Global update: Shares advance on vaccine optimism
After a tumultuous year in which the coronavirus pandemic gripped the world, many major stock markets ended 2020 in positive territory.
5th Jan 2021
Global update: A November to remember
It was a November for investors to remember as a widespread focus on the perceived safe havens of gold and government bonds was replaced by renewed interest in equities.
8th Dec 2020
Global update: The “second wave” breaks
Share prices fell heavily around the world during October as Covid-19 infection rates continued to rise.
2nd Nov 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...
14th Oct 2020
Global update: Share price rises defy an uncertain outlook
Global share prices generally rose during August as investors took heart from ongoing fiscal and monetary support alongside some encouraging economic data.
3rd Sep 2020
Global update: The other “R” number … Recession
Early in July, investors were buoyed by news of progress in the development of coronavirus vaccines. However, as the month continued, optimism was tempered by a surge in infection rates in countries i...
11th Aug 2020
Global update: Fears over a possible ‘second wave’
June proved to be a choppy month for investors as hopes of economic recovery were tempered by fears of a second wave of infection as instances of COVID-19 surged in parts of the US.
6th Jul 2020
Global update: Painful consequences
Following March’s collapse in share prices, global stock markets made a partial recovery in April, although most major indices still sustained double-digit losses compared with the start of the year....
11th May 2020
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