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...
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...
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...
Leading equity markets generally ended February in positive territory. In the US, the Dow Jones Industrial Average Index reached new heights during the month; however, its rise was dampened at the end of February by news of weaker-than-expected econo...
Sterling endured a torrid October against a backdrop of ongoing uncertainties surrounding the UK’s Brexit plans. The pound fell against the US dollar to reach its lowest level for over 30 years during the month, and against the euro to reach its lowe...
US monetary policy remained firmly in the spotlight during September. Stock markets were volatile in the run-up to the Federal Open Market Committee’s (FOMC’s) meeting amid speculation that policymakers might decide to increase US interest rates.
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