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Financial Market May 2024

Market Commentary May 2024

Introduction For several months now, we’ve been noting that while growth remains slow across much of the globe, the worst of the inflation crisis seems to have passed. The International Monetary Fund believes the world economy has been “remarkably resilient” in recent years, noting that despite “many gloomy predictions, the world avoided a recession, the …

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Financial Market Commentary April 2024

Market Commentary April 2024

Introduction Although many of the world’s major economies have struggled to achieve strong growth in recent months, there is a sense that some key markets are starting to turn a corner. The worst of the inflation crisis, for instance, seems to be behind us, and central banks that had been hiking interest rates are now …

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Market Commentary March 2024

Market Commentary March 2024

Introduction It’s been a mixed picture across the globe in the last few weeks. Many of the world’s major economies have continued to see minimal growth in recent months, while the UK and Japan have slipped into recession. But the US is bucking this trend, as are many emerging markets such as India. As always, …

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Financial Market February 2024

Market Commentary February 2024

Introduction While growth has been stagnant across much of the globe in recent months, various sets of figures have suggested that the corner is finally being turned. For example, inflation is falling, and many analysts believe central banks around the world will start cutting interest rates in the near future. However, recent attacks by Houthi …

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Market Commentary January 2024

Market Commentary January 2024

Introduction As the new year gets underway, there are positive signs that the inflation crisis around the world is finally starting to ease. But this doesn’t seem to have been accompanied by a surge in economic growth in many crucial markets. In fact, growth seems stubbornly slow in some countries. As always, let’s take a …

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Financial Market December 2023

Market Commentary December 2023

Introduction The ongoing crisis in the Middle East continues to dominate the headlines, although the temporary truce which saw many of the hostages in Gaza released was undoubtedly welcome. However, it must be said that the geopolitical tensions caused by the Israel-Hamas conflict pose a very real risk to the wider global economy, which is …

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Financial Market November 2023

Market Commentary November 2023

Introduction All eyes have been on the Middle East following Hamas’ terror attack on Israel on October 7th, which led to the deaths of more than 1,400 people. The resulting conflict has led to a humanitarian crisis in Gaza, fears of a possible escalation across the wider region, and a surge in oil prices. We …

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Financial Market October 2023

Market Commentary October 2023

Introduction Sluggish growth and high inflation have stubbornly persisted across much of the globe in recent months, and September was no different. But some major economies are performing better than others as they grapple with global economic headwinds, and emerging markets in Asia are bucking the prevailing trend by enjoying strong rates of growth. As …

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Market Commentary September 2023

Market Commentary September 2023

Introduction Sluggish economic growth in major economies was again a common theme throughout August, as policymakers across the globe continue to battle against high inflation. As always, let’s take a closer look at key markets across the world to find out what’s been going on… UK The UK is continuing to narrowly avoid recession, despite …

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