Weekly Market Summary.

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Week ending 12th July 2019. - 15th July 2019

Global equity markets have been buoyed in recent weeks by the prospect of central banks loosening monetary policy.

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Week ending 5th July 2019. - 8th July 2019

As we entered the second half of the year, positive momentum in global equity markets continued as the side meeting at the G20 last weekend (29-30 June) between US and Chinese Presidents, Trump and Xi, concluded positively, giving markets a good start to the week.

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Week ending 28th June 2019. - 1st July 2019

The main event this week was the two-day G-20 summit in Japan starting today (Friday 28 June 2019) as Donald Trump and his Chinese counterpart, Xi Jinping have agreed to meet each other on the side-lines tomorrow (Saturday 29 June 2019).

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Week ending 21st June 2019. - 24th June 2019

Global equities rose this week on the prospect of looser monetary policy and the hope that US/China trade talks will soon resume.

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Week ending 14th June 2019. - 17th June 2019

Global equity markets faced crosscurrents this week, as positive US-Mexico trade developments were overshadowed by uncertainty over US-China trade.

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Week ending 7th June 2019. - 10th June 2019

The last two weeks’ equity market moves show perfectly that markets rarely move in a straight line and it is best not to make knee-jerk decisions.

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Week ending 31st May 2019. - 3rd June 2019

It was an ugly week for global equities as intensifying trade concerns soured sentiment for risk assets.

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Week ending 24th May 2019. - 28th May 2019

While US/China trade tensions dominated market sentiment this week after the US said it was considering blacklisting up to five Chinese surveillance firms, there were a couple of positive (albeit) minor developments: the US temporarily eased some of the planned Huawei trade curbs; and China’s ambassador to the US, Cui Tiankai, said that China is ready to continue talks and is committed to forging a new trade deal.

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Week ending 17th May 2019. - 20th May 2019

Following a relatively subdued period, global trade was firmly top of the agenda again this week and despite the US and China’s tit-for-tat exchanges, most other equity markets posted positive returns.

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Week ending 10th May 2019. - 13th May 2019

The positivity over last Friday’s (3 May 2019) excellent US payrolls report, which showed robust job creation growth with no indication of wage pressure, proved short-lived!

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