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Global Markets Update - Monday 16 November 2015

16 Nov 2015
Global Markets Update - Monday 16 November 2015
Further signs of weakness in China’s economy caused commodity prices to weaken, leading to steep falls in energy, mining and metals stocks. The OECD lowered its global growth outlook for both 2015 and 2016.

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FWD's weekly roundup of investment news - 13th November

13 Nov 2015
FWD's weekly roundup of investment news - 13th November
Andrew Wilson, the chief executive of Goldman Sachs’ European investment business, has warned that a UK exit from the EU would seriously damage the British economy. Mr Wilson’s comments contrast with the views of several senior hedge fund managers.

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Own Goals

10 Nov 2015
Own Goals
Adam Shaw, Account Manager at FWD, looks at the recent case of Clive O'Connell and his football related outburst which resulted in the termination of his partnership at Goldberg Segalla.

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GLOBAL MARKETS UPDATE - MONDAY 9 NOVEMBER 2015

09 Nov 2015
GLOBAL MARKETS UPDATE - MONDAY 9 NOVEMBER 2015
Bond markets, especially those in the US, sold off as investors moved to price in a growing chance that the Federal Reserve will raise rates in December. China’s stockmarket officially re-entered a bull market, having risen more than 20% from its low in mid August.

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FWD's weekly roundup of investment news - 6th November

06 Nov 2015
FWD's weekly roundup of investment news - 6th November
The Bank of England’s quarterly economic forecasts: inflation to remain at 0.5 per cent, and below 1 per cent for most of 2016, before gradually returning to exceed 2 per cent in 2018.

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Global Markets Update - Monday 2 November 2015

02 Nov 2015
Global Markets Update - Monday 2 November 2015
The recent volatility in financial markets has not deterred corporate dealmakers: $544 billion of mergers and acquisitions were announced in October, taking the total on a year to date basis to almost $4 trillion. Of these $850 billion were in the healthcare industry.

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FWD's weekly roundup of investment news

30 Oct 2015
FWD's weekly roundup of investment news
The Federal Reserve has signalled that an increase in short-term rates may be on the table at its December meeting. Many investors have been taken off-guard by the statement, after many analysts predicted that the Fed would continue with caution.

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Global Markets Update - Monday 26 October 2015

26 Oct 2015
Global Markets Update - Monday 26 October 2015
Optimism over company earnings, an interest rate cut in China and hopes that the ECB will extend its QE programme helped boost global stockmarkets. TalkTalk and Barclays were affected by cyber attacks.

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FWD's weekly roundup of investment news

21 Oct 2015
FWD's weekly roundup of investment news
The People’s Bank of China has launched its first ever yuan-denominated bond in London. Its yield on one-year issue is 3.1%. Subscriptions have reached £3.1bn, six times the size of the planned issue, which has been particularly popular with Asian investors, who allocated 51% of the capital.

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FWD’s foray around Europe part II - The Italian Job

19 Oct 2015
FWD’s foray around Europe part II - The Italian Job
Account director Matt Beasley writes about his findings while attending the 2015 EMEA meeting of Worldcom in Stresa, Italy with account manager Jenny Shierson.

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