Weekly Market Summary.

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Week ending 16th August 2019. - 19th August 2019

Whilst the past few weeks have been centred on sentiment overreacting to US President Donald Trump’s proposed September China Tariffs, earlier this week we saw conversations between both US and Chinese trade representatives result in the US delaying the 10% tariff on the majority of key goods until December, with the Chinese easing off on their proposed US agriculture tariffs.

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Week ending 9th August 2019. - 12th August 2019

This week has been much like a Sunday, following a ‘big’ Saturday night out… in that not that much has happened other than the hangover from the night before!

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Week ending 2nd August 2019. - 5th August 2019

In a week that seemed primed to be dominated by central bank meetings and policy, in particular by the US Federal Reserve (Fed), it ended up being hijacked by none other than US President Donald Trump!

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Week ending 26th July 2019. - 29th July 2019

UK Media has been dominated by the change in government this week, however, the developments had little bearing on global equity market direction as investors were focused on the ECB’s monetary policy announcement and US economic data.

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Week ending 19th July 2019. - 22nd July 2019

It would be wrong to conclude that it was a quiet week given global equity markets were little changed, as beneath the surface there were plenty of interesting stories bubbling away.

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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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