Investment markets and key developments over the past week   Most major share markets continued to move higher over the past week helped by more good economic and profit news and anticipation of President Trump’s pro-business policies. US shares gained 1.5%, Eurozone shares rose 1%, Chinese shares rose 0.2% and Australian shares gained 1.5%, but […]

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Investment markets and key developments over the past week Most major share markets rose over the last week helped by a combination of good economic data, profit news and announcements from President Trump progressing his deregulation and tax reform agenda. US shares rose 0.8%, Japanese shares rose 2.4%, Chinese shares gained 1.5% and Australian shares […]

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Investment markets and key developments over the past week   Despite good economic and profit news, Trump jitters dominated markets over the last week, but his plan to relax bank regulations and benign US jobs data saw US and Eurozone shares bounce back at the end of the week. This saw US shares rise 0.1% […]

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Investment markets and key developments over the past week   The past week saw share markets break higher helped by solid global economic data, good US earnings results and optimism that Donald Trump’s policies will help boost the US economy. In particular the US share market rose 1%, pushing it out of a range it’s […]

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 Investment markets and key developments over the past week   The past week saw shares fall a bit, further correcting some of the large gains seen since November amidst nervousness ahead of Donald Trump’s takeover as US President. US shares dipped just 0.1%, Eurozone shares fell 0.6%, Japanese shares lost 0.8% and Australian shares fell […]

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 Investment markets and key developments over the past week   The major driver in markets this week was the press conference by incoming US President Trump, but investors were left disappointed. Trump’s comments lacked economic detail about fiscal spending and tax stimulus, which have been key drivers of higher equities, USD & bond yields. Instead, […]

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Investment markets and key developments over the past week Share markets have started 2017 on a broadly positive note, with economic data continuing to show an improving growth environment. US shares (+0.8%) were bolstered by strong US data prints and continued risk appetite. Australian shares (+0.4%) also had a good start to the year, echoing […]

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 Investment markets and key developments over the past week   The past week saw share markets have a few wobbles in response to a somewhat more hawkish than expected Fed. European shares (up 1.7%) and Japanese shares (up 2.1%) continue to benefit from falls in the Euro and Yen along with good economic data. Against […]

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Investment markets and key developments over the past week   The past week saw most major share markets rise with US shares up 3.1% to a new record high, a 5.6% gain in Eurozone shares resulting in a clear technical break out led by banks, Australian shares gaining 2.1% taking them to near their August […]

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 Investment markets and key developments over the past week The past week saw Japanese and Chinese shares both gain another 0.2%, but US and European shares fall 1% and Australian shares fall 1.2% as they had a bit of a consolidation along with the US$ (which fell 0.8%), after the post US election rally led […]

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