Global Markets Update Monday 18 June 2018
18 Jun 2018
President Donald Trump and Kim Kong Un met in Singapore. The US agreed to suspend military exercises with South Korea and to lift sanctions against North Korea provided North Korea progresses with nuclear disarmament.
Global Markets Update Monday 11 June 2018
11 Jun 2018
The G7 summit in Canada ended in acrimony over tariffs, with Donald Trump leaving early to attend a meeting with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un in Singapore. The summit highlighted the rift between the US president and its key partners.
Global Markets Update Tuesday 4 June 2018
04 Jun 2018
Global stocks were unsettled by news that Italy’s proposed coalition government appeared to have fallen apart, raising fears that new elections would turn into a referendum on Italy’s membership of the euro. While stocks fell and peripheral eurozone bonds fell, core bonds rallied. Spain’s government also fell.
Global Markets Update Tuesday 22 May 2018
22 May 2018
US bond yields moved decisively above 3.0% for the first time in seven years, and oil prices breached $80 a barrel.
Global Markets Update Tuesday 8 May 2018
08 May 2018
The US dollar strengthened as weak economic data in the UK and eurozone caused investors to reassess the chances of rate rises. In contrast, US inflationary pressures continued to accelerate.
Global Markets Update Monday 30 April 2018
30 Apr 2018
Global stockmarkets were mixed as investors digested first-quarter earnings against the backdrop of the threat of trade tariffs, US sanctions against Russian groups, higher oil prices, rising bond yields and volatile foreign exchange markets.
Global Markets Update Monday 23 April 2018
23 Apr 2018
Global stocks gained ground, while bond markets retreated amid fears the Fed would accelerate its path of interest rate increases.
North Korea pledged to suspend nuclear and missile tests.
Global Markets Update Monday 16 April 2018
16 Apr 2018
Global stockmarkets edged higher as trade tensions between the US and China appeared to ease. However, after markets closed on Friday night, the US, Britain and France launched air strikes against Syria as civilians were harmed by an alleged chemical weapon attack.
Global Markets Update Monday 9 April 2018
09 Apr 2018
Global stockmarkets remained volatile reflecting the evolving story of the trade war between the US and China.
Global Markets Update Tuesday 3 April 2018
03 Apr 2018
Global stockmarkets recovered some ground over a shortened week, although tech stocks continued to be volatile.