Europe market review: Headwinds to European growth
Although European stock markets generally rallied in January after December’s sharp falls, investor sentiment was blunted by further signs of economic slowdown. European Central Bank President Mario D...
25th Feb 2019
The Week: Markets rebound; but why?
Markets re-found their footing this week with European stock markets hitting a three month high.
14th Feb 2019
“A mood of angst”
As expected, the Federal Reserve (Fed) rounded off 2018 with its fourth interest-rate increase of the year, and its ninth since 2015. Fed policymakers raised the key federal funds rate by 25 basis poi...
21st Dec 2018
Global bond market review: Rising risks to sovereign ratings
After a challenging 2018, risks to sovereign ratings are set to intensify in 2019. According to credit ratings agency Fitch, global financial conditions are tightening, political and geopolitical fact...
18th Dec 2018
Global update: October’s global sell-off
October proved a torrid month for investors as equity markets fell heavily. The global sell-off was attributed to a range of factors, including concerns over Italy’s budget, wider worries about Brexit...
9th Nov 2018
The Week: Wobbly times
Stock markets have started to wobble. A sell-off in Asia has spread across the globe. Having been talked about for months, is the sell-off finally here?
The catalysts for the sel...
11th Oct 2018
Tit-for-tat trade war continues
As the trade war between the US and China rumbled on, the US imposed tariffs of 10% on US$200 billion-worth of Chinese products, rising to 25% on 1 January next year, and China retal...
4th Oct 2018
Europe market review: Junker and Trump discuss trade
As the US imposed controversial tariffs on Chinese imports – and China responded in kind – President Donald Trump met with European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker. The two parties agreed to...
9th Aug 2018
The Week: Inflation statistics: another gloomy sign?
This month’s inflation data undershot. Another reason to be gloomy about the UK’s prospects?
19th Jul 2018
US market review: “Losers on both sides”?
Trade dominated newsflow and sentiment in the US during June. Investors endured a lacklustre month as financial markets reacted to the latest moves from the US Government and its key trad...
16th Jul 2018
Europe market review: ECB unlikely to raise rates before summer 2019
Although the eurozone’s rate of inflation has moved closer to target, the ECB does not expect to tighten interest rates until “at least through the summer of 2019”. Else...
13th Jul 2018
Trade tensions intensify
Financial markets in June were soured by the rapidly deteriorating trade relationship between the US and China. The IMF warned that the US’s aggressive trade strategy risked harming the global economy...
2nd Jul 2018
The Week: Talking bulls
The US bull market is on course to be the longest in history, but that inevitably means it is closer to the end that the beginning.
The US bull market has just 53 days left to beat the longest...
28th Jun 2018
The Week: Is a trade war really ‘easy to win’ for the US?
Who wins in a trade war? Donald Trump believes that trade wars are ‘easy to win’, but what does winning look like?
5th Apr 2018
The Week: Everything is rosy in the economic outlook, so why don’t we feel happier?
In such a good environment, investors are surprisingly gloomy. Is it time for some Christmas jollity?
7th Dec 2017
Schroders | 60 seconds with Marcus Brookes on Clinton versus Trump
In the US election there are two very different characters who will bring very different policies to the White House.
24th Oct 2016
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