Global Markets Update - Monday 13 July 2015
13 Jul 2015
Developments in Greece and China’s shares dominated news headlines throughout the week. The Greek referendum demonstrated an overwhelming desire to reject the terms of the country’s bailout conditions. Yet, Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras later presented terms to creditors that appeared harsher than those rejected in the referendum. As Chinese shares continued their rout, trading in around 50% of domestic shares was suspended.
Global Markets Update - Monday 6 July 2015
06 Jul 2015
The FTSE 100 dropped 2.5% over the week.
The Markit/CIPS construction purchasing managers’ index rose to 58.1 in June, up from 55.9 in May. This comes despite the news that house prices have suffered their largest monthly drop in nine months.
Global Markets Update - Monday 29 June 2015
29 Jun 2015
The FTSE 100 gained 0.6% over the week. Tesco shares jumped after it reported a slower rate of decline in sales at its UK stores as it tries to stem the flow of customers switching to discount chains
Global Markets Update - Monday 22 June 2015
22 Jun 2015
Greece repeatedly failed to reach a deal with its creditors which would allow it to access the final €7.2bn tranche of its current bailout arrangements.The week saw investors withdraw $10.3bn from bond funds, the largest outflow in two years.
Global Markets Update - Monday 15 June 2015
15 Jun 2015
Stockmarkets were rattled by reports that senior EU officials have discussed a possible Greek default for the first time.
Global bond markets remained extremely volatile.
Alton Towers and Thomas Cook: a tale of two CEOs
12 Jun 2015
Director Adrian Beeby looks at the contrasting ways that Alton Towers and Thomas Cook handled their crisis communications.
Global Markets Update - Monday 8 June 2015
09 Jun 2015
Global government bond yields rose sharply, unsettling stock markets.
Economic data appeared to reinforce the view that the slowdown in the US economy during the first quarter of the year had been temporary.
FIFA – Oh my actual god
04 Jun 2015
So, the FBI grasped the nettle on behalf of the rest of the world, well, 35.4% according to the first round presidential results, and all hell breaks loose. They’ve taken a Pennsylvania Avenue issue size 12 and kicked down the door into a world more corrupt than even us Brits with our genetically enhanced scepticism, could image.
Global Markets Update - Monday 1 June 2015
01 Jun 2015
Gloomy economic releases and lingering uncertainty about Greece undermined global equities, while bonds rallied slightly.