FTSE 100 appears to have bottomed, dismal payrolls figures from the US could provide a boost

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UK Economic Update – 06 April 2015

FTSE 100 appears to have bottomed, dismal payrolls figures from the US could provide a boost  

The FTSE 100 fell moderately throughout much of last week as the long easter weekend bore down on investors and traders, while the Prime Minister marked the official beginning of the election campaign  by dissolving parliament.

In terms of economic data, Final GDP figures for the […]

By |2020-09-09T09:42:37+05:30Wednesday, April 8, 2015|Categories: Macro Timeline, United Kingdom|0 Comments

UK inflation drops to another record low as FTSE 100 falls on concerns over monetary policy

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UK Economic Update – 29 March 2015

UK inflation drops to another record low as FTSE 100 falls on concerns over monetary policy

The FTSE 100 fell last week after having broke through the 7,000 barrier in the previous period. While some form of consolidation may have been to be expected, much of the downward pressure appears to have been the result of concerns over policy maker intentions to push ahead with 2015 […]

By |2020-09-09T09:42:38+05:30Monday, March 30, 2015|Categories: Macro Timeline, United Kingdom|0 Comments

UK & US Equity markets rebound sharply as investors bet on lower for longer – 24 March 2015

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UK & US Economic Update – 24 March 2015

UK & US Equity markets rebound sharply as investors bet on lower for longer

At the time of the last update equity markets had fallen sharply in the US and the UK as the rising possibility that rates could faster than anticipated converged with building concerns over valuations in the US.

Since this time, equity markets have rebounded […]

By |2020-09-09T09:42:40+05:30Tuesday, March 24, 2015|Categories: Macro Timeline, United Kingdom, USA|0 Comments

A mixed performance from global equity markets last week as US payrolls growth accelerates, ECB QE commences and divergence remains the key theme

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UK Economic Update – 09 march 2015

A mixed performance from global equity markets last week as US payrolls growth accelerates, ECB  QE commences and divergence remains the key theme

The FTSE 100 failed to make new headway last week as an early sell off meant that UK investors who were hoping for another period of strong gains were left disappointed.

This was in contrast to the […]

By |2020-09-09T09:42:41+05:30Tuesday, March 10, 2015|Categories: Macro Timeline, United Kingdom|0 Comments

FTSE 100 holds above record highs on ECB easing, higher oil prices and Chinese rate cuts

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UK Economic Update – 02 March 2015

FTSE 100 holds above record highs on ECB easing, higher oil prices and Chinese rate cuts

After reaching record highs late last week, the FTSE 100 pushed onward and upward at the open on Monday as markets responded to another round of interest rate cuts from the People’s Bank of China.

The policy action in China came on Saturday night (UK time) […]

By |2020-09-09T09:42:41+05:30Tuesday, March 3, 2015|Categories: Macro Timeline, United Kingdom|0 Comments

UK equities remain close to record highs on stronger oil and prospect of a Greek deal

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UK Economic Update – 22 February 2015

UK equities remain close to record highs on stronger oil and prospect of a Greek deal

In the UK, equity markets held close to record highs last week as a rebound in oil prices and the possibility of a Greek debt deal drove a recovery in investor sentiment.

We wrote last week that with current fundamentals taken into account, in […]

By |2020-09-09T09:42:42+05:30Tuesday, February 24, 2015|Categories: Macro Timeline, United Kingdom|0 Comments
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