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January 2016 - Market Review

Gains in global equity markets were curbed over 2015 as a whole by growing unease on the outlook for China’s economic expansion, mounting geopolitical concerns and plunging commodity prices.

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August 2015 - Market Review

July proved another eventful month for investors, to say the least. Over the first fortnight or so, investors’ attention remained focused on developments in Greece, following the country’s failure to make a scheduled €1.5bn (£1.05bn) debt repayment t...

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Through the fog

Markets are currently operating under the fog of a potential Greek exit from the eurozone and, until this clears, it is impossible for them to see ahead with any clarity. For their part, however, individual investors ought to be able to be savvier – ...

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January was a news-filled month and significant political and monetary developments in the eurozone meant investors’ attention was firmly focused on the region. Fresh questions over Greece’s future within the region were triggered by the election vic...

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The Syriza party’s success in Greece’s general election on 25 January has prompted speculation the left-leaning anti-austerity movement’s calls to renegotiate the terms of the country’s bailout could lead to the ultimate destruction of the eurozone. ...

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December delivered a relatively eventful finale for 2014. On the one hand, investor sentiment was boosted by encouraging news on the US economy and signs that leading central banks – notably in the US and the eurozone – remain supportive. However, co...

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