UK equity income market review: Weak pound boosts share prices in July
UK equity prices generally rose during July as intensifying speculation over the possibility of a no-deal Brexit drove down the pound’s value against the US dollar and the euro.
19th Aug 2019
UK equity market review: Sterling falls on no-deal speculation
Sterling fell sharply against the US dollar and euro during July as the prospect of a no-deal Brexit began to appear increasingly possible.
UK bond market review: No-deal plans drive down gilt yields
Mounting fears that the UK will leave the EU without a deal on 31 October drove down the value of the pound against the US dollar and the euro during July.
Global bond market review: Central banks around the world cut rates
Investors saw a raft of interest-rate cuts during July, as central banks sought to address slowing economic growth and subdued inflationary pressures.
Emerging market review: China’s slowdown continues
China’s economy continued its slowdown during the second quarter of 2019, expanding at an annualised rate of 6.2%. The country’s economy grew by 6.4% during the first quarter.
Market briefings looking back at July
A selection of articles, written by our expert investment writers that cover the markets looking back through July.
Asian Japan market review: Australia and South Korea cut interest rates
Confidence amongst large Japanese manufacturers continued to deteriorate, according to the Bank of Japan’s quarterly Tankan survey.
Europe market review: Deteriorating outlook for Europe
The outlook for economic growth in the eurozone has continued to weaken.
US market review: Fed cuts rates for the first time since 2008
US equity markets reached new closing highs during July, and the S&P 500 Index breached 3,000 points for the first time ever.
Global update: Possibility of “no deal” moves closer
Boris Johnson beat Jeremy Hunt during July to become the new leader of the Conservative Party and the UK’s new Prime Minister.
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