Eurozone

November 2019 - Market Review

October saw the UK plunge into election fever as progress on Brexit once again ground to a halt. Although Prime Minister Boris Johnson managed to reach a new Brexit Withdrawal Agreement with the EU, he failed to win Parliament’s support for his timet...

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July 2019 - Market Review

The third anniversary of the Brexit referendum came and went in June, and still the issue of Brexit remained up in the air. As the clock ticked towards the extended deadline of 31 October, the Conservative Party focused on the election of a new leade...

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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 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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September 2017 - Market Review

Traditionally, August is supposed to be a relatively quiet month for financial markets. Investor sentiment in August 2017, however, was undermined by terrorist atrocities in Barcelona, and by an increasingly combative rhetoric from North Korea that c...

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August 2017 - Market Review

Global equity markets generally advanced during July, underpinned by further evidence of economic strength. Inflation, however, remained at the forefront of investors’ consciousness over the month. European Central Bank (ECB) President Mario Draghi p...

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