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Weekly Digest – 9 July 2017

  • Oil prices declined just over 2.5% last week
  • Drop in global government bonds accelerated
  • G20 summit shows the divide between the US and others
  • UN security council hold an emergency session in response to North Korea
  • Global stocks jumped and are still at near record high


Weekly Digest – 2 July 2017

  • Oil prices climb around 5% last week
  • Volatility makes a comeback moving to 10.9 on the VIX index
  • Global equities trading near record highs
  • Technology stocks under pressure with continued sell offs
  • Central banks adopt a hawkish tone  around fiscal tightening


Weekly Digest – 18 June 2017

  • UK and US inflation figures miss expectations
  • Federal Reserve increases Funds rate
  • US economic data softer than expected
  • Bank of England votes 5-3 to hold the base rate
  • French party En Marche! secure convincing parliamentary majority

Weekly Digest – 11 June 2017

  • Conservatives fall short of majority in UK election
  • ECB revises core inflation and growth forecasts
  • Limited market response to Comey testimony
  • Strong US economic data reaffirms rate hike expectations
  • US responds to Qatar and Gulf diplomatic crisis

Weekly Digest – 04 June 2017

  • Equities higher with volatility falling
  • Bond markets rise after muted inflation data
  • UK polls indicate tight race ahead of Thursday’s election
  • US May payrolls report disappoints
  • Trump takes US out of Paris Climate Accord

Weekly Digest – 21 May 2017

  • Pressure builds on Trump and equity markets
  • US dollar index back to pre-election levels
  • Brazilian asset prices fall amid corruption scandal
  • Japan experiences steady Q1 growth
  • Sterling climbs on UK inflation and employment data

Weekly Digest – 14 May 2017

  • Global equities flat as volatility nears record-lows
  • US inflation slows in April
  • Gilts higher after BoE downgrade growth forecast
  • US & China outline 100-day trade plan
  • Merkel’s CDU Party win key state election in Germany

Weekly Digest – 7 May 2017

  • Macron becomes youngest ever elected French President
  • Strong April jobs report points to robust US labour market
  • Eurozone economy grows 0.5% in first quarter
  • Greece agrees bailout terms with creditors
  • Volatile week for commodity prices