UK stock-market

Weekly Market View through 8th October 2021

Weekly Market View through 8th October 2021 150 150 Realm

UK Stock-Market The week opened with concerns over rising inflation and interest rates still to the fore. Fears over Evergrande were also very much in focus with the Chinese property giant missing another interest rate payment. Mid-week a number of announcements began lifting sentiment, not least the news that the US and China had agreed that their presidents would meet…

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Weekly Market View through 1st October 2021

Weekly Market View through 1st October 2021 150 150 Realm

UK Stock-Market On Monday, Andrew Bailey, Governor of the bank of England, said interest rates could rise before the end of the year due to pressure from inflation. However, ECB President Christine Lagarde and Jerome Powell, chairman of the US Fed, both indicated that recent price pressure would be temporary. Later in the week data from the Office for National…

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Weekly Market View through 24th September 2021

Weekly Market View through 24th September 2021 150 150 Realm

UK Stock-Market A weak start to the week but stocks recovered. After the conclusion of the latest Fed meeting on Wednesday, stocks and Treasury yields moved higher and bonds declined. The Fed made no changes to policy but made further indications that investors should prepare for tapering to begin soon. On Thursday the Bank of England also left policy unchanged…

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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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