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FWD'S WEEKLY ROUNDUP OF INVESTMENT NEWS - 04 November 2016

04 Nov 2016
FWD'S WEEKLY ROUNDUP OF INVESTMENT NEWS - 04 November 2016
Anthony Doyle, investment director in the M&G fixed income team, has said that a Clinton victory would be unlikely to change investors’ views on the US economy, and could lead to higher growth and a rise in inflation. A Trump victory, however, could lead to market volatility similar to that seen during the 2008 financial crisis, and result in lower treasury yields, a higher US dollar and weaker sentiment towards emerging markets.

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GLOBAL MARKETS UPDATE - MONDAY 31 October 2016

31 Oct 2016
GLOBAL MARKETS UPDATE - MONDAY 31 October 2016
The FTSE 100 dropped 0.3% over the week.

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FWD'S WEEKLY ROUNDUP OF INVESTMENT NEWS - 28 October 2016

28 Oct 2016
FWD'S WEEKLY ROUNDUP OF INVESTMENT NEWS - 28 October 2016
The European Securities and Markets Authority (ESMA) failed to acknowledge widespread industry calls for a revision to the calculation of fund transaction costs in PRIPs, with just a fortnight remaining until the European Commission’s vote on whether to delay the controversial legislation.

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GLOBAL MARKETS UPDATE - MONDAY 24 October 2016

24 Oct 2016
GLOBAL MARKETS UPDATE - MONDAY 24 October 2016
The FTSE 100 slid 0.3% over the fortnight. Mark Carney indicated the Bank of England was prepared to see some ‘overshoot’ in its inflation target.

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FWD'S WEEKLY ROUNDUP OF INVESTMENT NEWS - 21 October 2016

21 Oct 2016
FWD'S WEEKLY ROUNDUP OF INVESTMENT NEWS - 21 October 2016
The US Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) is set to commence a large-scale review of exchange-traded funds, amid concerns the rapid growth of ETFs may be increasing market volatility.

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FWD'S WEEKLY ROUNDUP OF INVESTMENT NEWS - 14 October 2016

14 Oct 2016
FWD'S WEEKLY ROUNDUP OF INVESTMENT NEWS - 14 October 2016
British fund companies rely on mainland European investors for 13% of their assets on average, according to new data, underlining the importance of maintaining access to the single market for the UK’s £5.7tn investment industry.

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GLOBAL MARKETS UPDATE - MONDAY 10 October 2016

10 Oct 2016
GLOBAL MARKETS UPDATE - MONDAY 10 October 2016
Global stockmarkets tended to slide, undermined by concerns over a ‘hard Brexit’ and by less-than-inspiring US jobs data. Sterling suffered a ‘flash crash’ in the early hours of Friday morning.

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FWD'S WEEKLY ROUNDUP OF INVESTMENT NEWS - 07 October 2016

07 Oct 2016
FWD'S WEEKLY ROUNDUP OF INVESTMENT NEWS - 07 October 2016
Deutsche Bank may float a minority stake in its asset management division to rebuild its capital buffers in the event of a USD 14bn fine from the US.

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GLOBAL MARKETS UPDATE - MONDAY 03 October 2016

03 Oct 2016
GLOBAL MARKETS UPDATE - MONDAY 03 October 2016
Global stockmarkets were volatile as growing fears about the eurozone banking system offset higher oil prices and a strong performance from Hilary Clinton in the first of three US presidential debates.

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