Fed cuts rates to near-zero
In an unprecedented move, the US Federal Reserve (Fed) announced its second consecutive emergency rate cut as central banks around the world launched co-ordinated action to support the global economy.
16th Mar 2020
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.
7th Nov 2019
Europe market review: ECB restarts QE
During September, the European Central Bank (ECB) announced another programme of economic stimulus measures designed to shore up the eurozone’s faltering economy.
15th Oct 2019
Global update: What next for Brexit?
The long-running Brexit saga took a new twist in September as the clock continued to tick towards its Hallowe’en deadline.
3rd Oct 2019
The Week: Does manufacturing matter?
As US manufacturing slides, how important is it for global economic growth? And would trade talks resolve the problem?
2nd Oct 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.
19th Aug 2019
Emerging markets review: Trade wars bite
Although the US and China had been widely expected to agree a trade deal, US President Donald Trump instead confounded hopes.
12th Jun 2019
US market review: The “Tariff Man” strikes again
Having hit new highs during April, share prices plummeted in May as the trade war between the US and China took an unexpected turn.
Europe market review: EU hit by US levies
Trade tensions and political instability unsettled European investors during May. Markets were dealt a blow by the news that US President Donald Trump had decided, after all, to impose tar...
11th Jun 2018
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