Weekly View

Weekly Market View through 17th September 2021

Weekly Market View through 17th September 2021 150 150 Realm

UK Stock-Market Stocks attempted a recovery early in the week from the previous week’s sell-off but it was short-lived. Data released Tuesday morning by the Office for National Statistics showed that the UK labour market is continuing to recover with the number of UK workers up 241,000 to 29.1 million in August. According to the ONS, all regions except London,…

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Weekly Market View through 10th September 2021

Weekly Market View through 10th September 2021 150 150 Realm

UK Stock-Market The latest UK GDP data from the Office for National Statistics showed the UK economy rose just 0.1% in July. Down from 1% in June and below expectations. Jonathan Athow, ONS deputy national statistician, said “after many months during which the economy grew strongly, making up much of the lost ground from the pandemic, there was little growth…

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Weekly Market View through 3rd September 2021

Weekly Market View through 3rd September 2021 150 150 Realm

UK Stock-Market Inflation data for the eurozone region showed that consumer prices rose by 3% year-on-year for August. This was more than expected and above the ECB target of 2% putting pressure on the central bank to address inflation concerns. UK Composite PMI was revised down to 54.8 in August 2021, below estimates and indicating a much slower speed of…

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Weekly Market View through 27th August 2021

Weekly Market View through 27th August 2021 150 150 Realm

UK Stock-Market PMI data published at the start of the week showed that UK flash composite PMI was lower for the third consecutive month, falling to 55.3, its lowest since February. IHS Markit’s Chief Business Economist, Chris Williamson, wrote that “..there are clear signs of the recovery losing momentum in the third quarter”. The Eurozone flash Composite PMI came in…

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Weekly Market View through 20th August 2021

Weekly Market View through 20th August 2021 150 150 Realm

UK Stock-Market The week started off on a down note after data indicated a sharp slowdown in China. Chinese industrial production and retail sales figures both missed forecasts. Also weighing on sentiment were concerns over rising global coronavirus cases and the potential geopolitical ramifications arising from the collapse of the government in Afghanistan. UK unemployment rate fell to 4.7% during…

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Weekly Market View through 13th August 2021

Weekly Market View through 13th August 2021 150 150 Realm

UK Stock-Market The UK stock-market had a strong week despite a number of issues weighing on sentiment, including concerns over the spread of the delta variant of Covid-19 and disappointing trade data from China. European stocks also had a good week supported by strong corporate earnings and central bank support. UK GDP data released on Thursday by the Office for…

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Weekly Market View through 6th August 2021

Weekly Market View through 6th August 2021 150 150 Realm

UK Stock-Market The UK stock-market had a strong start to the week, following Asian markets higher after concerns appeared to ease over China’s recent regulatory crackdown. On Wednesday, PMI data from IHS Markit indicated a further slowing for the UK Services sector with data for July showing the weakest rate of growth since March. The IHS Markit/CIPS services Purchasing Managers’…

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Weekly Market View through 30th July 2021

Weekly Market View through 30th July 2021 150 150 Realm

UK Stock-Market The UK stock-market was slightly higher over the week and European stocks were little changed. Concerns remain regarding the spread of the Covid delta variant but these are not weighing heavier on markets currently than positive economic news. Data showed that the eurozone grew by a faster-than-expected 2% in the second quarter. However, data also showed that Euro…

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Weekly Market View through 16th July 2021

Weekly Market View through 16th July 2021 150 150 Realm

UK Stock-Market The UK stock-market was lower last week. Investors were weighing higher-than-expected UK and US inflation data. Data from the Office for National Statistics (ONS) showed that UK inflation in June rose more than expected and reached a three year high. The consumer price index rose to 2.5%, from 2.1% in May. That’s the second month it has been…

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Weekly Market View through 9th July 2021

Weekly Market View through 9th July 2021 150 150 Realm

UK Stock-Market The UK stock-market was almost flat last week. Data from the ONS showed that the UK economy grew 3.6% in the three months to May. That’s the strongest growth since November but less than forecasted. UK Services PMI data from IHS Markit indicated that the strong recovery in service activity continued during June. Economics Director at IHS Markit,…

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