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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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FWD'S WEEKLY ROUNDUP OF INVESTMENT NEWS - 30 SEPTEMBER 2016

30 Sep 2016
FWD'S WEEKLY ROUNDUP OF INVESTMENT NEWS - 30 SEPTEMBER 2016
The Markets in Financial Instruments Directive (MiFID II), due to be introduced in January 2018, will require firms to spend much of next year in preparation and will require the top 40 global investment banks and 400 global asset managers to spend $2.1bn, according to a report by IHS Markit and Expand.

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