Global Markets Update Tuesday 8 May 2018
08 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.
Global Markets Update Monday 30 April 2018
30 Apr 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.
Global Markets Update Monday 23 April 2018
23 Apr 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.
Global Markets Update Monday 16 April 2018
16 Apr 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.
Global Markets Update Monday 9 April 2018
09 Apr 2018
Global stockmarkets remained volatile reflecting the evolving story of the trade war between the US and China.
Global Markets Update Tuesday 3 April 2018
03 Apr 2018
Global stockmarkets recovered some ground over a shortened week, although tech stocks continued to be volatile.
Global Markets Update Tuesday 27 March 2018
27 Mar 2018
Escalating fears of a global trade war knocked stocks over the week.
Global Markets Update Monday 19 March 2018
19 Mar 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
Global Markets Update Monday 05 March 2018
05 Mar 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.
Global Markets Update Monday 26 February 2018
26 Feb 2018
Minutes of the Federal Reserve’s latest rate-setting meeting revealed that policymakers were increasingly confident about the outlook for the US economy. The news caused the yield on the 10-year US Treasury bond to approach the key level of 3%.