Global share prices generally rose during August as investors took heart from ongoing fiscal and monetary support alongside some encouraging economic data. Nevertheless, the global economic outlook remains “highly uncertain”, according to the World T...
The UK’s economic output fell by 20% in the second quarter. The figures, while alarming, are not surprising, Nevertheless, they place the UK firmly at the bottom end of the major economies and with Brexit round the corner, it is perhaps clear why glo...
June proved to be a choppy month for investors as hopes of an economic recovery were tempered by fears of a second wave of infection as instances of COVID-19 surged in parts of the US. Lockdown measures continued to ease around the world; however, th...
Prior to last week global markets had been showing a remarkable recovery since their lows in mid March, albeit that some markets had been recovering quicker than others. The S&P 500 had reclaimed all of its losses from the coronavirus and the NASDAQ ...
China has now announced its GDP results for the first quarter of 2020, recording a contraction of 6.8%. This is the country’s first recorded contraction since records began, and highlights the depth of the downturn that the global economy is currentl...
Over the last week the news flow regarding both the rate of infections in China and the progress being made on returning the country to work have increasingly been positive. Questions are being asked about the accuracy of the figures that China has p...
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