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GLOBAL MARKETS UPDATE - MONDAY 3 APRIL 2017

03 Apr 2017
GLOBAL MARKETS UPDATE - MONDAY 3 APRIL 2017
Global M&A activity rose 7% to $726.5bn in the first quarter compared to a year ago, driven by strong US demand for European companies. In contrast, overseas bids for US companies fell to their lowest level since the start of 2014.

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GLOBAL MARKETS UPDATE - MONDAY 27 MARCH 2017

27 Mar 2017
GLOBAL MARKETS UPDATE - MONDAY 27 MARCH 2017
Global stockmarkets lost ground as the Trump rally faded amid concerns over President Trump’s ability to action his election pledges.

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FWD APPOINTS NEW SENIOR ACCOUNT DIRECTOR FOR FWD RESEARCH

22 Mar 2017
FWD APPOINTS NEW SENIOR ACCOUNT DIRECTOR FOR FWD RESEARCH
FWD, the financial services specialist communications consultancy, has appointed Carole Herpin as Senior Account Director, Research

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Ten minutes with our new starter Carole Herpin

21 Mar 2017
Ten minutes with our new starter Carole Herpin
What brought you to FWD Research? Could you share a few highlights of your CV? What’s the most surprising qualification on your CV? What was the most important thing you learnt in your previous job role?

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GLOBAL MARKETS UPDATE - MONDAY 20 MARCH 2017

20 Mar 2017
GLOBAL MARKETS UPDATE - MONDAY 20 MARCH 2017
As widely expected, the US Federal Reserve raised interest rates but appeared to be less hawkish than many had feared about the path of future interest rate rises.

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GLOBAL MARKETS UPDATE - MONDAY 13 MARCH 2017

13 Mar 2017
GLOBAL MARKETS UPDATE - MONDAY 13 MARCH 2017
Stronger-than-expected US jobs growth and more hawkish comments from the European Central Bank caused bond yields to rise.

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GLOBAL MARKETS UPDATE - MONDAY 06 MARCH 2017

06 Mar 2017
GLOBAL MARKETS UPDATE - MONDAY 06 MARCH 2017
Bonds sold off as the chance of an increase in US interest rates rose sharply over the week, fuelled by comments from Fed chair Janet Yellen.

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GLOBAL MARKETS UPDATE - MONDAY 13 FEBRUARY 2017

14 Feb 2017
GLOBAL MARKETS UPDATE - MONDAY 13 FEBRUARY 2017
Global stocks rallied, helped by optimism over corporate earnings, strong trade data from China and President Trump’s promise of a “phenomenal” announcement on taxes during the next few weeks.

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GLOBAL MARKETS UPDATE - MONDAY 6 FEBRUARY 2017

06 Feb 2017
GLOBAL MARKETS UPDATE - MONDAY 6 FEBRUARY 2017
Global equities ended the week little changed or slightly lower. In contrast, global bonds rallied, boosted by hopes that the US Federal Reserve would adopt a ‘wait and see’ attitude to raising rates after the latest employment data.

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GLOBAL MARKETS UPDATE - MONDAY 30 JANUARY 2016

30 Jan 2017
GLOBAL MARKETS UPDATE - MONDAY 30 JANUARY 2016
His first week as president, Donald Trump signed a draft of executive orders, including the US’s withdrawal from the Trans Pacific Partnership, the approval of new controversial oil pipelines and the mandating of US-made steel

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