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Week ending 24th January 2020. - 27th January 2020

Global equity markets fell this week on concerns China’s coronavirus could turn into a global pandemic and damage global growth.

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Week ending 17th January 2020. - 20th January 2020

It has been an important week for UK data. UK CPI inflation slowed again in December to 1.3% from 1.5% – its lowest rate since November 2016 and well below the BoE’s mandate which is to target inflation at 2%.

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Week ending 10th January 2020. - 13th January 2020

It turns out US/Iran tensions was just a lot of noise! We had a miserable start to the week as global equity markets fell after the weekend saw Middle East tensions escalate.

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Week ending 3rd January 2020. - 6th January 2020

Global equity markets started 2020 on a happy note after Donald Trump said he will sign the first phase of the US/China trade deal on Wednesday 15 January 2020, coupled with news that the Chinese central bank, the PBOC, was reducing the required reserve ratio (RRR) by 50 basis points (which underscores our view that the world’s major central banks remain easing-biased).

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

The get Brexit done mantra is proving as popular with UK equities as it did with British voters as the post-election euphoria continued, making the FTSE-100 one of the best performing indices over the week.

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

Following a substantial Conservative victory in the UK elections, it was a clear vote by the British public that a vote for Brexit meant they want Brexit! This win secured Prime Minister, Boris Johnson, the mandate to press ahead and deliver it.

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

In the penultimate week of the UK election campaign trail, following a somewhat stagnant television debate on Sunday (which Boris Johnson and Jeremy Corbyn did not attend), it was no surprise to see Labour leader, Jeremy Corbyn, target the NHS as a key battleground in this election early in the week.

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Week ending 29th November 2019. - 2nd December 2019

It was another week of mixed trade messages. Global equity markets started the week on a positive note amid optimism that the first phase of a US/China trade deal would shortly be agreed after China said it would tighten intellectual property rules (this is what the US has been pushing for).

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Week ending 22nd November 2019 - 25th November 2019

US/China trade talks continued to dominate global equity market sentiment. The week started positively after it was signalled that the US and China were edging towards an initial trade agreement (phase 1), following constructive discussions between China’s Vice-Premier Liu He, US Trade Representative Robert Lighthizer and US Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin.

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Week ending 15th November 2019 - 18th November 2019

Global equities ended the week slightly higher despite the continuing unrest in Hong Kong and the start of the public hearings in Donald Trump’s impeachment inquiry, [...]

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