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.
Global Markets Update Tuesday 27 March 2018
27 Mar 2018
Escalating fears of a global trade war knocked stocks over the week.
Global Markets Update Monday 19 March 2018
19 Mar 2018
Global stocks were boosted by the news that President Trump will meet Kim Jong Un within weeks, after North Korea offered to suspend nuclear and missile tests
Global Markets Update Monday 05 March 2018
05 Mar 2018
Global stockmarkets took another turn down, as fears of a trade war were heightened following Donald Trump’s plan to impose hefty tariffs on steel and aluminium imports. Hawkish comments from new Fed chair Jay Powell also undermined sentiment.
Global Markets Update Monday 26 February 2018
26 Feb 2018
Minutes of the Federal Reserve’s latest rate-setting meeting revealed that policymakers were increasingly confident about the outlook for the US economy. The news caused the yield on the 10-year US Treasury bond to approach the key level of 3%.
Global Markets Update Monday, 19 February 2018
19 Feb 2018
Global stockmarkets rebounded over the week, shrugging off higher-than-expected US inflation data.
Global Markets Update Monday, 12 February 2018
12 Feb 2018
Global stockmarkets remained volatile with global stocks suffering a second successive week of steep declines as they headed for the worst week since 2011. The S&P 500, Dow Jones Industrial Average and Euro Stoxx 50 Indices entered a ‘correction’, defined as a 10% sell-off from a recent high.
GLOBAL MARKETS UPDATE - MONDAY 5 FEBRUARY 2018
05 Feb 2018
Surging bond yields caused global stockmarkets to retreat. The sell-off gathered pace after stronger-than-forecast US wage growth raised fears that the Federal Reserve may have to be more aggressive in raising US interest rates.
GLOBAL MARKETS UPDATE - MONDAY 22 JANUARY 2018
22 Jan 2018
Global stockmarkets rose as stronger-than-expected Q4 growth in China boosted confidence in the global economy.
However, bonds sold off, affected by higher-than-expected US core inflation data, more hawkish comments from the European Central Banks and news that the Bank of Japan had dialed back its bond purchases.