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The World In A Week – No roses – just recessions and rising inflation

Written by Ashwin Gurung. Last week, the official data showed that at the end of last year both the UK and Japan economies fell into a technical recession. This was an outcome neither of the nations…

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The World In A Week – US markets soar, while Japan reaches new highs

Written by Dominic Williams Last week, the S&P 500 Index, regarded as the primary gauge for US large-cap stocks, achieved a historic milestone by surpassing the significant 5,000 mark for the…

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The World In A Week – Some big tech names rallied forwards, while central banks stood still

Written by Shane Balkham It was mixed results for some of the Magnificent Seven, the name coined to describe the largest of the US technology companies.  Both Meta and Amazon reported strong…

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The World In A Week – Sustained Growth and Inflation Trends

Written by Ilaria Massei Last week brought positive news for the US economy, as it was revealed that it grew at an annualised rate of 3.3%, in the final quarter of 2023. This strong performance…

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The World In A Week – Decoding economic data

Written by Ilaria Massei Data released last Wednesday show that, in December 2023, the UK faced an unwelcome rebound in the annual inflation rate, reaching 4% and surpassing market predictions. This…

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The World In A Week – Chinese Delicacy

Written by Chris Ayton Markets were mixed over the week. The UK equity market continued to give back some of its year end gains, with the FTSE All Share Index -0.7% over the week.  Conversely, MSCI…

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The World In A Week – New Year Hangover

Written by Cormac Nevin Markets were challenged in the first trading week of 2024, perhaps recovering from the exuberance witnessed in the final two months of 2023. The MSCI All Country World Index…

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Inflation falls to lower-than-expected!

Derrick Dunne commented: “But while this is a very welcome fall in inflation, we believe that the Bank of England will not see it as a signal to cut rates – not yet at least.

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Indusrty experts react to UK Labour Market Statistics

Derrick Dunne commented: “The UK economy has defied all expectations over the past year and continues to display a level of resilience despite a challenging global macroeconomic backdrop.“

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The World In A Week – The busier the economic calendar, the bigger the surprise

Written by Ilaria Massei A big surprise on Tuesday came from the number of job openings in the U.S. which decreased by 617,000 from the previous month to 8.7 million in October 2023, marking the…

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The World In A Week – Stocks and Bonds to Jingle All the Way?

Written by Ashwin Gurung The MSCI All-Country World Index, which tracks the performance of global equities, returned +8.1% in November in local currency terms, marking its most impressive month since…

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The World In A Week – A cut in taxes and a boost in confidence

Written by Dominic Williams Jeremy Hunt's 'Autumn Statement for Growth' marked a departure from his March Budget, which lacked significant tax cuts, featured numerous spending promises, and produced…

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