Emerging markets review: Dovish Fed boosts sentiment towards emerging markets
Sentiment towards emerging markets has improved recently, boosted by a more dovish rhetoric from the US Federal Reserve.
14th May 2019
Asian Japan markets review: Subdued outlook for inflation
The outlook for Japan’s key export market appears clouded, dampened by the ongoing trade conflict between the US and China.
25th Feb 2019
Emerging markets review: Trade conflicts pose a risk to growth
After a strong December, emerging markets generated a more muted performance in January. Nevertheless, emerging economies are expected to continue to drive global growth. However, one of the principal...
UK bond market review: May heads back to Brussels
With no sign of a resolution to Brexit, gilt yields seesawed in January. As expected, Prime Minister Theresa May failed to get her Brexit deal through the House of Commons, and ended the month with no...
UK equity market review: Another throw of the dice
January ended without any resolution to the question of Brexit. With only two months left before the deadline of 29 March, investors faced up to the possibility of no deal. Following votes on a range...
US market review: A temporary end to the shutdown
Following its worst December since 1931, the S&P 500 Index experienced its best January since 1987. Investors appeared to shrug off the implications of a protracted partial shutdown of the federal gov...
Global update: 2018: worst year since 2008 for equity markets
2018 proved to be the worst year for global markets since 2008. The MSCI World Index fell by 10.4% over the year as a whole, dragged down by widespread economic and political concerns. Markets seesawe...
7th Jan 2019
US market review: Sharp falls in US share prices
Having risen by over 25% over 2017, the Dow Jones Industrial Average Index fell during February to levels last seen at the end of November.
23rd Oct 2018
UK bond market review: Sterling wobbles in July
Gilt yields rose and gilt prices fell during July amid expectations that the Bank of England (BoE) would increase its key interest rate at the Monetary Policy Committee’s (MPC&rsquo...
9th Aug 2018
UK equity market review: Brexit pressure builds
With less than eight months to go before the UK leaves the EU, the possibility of a “no-deal” Brexit became a hot topic during July. The Government was thrown into disarray ea...
Asian Japan Markets Review: Trade wars cloud the outlook for exporters
Escalating trade wars between the US and some of the world’s largest economies have raised fears that new trade tariffs could undermine the economies of major exporting nations in A...
13th Jul 2018
US market review: Strong beginning to the Q1 earnings season
Strong first-quarter earnings reports provided a boost for investors who have been distracted by ongoing political developments and concerns over possible trade wars. Of the companies th...
22nd May 2018
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