the end of June.
Market briefings looking back at August
A selection of articles, written by our expert investment writers that cover the markets looking back through August.
US market review: Fed updates its inflation policy
The number of Covid-19 cases in the US rose to over six million during August, with more than 182,000 deaths recorded. Schools and colleges have been slow to reopen, and this is likely to affect consu...
16th Sep 2020
UK equity income market review: UK dividends fall sharply in Q2
UK investors suffered some of the most severe dividend cuts in the world during the second quarter.
UK equity market review: UK in recession
The UK economy entered recession for the first time since 2009: having contracted by 2.2% in the first quarter of 2020, the economy shrank at a record rate of 20.4% during the second quarter.
UK bond market review: Government debt rises above £2 trillion
Government debt breached £2 trillion for the first time in July, driven higher by spending to shore up the economy.
Global update: Share price rises defy an uncertain outlook
Global share prices generally rose during August as investors took heart from ongoing fiscal and monetary support alongside some encouraging economic data.
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