Market briefings looking back at December
A selection of articles, written by our expert investment writers that cover the markets looking back through December.
20th Jan 2021
Asian Japan market review: Japanese exports disappoint
Weak trade data dealt a blow to Japanese investors during December. Exports had grown at an annualised rate of only 0.2% in October, raising hopes that they would achieve some long-awaited growth in N...
US market review: US equities end 2020 strongly
Share prices rose strongly in the US during December, boosted by the news that President Donald Trump had – despite raising many objections – signed into law a coronavirus relief package worth US$900...
19th Jan 2021
UK equity income market review: Dividends set to pick up in Q2 2021
Global dividends are calculated to have fallen during 2020 at a headline rate of 15.7% in a best-case scenario and by 18.5% in a worst-case scenario, according to Janus Henderson’s Global Dividend Ind...
UK equity market review: Worst year for the FTSE 100 since 2008
With a matter of days left before the end of the transition period, the UK and EU finally reached a post-Brexit trade deal.
Global bond market review: A challenging outlook for sovereigns
2021 is expected to be a challenging year for lower-rated sovereigns. There were six sovereign defaults during 2020 – Argentina, Belize, Lebanon, Ecuador, Suriname, and Zambia.
18th Jan 2021
Europe market review: Europe welcomes post-Brexit trade deal
European equity markets generally welcomed the news that the UK and EU had finally managed to thrash out a post-Brexit trade deal with only a week left before the end of the transition period.
Emerging market review: Brazil exits recession
Brazil emerged from recession during the third quarter of 2020: the country’s economy grew by 7.7%, posting its strongest growth since 1996.
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