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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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GLOBAL MARKETS UPDATE - MONDAY 23 JANUARY 2016

23 Jan 2017
GLOBAL MARKETS UPDATE - MONDAY 23 JANUARY 2016
In a week when Donald Trump became president of the US, both global stockmarkets and bonds retreated.

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GLOBAL MARKETS UPDATE - MONDAY 16 JANUARY 2017

16 Jan 2017
GLOBAL MARKETS UPDATE - MONDAY 16 JANUARY 2017
The Trump rally showed signs of abating, with equity markets treading water while the US dollar retreated slightly. In contrast, bonds initially rallied before selling off amid profit taking.

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GLOBAL MARKETS UPDATE - MONDAY 3 JANUARY 2017

03 Jan 2017
GLOBAL MARKETS UPDATE - MONDAY 3 JANUARY 2017
Global stockmarkets ended 2016 on a strong note, while global bond yields retreated from their recent peaks.

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GLOBAL MARKETS UPDATE - MONDAY 12 DECEMBER 2016

12 Dec 2016
GLOBAL MARKETS UPDATE - MONDAY 12 DECEMBER 2016
The FTSE 100 rallied 3.3% over the week. The IHS Markit/CIPS purchasing managers' index for the services sector rose to 55.2, up from 54.5 the previous month and the highest figure since January 2016.

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GLOBAL MARKETS UPDATE - MONDAY 4 DECEMBER 2016

05 Dec 2016
GLOBAL MARKETS UPDATE - MONDAY 4 DECEMBER 2016
New UK chancellor Philip Hammond used the Autumn Statement to create a £27bn fiscal shock absorber to insure the economy against the negative effects of Brexit.

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