Weekly Market Summary.

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Week ending 8th November 2019 - 11th November 2019

Positive news flow from US-China trade talks resulted in another positive week for global equity markets.

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Week ending 1st November 2019. - 4th November 2019

This week, central banks and politicians delivered few surprises allowing global equity markets to take direction from economic data and corporate results.

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Week ending 25th October 2019. - 28th October 2019

Global equities ended the week higher thanks to better than expected corporate results which highlighted that companies are weathering the slowing economic growth and trade dispute.

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Week ending 18th October 2019. - 21st October 2019

It felt like this day would never come, but Brexit may finally be here! However, everything depends on the outcome of tomorrow’s (Saturday 19 October 2019) Parliamentary session when MPs vote on the deal.

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Week ending 11th October 2019. - 14th October 2019

Sentiment going into this week’s US/China trade talks was negative after the US placed eight Chinese technology companies on a US blacklist and China stopped NBA (basketball) broadcasts.

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Week ending 4th October 2019. - 7th October 2019

Global equity markets declined at the start of the week after US ISM manufacturing PMI came in at 47.8 in September.

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Week ending 27th September 2019. - 30th September 2019

While it has been an interesting week watching the latest political turmoil unfold in both the UK and US, it should be noted that this is just a sideshow as the main driver for markets is still the US/China trade talks (as this impacts global economic growth and corporate profitability).

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Week ending 20th September 2019. - 23rd September 2019

Oil was of course the main focus at the start of the week after last Sunday’s (15 September 2019) drone attack on Saudi Arabia’s oil facilities which took out half of their oil production (roughly 5.7m barrels a day), which is around 5% of the total daily global supply.

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Week ending 13th September 2019. - 16th September 2019

It was another positive week for global equity markets thanks to positive developments on US-China trade relations and monetary policy easing by the European Central Bank.

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Week ending 6th September 2019. - 9th September 2019

As summer draws to a close, it was back to work for a lot of people this week, including UK politicians! The political turmoil which followed resulted in a volatile week for Sterling, whilst global equity markets posted modest returns.

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