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Weekly Wrap: Japan – reactions and expectations

Weekly Wrap: Japan – reactions and expectations

29 April 2016

The Federal Open Market Committee’s decision to keep interest rates onhold on Wednesday evening was a near certainty, and consequently had little to no market impact. Read More...

Jonathan Chitty

Weekly Wrap: Treasury joins UK referendum debate

22 April 2016

The Treasury this week released a 201-page report outlining the pros and cons of potential alternate relationships we could have with Europe in a post ‘Brexit’ world. Read More...

Weekly Wrap: A Sisyphean task?

15 April 2016

In Greek mythology, Sisyphus was forced to push a boulder up a hill only to see it roll back down, repeating this action for all eternity. Read More...

IQ April 2016

IQ April 2016

13 April 2016

Growth in global economic activity and trade is slowing, inflation is weak and the policy stance of the world’s major central banks remains exceptionally accommodative. Read More...

Weekly Wrap: Post Fed Market Reaction Limited to US

24 March 2016

The inter-connectedness of global financial markets means that they essentially sail on the same sea. Not so the post-Fed market reaction, which appeared mainly limited to the US. Read More...

Budget 2016

Focus on UK Budget

18 March 2016

This week saw Mr Osborne’s third Budget within the space of a year, even if you disregard the quasi-budget measures announced in November’s Autumn Statement. Read More...

Weekly Wrap: Markets Return to Beginning of the Year Levels

18 March 2016

They say a week is a long time in politics, but it can be very much longer in the tumultuous world of the global financial markets. Read More...

Weekly Wrap: ECB decision creates confusion

11 March 2016

This week’s decision by the European Central Bank delivered everything the market expected and more. Read More...

Weekly Wrap: Past the worst?

04 March 2016

It’s been a generally positive week for global equity markets with the FTSE World All-Share Index rising to its highest levels since 6th January. Read More...

Weekly Wrap: Markets’ January wounds start to heal

19 February 2016

The fat lady’s not exactly singing but there is a sense that markets are beginning to heal somewhat after the bludgeoning they received through January. Read More...