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GLOBAL MARKETS UPDATE - MONDAY 24 APRIL 2017

24 Apr 2017
GLOBAL MARKETS UPDATE - MONDAY 24 APRIL 2017
Bonds fared well amid rising risk aversion ahead of the first round of the French presidential elections and rising geopolitical tensions in Asia and the Middle East. In contrast, European equity markets weakened. The IMF said it expected the world economy to grow faster than it previously thought, thanks to increased trade, investment and manufacturing. It revised its projections for global growth in 2017 up to 3.5%, from its previous estimate of 3.4%. While small, this is the first time in six years the IMF has revised up previous expectations for short-term global growth.

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GLOBAL MARKETS UPDATE - MONDAY 10 APRIL 2017

10 Apr 2017
GLOBAL MARKETS UPDATE - MONDAY 10 APRIL 2017
Tensions increased between Russia and the US after the latter launched missiles at a Syrian airbase following a gas attack on Syrian civilians. President Trump also sent a US aircraft carrier to the waters off South Korea after North Korea launched another missile test. After the lone wolf terror attack in Westminster, Sweden also suffered a fatal attack when a lorry drove into a department store.

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GLOBAL MARKETS UPDATE - MONDAY 3 APRIL 2017

03 Apr 2017
GLOBAL MARKETS UPDATE - MONDAY 3 APRIL 2017
Global M&A activity rose 7% to $726.5bn in the first quarter compared to a year ago, driven by strong US demand for European companies. In contrast, overseas bids for US companies fell to their lowest level since the start of 2014.

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GLOBAL MARKETS UPDATE - MONDAY 27 MARCH 2017

27 Mar 2017
GLOBAL MARKETS UPDATE - MONDAY 27 MARCH 2017
Global stockmarkets lost ground as the Trump rally faded amid concerns over President Trump’s ability to action his election pledges.

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FWD APPOINTS NEW SENIOR ACCOUNT DIRECTOR FOR FWD RESEARCH

22 Mar 2017
FWD APPOINTS NEW SENIOR ACCOUNT DIRECTOR FOR FWD RESEARCH
FWD, the financial services specialist communications consultancy, has appointed Carole Herpin as Senior Account Director, Research

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Ten minutes with our new starter Carole Herpin

21 Mar 2017
Ten minutes with our new starter Carole Herpin
What brought you to FWD Research? Could you share a few highlights of your CV? What’s the most surprising qualification on your CV? What was the most important thing you learnt in your previous job role?

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GLOBAL MARKETS UPDATE - MONDAY 20 MARCH 2017

20 Mar 2017
GLOBAL MARKETS UPDATE - MONDAY 20 MARCH 2017
As widely expected, the US Federal Reserve raised interest rates but appeared to be less hawkish than many had feared about the path of future interest rate rises.

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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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