Market briefings looking back at July
A selection of articles, written by our expert investment writers that cover the markets looking back through July.
12th Aug 2020
UK equity income market review: UK dividends dive in Q2
UK share prices continued to fall during July as investors’ worries about the possibility of another wave of coronavirus infection.
11th Aug 2020
UK equity market review: Uncertainty hits UK share prices
Share prices in the UK generally fell during July amid mounting concerns over the impact of a possible coronavirus “second wave”.
UK bond market review: Mounting fears over UK jobs
Gilt yields continued their decline during July, driven down by concerns over the prospect of a “second wave” of coronavirus cases.
Europe market review: Europe enters recession
The eurozone’s economy slid into recession, shrinking by a record 12.1% during the second quarter following a first-quarter contraction of 3.6%. Between April and June.
Asia Japan market review: Asian economies fall into recession
Investor sentiment in Australia received a blow from the government’s decision to put the state of Victoria into lockdown following a surge in Covid-19 infections.
US market review: US economy suffers record contraction
The US fell into recession during the second quarter as activity was curbed by a decline in spending and a surge in Covid-19 cases.
Emerging markets review: China sidesteps recession
While other countries confirmed their slide into recession in July, China’s economy managed to buck the trend, notching up annualised growth of 3.2% in the second quarter after a first-quarter contrac...
Global update: The other “R” number … Recession
Early in July, investors were buoyed by news of progress in the development of coronavirus vaccines. However, as the month continued, optimism was tempered by a surge in infection rates in countries i...
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