Market briefings looking back at January
A selection of articles, written by our expert investment writers that cover the markets looking back through January.
17th Feb 2021
UK equity market review: Fresh lockdown for the UK
As Covid-19 infection rates continued to spread during December and into January, new lockdown measures were imposed across the UK.
16th Feb 2021
UK bond market review: Lacklustre outlook for the UK economy
The yield on the benchmark UK gilt dipped early in January as Prime Minister Boris Johnson announced fresh lockdown measures to stem a rapid increase in Covid-19 infections.
Global bond market review: Bond yields lifted by hopes of US stimulus spending
Global bond yields rose during January as the news that the Democratic party had gained control of the US Senate stoked hopes of higher stimulus spending and a consequent boost to inflation.
Europe market review: Outlook for Europe remains subdued
Europe was blighted by a fresh wave of lockdown measures during January in response to rising Covid-19 infection rates. Economic activity in the eurozone is unlikely to recover to pre-pandemic levels...
Emerging market review: China posts best quarterly growth for two years
China’s economy achieved its most rapid quarterly expansion for two years during the final three months of 2020, posting growth of 6.5% during the period.
Asia Japan market review: Hopes of US stimulus boost sentiment
Despite a surge in Covid-19 infections that led to a state of emergency being declared in the four prefectures of Tokyo, Chiba, Saitama, and Kanagawa, Japan’s benchmark Nikkei 225 Index reached a thre...
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