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April 2018 - Market Review

Investor sentiment during March was marred by mounting levels of US protectionism. President Donald Trump announced tariffs on steel and aluminium imports, and also revealed plans to impose tariffs of up to US$60 billion on imports from China. Equity...

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March 2018 - Market Review

Equity markets experienced a global sell-off during early February triggered by concerns that US interest rates might rise more rapidly than previously expected.

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February 2018 - Market Review

The pound strengthened to its highest level against the US dollar since the Brexit referendum in June 2016, rising above US$1.40. Although sterling was lifted by weakness in the US dollar, it also received a boost from mounting confidence over the UK...

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December 2017 - Market Review

North Korea returned to the forefront of investors’ awareness in November following its decision to fire another ballistic missile towards Japan. The move was condemned by world leaders including US President Donald Trump. Nevertheless, US investors ...

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July 2017 - Market Review

Financial markets were unsettled towards the end of June by speculation that leading central banks might be poised to end their ultra-loose monetary policy. Following the US Federal Reserve’s (Fed’s) third interest rate increase in six months, invest...

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June 2017 - Market Review

The FTSE 100 Index hit new highs during May, breaching 7,500 points for the first time. Nevertheless, investor sentiment was rattled by mounting uncertainties over the possible outcome of June’s snap General Election, as predictions of a Conservative...

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