Asia Japan market review: Australia tips into recession
As anticipated, Yoshihide Suga took office as Japan’s Prime Minister in September following the resignation of Shinzo Abe on the grounds of ill health. Mr Suga is widely expected to carry on with Mr A...
14th Oct 2020
Global update: Rising infection levels knock sentiment
Share prices generally fell during September amid concerns over rising infection levels and their potential impact on economic activity. Investors’ worries were compounded by doubts over Brexit negoti...
Market briefings looking back at September
A selection of articles, written by our expert investment writers that cover the markets looking back through September.
US market review: Counting down to the Presidential election
The Nasdaq Index has performed strongly in recent months, driven up by robust performance from technology shares; over September, however, the index fell by 5.2% as investors took profits.
UK equity income market review: Search for yield remains a challenge
UK share prices were dragged down during September by fears that the economic recovery could be held back by a “second wave” of coronavirus infections. The FTSE 100 Index fell by 1.6% during September...
UK equity market review: Brexit trade deal remains unresolved
Share prices in the UK fell during September amid concerns that a surge in infection rates, accompanied by localised lockdowns, could undermine economic recovery. Both the FTSE 100 Index and the FTSE...
UK bond market review: Speculation over negative rates
Risk-averse investors focused on perceived safe havens during September, spurred by fears that fresh lockdown measures could undermine economic recovery.
Global bond market review: US politics dominate sentiment
US government bond yields were boosted during September by hopes that fresh fiscal stimulus might be introduced. However, by the end of the month, a deal had not been agreed between Republicans and De...
Europe market review: A wake-up call for Europe?
Investor sentiment in Europe was dampened during September by an uptick in coronavirus infection rates across the region, and the World Health Organisation (WHO) warned that the news should be “a wake...
Emerging markets review: China’s recovery gains traction
Economic data released in September fuelled hopes that China’s post-Covid economic recovery might be gathering pace. Industrial production rose at its fastest rate since December.
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