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Global Markets Update Tuesday 22 May 2018

22 May 2018
Global Markets Update Tuesday 22 May 2018
US bond yields moved decisively above 3.0% for the first time in seven years, and oil prices breached $80 a barrel.

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Global Markets Update Tuesday 8 May 2018

08 May 2018
Global Markets Update Tuesday 8 May 2018
The US dollar strengthened as weak economic data in the UK and eurozone caused investors to reassess the chances of rate rises. In contrast, US inflationary pressures continued to accelerate.

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Global Markets Update Monday 30 April 2018

30 Apr 2018
Global Markets Update Monday 30 April 2018
Global stockmarkets were mixed as investors digested first-quarter earnings against the backdrop of the threat of trade tariffs, US sanctions against Russian groups, higher oil prices, rising bond yields and volatile foreign exchange markets.

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Global Markets Update Monday 23 April 2018

23 Apr 2018
Global Markets Update Monday 23 April 2018
Global stocks gained ground, while bond markets retreated amid fears the Fed would accelerate its path of interest rate increases. North Korea pledged to suspend nuclear and missile tests.

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Global Markets Update Monday 16 April 2018

16 Apr 2018
Global Markets Update Monday 16 April 2018
Global stockmarkets edged higher as trade tensions between the US and China appeared to ease. However, after markets closed on Friday night, the US, Britain and France launched air strikes against Syria as civilians were harmed by an alleged chemical weapon attack.

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Global Markets Update Monday 9 April 2018

09 Apr 2018
Global Markets Update Monday 9 April 2018
Global stockmarkets remained volatile reflecting the evolving story of the trade war between the US and China.

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Global Markets Update Tuesday 3 April 2018

03 Apr 2018
Global Markets Update Tuesday 3 April 2018
Global stockmarkets recovered some ground over a shortened week, although tech stocks continued to be volatile.

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Global Markets Update Tuesday 27 March 2018

27 Mar 2018
Global Markets Update Tuesday 27 March 2018
Escalating fears of a global trade war knocked stocks over the week.

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Global Markets Update Monday 19 March 2018

19 Mar 2018
Global Markets Update Monday 19 March 2018
Global stocks were boosted by the news that President Trump will meet Kim Jong Un within weeks, after North Korea offered to suspend nuclear and missile tests

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Global Markets Update Monday 05 March 2018

05 Mar 2018
Global Markets Update Monday 05 March 2018
Global stockmarkets took another turn down, as fears of a trade war were heightened following Donald Trump’s plan to impose hefty tariffs on steel and aluminium imports. Hawkish comments from new Fed chair Jay Powell also undermined sentiment.

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