US market review: The Fed is poised to pare back its balance sheet
Despite a raft of fresh problems for President Trump’s administration, US equity markets rose during July and the Dow Jones Industrial Average Index reached a new closing high at the end of the month.
14th Aug 2017
UK equity income market review: UK equity yields fell during July
UK equity indices generally rose during July and yields fell. Dividend payouts hit a new second-quarter record in 2017, according to Capita Asset Services, reaching a total of £33.3 billion.
Global bond market review: Bond and currency markets remain under pressure
Despite a backdrop of persistently low inflation, speculation over the likelihood of tighter monetary policy continued to put pressure on global bond and currency markets during July.
Europe market review: Economic sentiment improves in the eurozone
The European Central Bank continued to play down speculation that it is poised to begin winding down its programme of stimulus measures.
Emerging markets review: China posts stronger-than-expected economic growth
China’s economy grew by 6.9% YoY during Q2, outstripping the Chinese government’s official annual economic growth target.
Asia Japan market review: Japan’s inflation to remain below target
Although Japan’s economy appears to be strengthening in some areas, the outlook for inflation remains subdued.
Market briefings looking back at July
A selection of articles written by our expert investment writers that cover the markets looking back through July.
Tue, 2nd, Feb
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