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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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December 2016 - Market Review

Politics dominated November 2016 as the US Presidential election jostled with Brexit for attention. The first half of the month was largely given over to the US election, which saw controversial Republican candidate Donald Trump snatch victory from D...

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April 2016 - Market Review

Major equity markets rose during March, boosted by a welcome rally in commodity prices. Over the first quarter of 2016 as a whole, however, many equity markets posted declines, dragged down by geopolitical anxieties, worries over China’s economic out...

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March 2016 - Market Review

Global equity market performance was generally weak during February as investors struggled to digest an unappetising assortment of issues. Problems ranged from ongoing worries about commodity prices and geopolitical tensions, through questions over t...

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February 2016 - Market Review

2016 got off to a turbulent start as ongoing concerns over global economic growth and falling commodity prices continued to weigh heavily on investor sentiment. China’s stockmarket was suspended after a 7% drop in share prices activated a so-called ‘...

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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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