US market review: Fed cuts rates for a third time this year
Policymakers at the US central bank opted to cut the key federal funds rate by 25 basis points to a range of 1.5% to 1.75% during October.
7th Nov 2019
UK equity income market review: Underlying dividend growth slows
The FTSE 100 Index fell and its yield rose during October as Brexit uncertainty continued.
UK equity market review: Brexit “flextension”
Seven months after the first Brexit delay, the Hallowe’en deadline came and went with the UK’s Brexit predicament unresolved.
UK bond market review: Teetering on the edge
Having surged earlier in the month, amid rising hopes of a Brexit deal, gilt yields subsequently dipped later in October when it became clear that Brexit remained unresolved.
Global bond market review: Fed cuts rates once again
Following a raft of interest-rate cuts in the third quarter of 2019, the loosening monetary trend continued into the fourth quarter as central banks reduced their key rates.
Europe market review: Waiting for Brexit
The Brexit deadline was shifted once again, this time from 31 October to 31 January 2020. The EU’s chief Brexit negotiator Michel Barnier called for a close post-Brexit relationship between the UK and...
Emerging markets review: China’s slowdown continues
The pace of economic growth in China continued to slow during the third quarter, dampened by the ongoing trade conflict with the US.
Asian Japan markets review: Japan raises consumption tax
Japan’s much-anticipated rise in consumption tax finally took place on 1 October.
Market briefings looking back at October
A selection of articles, written by our expert investment writers that cover the markets looking back through October.
Asian Japan markets review: Asian markets drop in October
Asian equity markets generally posted sharp declines during October. Nevertheless, Asia continues to drive global economic growth.
9th Nov 2018
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