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Global Markets Update Monday, 11 December 2017

11 Dec 2017
Global Markets Update Monday, 11 December 2017
Global stockmarkets rallied, boosted by ongoing optimism over US tax reform and news that the Brexit negotiations had progressed sufficiently to move onto the next phase.

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Global Markets Update Monday, 4 December 2017

04 Dec 2017
Global Markets Update Monday, 4 December 2017
As purchasing managers’ indices for November picked up significantly, the International Monetary Fund said the world economy is enjoying the broadest and most rapid period of growth since the start of the decade, driven by strong growth in global trade.

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GLOBAL MARKETS UPDATE - MONDAY 20 NOVEMBER 2017

20 Nov 2017
GLOBAL MARKETS UPDATE - MONDAY 20 NOVEMBER 2017
Global stockmarkets remained unsettled, with weaker-than-expected economic data in China adding to the unease. Commodity prices also retreated.

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GLOBAL MARKETS UPDATE - MONDAY 13 NOVEMBER 2017

13 Nov 2017
GLOBAL MARKETS UPDATE - MONDAY 13 NOVEMBER 2017
Mounting uncertainty over US tax cut proposals triggered profit taking in global equities. Other “risk on” trades, such as emerging market currencies, junk bonds and industrial metals, also reversed over the week.

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Global Markets Update Monday, 6 November 2017

06 Nov 2017
Global Markets Update Monday, 6 November 2017
Global stockmarkets and bonds ratcheted higher over the week, with economic data continuing to show that the global economy was in robust health.

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GLOBAL MARKETS UPDATE - MONDAY 16 OCTOBER 2017

30 Oct 2017
GLOBAL MARKETS UPDATE - MONDAY 16 OCTOBER 2017
Global stockmarkets ratcheted higher amid mixed political news, although economic news was generally supportive.

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GLOBAL MARKETS UPDATE - MONDAY 16 OCTOBER 2017

16 Oct 2017
GLOBAL MARKETS UPDATE - MONDAY 16 OCTOBER 2017
Global stockmarkets were supported by muted US inflation data which led to uncertainty over the pace of US monetary policy tightening.

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GLOBAL MARKETS UPDATE - MONDAY 10 OCTOBER 2017

09 Oct 2017
GLOBAL MARKETS UPDATE - MONDAY 10 OCTOBER 2017
Global stockmarkets advanced, but bonds sold-off, in a week that saw Catalonia move further towards independence from Spain.

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GLOBAL MARKETS UPDATE - MONDAY 2 OCTOBER 2017

02 Oct 2017
GLOBAL MARKETS UPDATE - MONDAY 2 OCTOBER 2017
Despite a raft of weaker-than-expected data and lower-than-expected inflation, the Federal Reserve and Bank of England indicated there would likely to raise rates before the end of the year.

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What PR’s love and hate most about their job

28 Sep 2017
What PR’s love and hate most about their job
At a recent event I was lucky enough to hear the results of a new survey of Financial PR’s conducted by Headlinemoney called ‘State of the Nation’. Over 70 financial service organisations were surveyed including banks, building societies, investment managers and adviser firms. 86% of respondents were in-house and there was a thorough mix of seniority and experience.

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