Politics grabbed the spotlight during October. Global investor sentiment was affected by mounting political crisis in Spain, General Elections in Japan and Austria, and continuing developments – and controversy – in the Brexit process.
Major equity markets generally ended December 2016 in positive territory after a year dominated by political turmoil. As the year drew to a close, investors appeared to overlook unresolved concerns including Brexit, the rise of the European far-right...
Having endured a difficult August, investors experienced a tricky time in September. Sentiment for much of the month was dominated by ongoing concerns over developments in China, as well as by intense speculation over the likelihood of an interest-ra...
Markets have hit their lowest point since January and blame must lie firmly at China’s door. From slowing economic growth to currency devaluation to stockmarket volatility, there would certainly appear to be plenty to worry about. But how far could t...
Investor sentiment remained fragile during May amid continuing fear over Greece’s financial future and equity markets experienced relatively high levels of daily volatility – particularly in Europe. Greece’s predicament remained unresolved by the end...
While discussions over Greece’s financial future rumbled on during March, investors’ attention was diverted by continuing speculation over the outlook for US monetary policy. The US Federal Reserve’s stance on interest rates underwent a shift during ...
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