The World In A Week – The starting gun gets fired

Written by Chris Ayton Last week was a positive week for both bonds and equities, supported by technology-related earnings results in the US as well as the starting gun being fired on interest rate…

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The World In A Week – It is never too early to remind ourselves of good practices

Written by Shane Balkham The European Central Bank (ECB) is expected to cut interest rates this week.  It is worth noting that both Europe and the US have experienced similar inflation dynamics since…

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The World In A Week – Is a June rate cut still on the cards for the UK?

Written by Ashwin Gurung According to official figures from the Office for National Statistics, the UK’s annual headline inflation fell to 2.3% in April, its lowest level since July 2021, down from…

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The World In A Week – More Pay, Less Work

Written by Dominic Williams Wage growth in the UK remained persistently strong, with the annual rate of pay growth in average weekly wages, excluding bonuses, unchanged at 6% in the three months…

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The World In A Week – Promises of a good summer

Written by Shane Balkham The Bank of England announced that interest rates would be kept at the current level of 5.25%, but offered respite with assurances that rate cuts were an active part of the…

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The World In A Week – Cut above the rest

Written by Millan Chauhan In the US, we saw the Federal Reserve (the Fed) keep rates within their target range of between 5.25% - 5.50%. Expectations were that the Fed would hold rates steady,…

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The World In A Week – Hold on Till May

Written by Ilaria Massei The past week was relatively light in terms of data released. Equities returned to positive territory, with the MSCI All Country World Index of global shares gaining +2.4% in…

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The World In A Week – Hunting for safe havens

Written by Chris Ayton Last week was a negative week for both bonds and equities, as geopolitical worries dominated the headlines. There were few hiding places for investors, although lower valuation…

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The World In A Week – Contrasting Rate Outlooks On Both Ends of the Pond

Written by Dominic Williams The most recent US inflation data, released on Wednesday, exceeded forecasts for the second consecutive month. The annual inflation rate reached 3.5 per cent, surpassing…

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The World In A Week – US Jobs Data: An Economic Enigma

Written by Cormac Nevin Last week was a broadly weaker one for global markets, following one of the best first quarters for equity markets in five years. While the strong performance of equity…

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The World In A Week – Fed Confidence, UK Recession Confirmation, and Stock Gains

Written by Ashwin Gurung In the US, The Federal Reserve’s (the Fed) preferred inflation measure, the core Personal Consumption Expenditures (PCE) price index, which excludes food and energy, rose in…

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The World In A Week – Two become none

Written by Shane Balkham Following on from last week’s update, there was some good news on inflation in the UK, with a downward surprise for the headline Consumer Price Index (CPI) rate.  Wednesday’s…

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