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The World In A Week – Return of the Mac-ron?

Written by Millan Chauhan. Last night saw the conclusion of the French Presidential election, with Emmanuel Macron delivering a convincing victory over his far-right challenger Marine Le Pen. Macron…

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The World In A Week – Tournez à droite?

Written by Shane Balkham. The Federal Open Market Committee (FOMC) will meet at the beginning of May, and we are already seeing the rhetoric in order to manage market expectations.  From the minutes…

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The World In A Week – Confusion & uncertainty

Written by Richard Warne. Equity and bond markets were generally in negative territory last week, with most bond indices declining around -1.0% and the global equity market, MSCI All Country World…

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The World In A Week – Weeks Where Decades Happen

Written by Cormac Nevin. Last Friday marked the end of an extraordinary first quarter, which likely left most policymakers feeling like April fools. Policies centred around everything, ranging from…

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YOU’s Derrick Dunne: ‘We have a lot of the jigsaw pieces’

Lauren Mason talks to Derrick Dunne about the firm’s rebrand from Beaufort Investment, the headwinds facing ESG investors beyond greenwashing and what the next long-term focus will be.

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The World In A Week – Sunak’s Spring Statement

Written by Millan Chauhan. Last week saw the UK’s Chancellor of the Exchequer, Rishi Sunak, unveil his spring statement update that, in an attempt to support individuals with the rising costs of…

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CPI inflation rises to 30-year high of 6.2%

CPI inflation recorded an annual rise of 6.2% in February 2022 – the highest since March 1992’s growth of 7.1%.

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The World In A Week – Drawing the path for interest rates

Written by Shane Balkham. Markets remain focused on the war in Ukraine and, although there were tentative signs of progress and positivity over the peace talks in Turkey, the fighting continues…

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Economists: Expect Bank of England to raise rates in Thursday

The further fall in the unemployment rate will spur the Bank of England on to hike interest rates on Thursday, economists predict.

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The World In A Week – Commodities & Inflationary conundrum

Written by Richard Warne. After enduring the COVID-19 pandemic for the last few years and seemingly coming through the other side, I think most would have assumed that the flight path looking…

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British GDP growth beats expectations

UK economy bounced back in January 2022 as it grew 0.8 per cent. However, volatility could ‘derail’ economic progress.

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