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Weekly Digest – 24 September 2017

  • Angela Merkel wins German election
  • Federal Reserve to begin balance sheet reduction in October
  • US President Trump imposes fresh sanctions on North Korea
  • China long-term sovereign credit rating downgraded by S&P
  • Theresa May clarifies Brexit stance in Florence speech

Weekly Digest – 10 September 2017

  • Oil prices rose 2% on the week with Brent at USD 53.9
  • Gold rose 1.9 % to 1347, its third week of gains
  • Risk appetite returns as treasuries retreat, stocks advance
  • Apple set to launch the iPhone 8 and X models this week
  • Hurricane Irma devastates the Caribbean and Florida

Weekly Digest – 13 August 2017

  • Oil prices finished the week -0.6% with Brent standing at USD 51.8
  • Gold was up 2.4% and silver was up 4.9% on the week
  • Global government bond yields continue to fall
  • Bitcoin breaks the $4000 barrier
  • Global markets react to rising tensions between US and North Korea

Weekly Digest – 30 July 2017

  • US GDP growth rebounds from disappointing Q1 growth
  • Federal Reserve indicates imminent balance sheet normalisation
  • US Senate begins healthcare legislation debate
  • Brent crude rises 9.3% following Saudi export cuts
  • Greece returns to the sovereign debt market after three year hiatus

Weekly Digest – 23 July 2017

  • US equities advance to all-time highs
  • Bank of Japan revises inflation target deadline
  • Euro surges 1.8% versus US Dollar, spurred by ECB meeting
  • US Healthcare reforms quashed by lack of congressional support
  • US Press Secretary Sean Spicer resigns