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Global Markets Update Monday, 12 February 2018

12 Feb 2018
Global Markets Update Monday, 12 February 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.

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GLOBAL MARKETS UPDATE - MONDAY 5 FEBRUARY 2018

05 Feb 2018
GLOBAL MARKETS UPDATE - MONDAY 5 FEBRUARY 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.

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GLOBAL MARKETS UPDATE - MONDAY 22 JANUARY 2018

22 Jan 2018
GLOBAL MARKETS UPDATE - MONDAY 22  JANUARY 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.

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Top tips on harnessing the power of BBC regional radio

18 Jan 2018
Top tips on harnessing the power of BBC regional radio
This morning we went to Think Big Think Local, an event ran by the lovely people over at Good Broadcast. Jane Prendergast, a senior producer at BBC GNS and Roberto Perrone, a presenter at BBC Three Counties Radio gave us advice, wisdom and their honest opinions of good and bad PR.

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GLOBAL MARKETS UPDATE - MONDAY 8 JANUARY 2018

08 Jan 2018
GLOBAL MARKETS UPDATE - MONDAY 8  JANUARY 2018
Global stockmarkets started the year on a strong footing, while bonds retreated modestly as purchasing managers’ indices confirmed that the global economy was in robust health.

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GLOBAL MARKETS UPDATE - TUESDAY 2 JANUARY 2018

02 Jan 2018
GLOBAL MARKETS UPDATE - TUESDAY 2 JANUARY 2018
The FTSE All-World index closed 2017 with its biggest annual increase since 2009, amid increasing optimism over global growth.

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GLOBAL MARKETS UPDATE - MONDAY 18 DECEMBER 2017

18 Dec 2017
GLOBAL MARKETS UPDATE - MONDAY 18 DECEMBER 2017
Global stockmarkets rallied, overcoming another rate rises by the US Federal Reserve as sentiment was boosted by signs the Republicans would succeed in pushing through tax reform.

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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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