Week in Review: Hotter than expected US inflation

U.S. consumer prices rose more than expected in January, amid stubbornly high shelter prices. The increase in prices reported by the Labor Department on Tuesday was the largest in four months, the report showed that inflation last month remained high with consumer prices rising by 3.1% in January from a year ago. Although that is […]

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Week in Review: Interest Rates Steady, while U.S. Growth Surprises

Global equity markets experienced positive momentum during the week, buoyed by steady interest rate decisions and better-than-expected U.S. GDP growth. The Dow Jones Industrial Average and the S&P 500 Index both achieved new all-time highs, with the latter marking its 12th weekly advance out of the last 13 weeks. U.S. GDP growth for the fourth […]

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Week in Review: Expectations Shift on Interest Rate Cuts

Despite experiencing upward momentum last week, the markets in 2024 have been characterised as restrained and somewhat uneven. This subdued trend is not entirely unexpected, especially following a robust rally in the final weeks of 2023. During the holiday-shortened week, U.S. stocks concluded on a positive note. The broad-based S&P 500 recorded a gain of […]

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Week in Review: Middle East Tensions Escalate

Geopolitical tensions continued to escalate in the Middle East over the week with the US and the UK carrying out multiple airstrikes on more than a dozen Houthi rebel targets in Yemen. Since mid-November Iranian-backed Houthi militants have attacked and harassed several vessels in the Red Sea and the Gulf of Aden, significantly disrupting commercial […]

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The fears that have dragged on the stock market since August evaporated in November as global markets surged, reversing losses compounded over the three prior months. This comes as various economic indicators supported the view that major central banks had reached the peak of their tightening cycles. As of the end of November 2023, the […]

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Week in Review: Thanksgiving Week for Markets

As the United States celebrated Thanksgiving on Thursday, global markets experienced a more subdued week. Most stock markets have shown a decent recovery from this time last year. Artificial intelligence chipmaker NVIDIA, the sixth-largest global company by market capitalisation, reported its third-quarter earnings, exceeding expectations but provided cautious guidance amid export restrictions to China. U.S. […]

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Week in Review: Markets rally on the back of softer inflation data

Global equity markets experienced a rally over the week as investors processed slower inflation prints in various developed economies. The S&P 500 Index extended its strong gains from the previous two weeks, surpassing the 4,500 level for the first time since September. In the United States, October's core Consumer Price Index (CPI) rose by 0.23%, […]

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Week in Review: Markets Gain as Jobs Slow

The U.S. economy saw job creation decelerate in October, confirming persistent expectations for a slowdown and possibly taking some heat off the Federal Reserve in its fight against inflation. Nonfarm payrolls increased by 150,000 for the month, the Bureau of Labor Statistics on Friday. This figure represents the lowest monthly addition since June and is […]

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Week in Review: Risk off, as investors digest geopolitical uncertainty

Heightened geopolitical tensions and a surge in long-term bond yields to their highest level in 16 years had a negative impact on investor sentiment this week. The S&P 500 Index experienced its most significant weekly decline in a month. Among major U.S stock indices, the Nasdaq Composite Index was hit the hardest and came close […]

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Investors are tending to their losses as the final quarter of 2023 commences, following a challenging September which saw global equity markets fall for a second consecutive month. It is also the second month in a row that each of the US's big three indices have posted losses with interest rates being a key factor weighing […]

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