Global update: Investors take fright as coronavirus takes hold
As the spread of coronavirus gathered pace across the world during February, investors became increasingly concerned that the economic impact could trigger a global recession. Share prices plunged ove...
5th Mar 2020
Global update: Coronavirus hits investor sentiment
Investor sentiment was initially buoyed in January as the US and China signed their interim trade deal, driving US share indices to new all-time highs.
4th Feb 2020
Global update: Double-digit gains in 2019
Despite a year that was filled with political and social upheaval – from the trade war between the US and China, through Brexit, to the civil unrest in Hong Kong – many world markets achieved double-d...
9th Jan 2020
Global update: Brexit takes a back seat
Although politics continued to dominate newsflow and sentiment in the UK during November, Brexit was superseded by the General Election as the focal point.
10th Dec 2019
Global update: Election fever
October saw the UK plunge into election fever as progress on Brexit once again ground to a halt.
6th Nov 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
Global update: Parliament’s suspension creates controversy
The prospect of a no-deal Brexit crept closer during August as Prime Minister Boris Johnson announced that Parliament would be suspended.
4th Sep 2019
Global update: Possibility of “no deal” moves closer
Boris Johnson beat Jeremy Hunt during July to become the new leader of the Conservative Party and the UK’s new Prime Minister.
1st Aug 2019
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