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Oct 17, 2016, 8:49 AM
The week began with a significant rally in European stock markets triggered by a jump in crude oil prices following an indication from Russia that they will join Saudi Arabia and freeze output.
Oct 10, 2016, 8:09 AM
Markets were dominated by thoughts over the next US interest rate hike and Sterling plunging on the back of a speech made by the UK’s Prime Minister, Theresa May, pointing towards “hard Brexit”.
Oct 3, 2016, 1:06 PM
Most equity markets sold off over the week as financials struggled after the US Department of Justice requested $14bn from Deutsche Bank to settle the miss-selling of mortgage securities.
Sep 26, 2016, 3:19 PM
Global Markets recorded a week of very strong gains across all major markets. Markets reacted positively to the Bank of Japan’s announcement on Wednesday that it would keep its key interest rate steady at -0.1%
Sep 16, 2016, 11:00 AM
Markets seesawed over the week as investors thoughts were once again dominated by concerns over US interest rate policy. Despite weak economic data out of the US last week, a speech by Eric Rosengren, President of the Boston Fed, put investors on alert as he warned that the US economy could over heat if interest rates were kept too low, leading to a sharp selloff last Friday.
Sep 9, 2016, 11:00 AM
Global markets recorded a mixed week of returns with strong gains from Emerging markets and Europe but softer returns from the US and the UK. Market returns were largely driven by a disappointing batch of US employment data which lowered the possibility of a US September interest rate hike by the Fed.
Sep 2, 2016, 12:23 PM
Markets have been digesting Janet Yellen’s (chairperson of the US Federal Reserve) comments over the week after she confirmed that the case for a further US interest rate rise had indeed strengthened.
Aug 26, 2016, 12:23 PM
In a very quiet week for financial markets, with thin volumes traded, most equity markets were down over the week as investors wait for Janet Yellen’s speech, Chairperson of the US Federal Reserve, at the Jackson Hole Symposium on Friday, looking for clues as to the future path of US interest rates.
Aug 19, 2016, 12:23 PM
During a very quiet week, equity markets initially continued their climb as weak inflation and retail sales data out of the US released last Friday reduced market expectations for a September US interest rate rise. All three US indices hit record highs by the close on Monday, with the S&P 500 returning 8.6% for the year to date.
Aug 12, 2016, 12:23 PM
Global markets recorded a week of strong gains driven largely by positive data out of the U.S. Better than expected U.S. labour market data last Friday and strong earnings from major US department stores on Thursday buoyed investor sentiment and underlines the view that the US economy retains resilience. As a result, all three major U.S. stock indexes closed at record highs on Thursday for the first time since 1999 with the S&P 500 ending the week up 0.1%, experiencing only a brief stutter on Wednesday when productivity data released out of the U.S. was somewhat anaemic.
Aug 8, 2016, 12:23 PM
Markets started the week off cautiously as mixed global manufacturing data, weakening oil prices and uncertainty over central bank policy following investors heightened expectations having been dashed by the relative inaction of the Bank of Japan the week before.
Aug 5, 2016, 3:58 PM
The Bank of England’s Monetary Policy Committee (MPC) has voted to cut interest rates to 0.25% and introduced a package of commitments to stimulate the UK economy post-Brexit vote after data raised concerns that Britain is heading for recession.
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