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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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November 2016 - Market Review

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...

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September 2016 - Market Review

Investor sentiment during August was influenced primarily by the outlook for US interest rates and ongoing volatility in the price of oil. Better-than-expected jobs data provided a boost for US stock markets during August and stoked expectations of h...

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May 2016 - Market Review

Most leading equity markets ended April in positive territory, although monthly gains were relatively muted. The UK performed well compared with many of its international counterparts, and the FTSE 100 Index rose by 1.1% over the month. The UK econom...

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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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November 2015 - Market Review

Equity markets generally rallied during October while daily volatility was less pronounced than in recent months. Investor sentiment received a boost from the news that China’s central bank had implemented another cut in interest rates although the I...

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