UK stock-market

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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Weekly Market View through 2nd July 2021

Weekly Market View through 2nd July 2021 150 150 Realm

UK Stock-Market Stock-markets in the UK and Europe were mixed but little changed last week. Performance was muted with inflation worries to the fore along with concerns over the spread of the new coronavirus variant. A week ago the Bank of England’s Monetary Policy Committee echoed the US Fed’s official stance on inflation, describing the recent rise as “transitory” and…

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Weekly Market View through 25th June 2021

Weekly Market View through 25th June 2021 150 150 Realm

UK Stock-Market The UK stock-market bounced back last week after falling the previous week. Data from the ONS showed that government borrowing fell to £24.3 billion in May, less than expected, but still the second highest borrowing on record for the month of May PMI numbers for the UK were slightly lower than those for May but continue to indicate…

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Weekly Market View through 18th June 2021

Weekly Market View through 18th June 2021 150 150 Realm

UK Stock-Market Data released on Tuesday showed UK unemployment fell to 4.7% in the three months to April and on Wednesday data from the Office for National Statistics (ONS) showed UK CPI hit 2.1% in May, exceeding the BoE’s target of 2%. Data from the ONS on Friday showed that UK retail sales fell unexpectedly in May. A recent poll…

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Weekly Market View through 11th June 2021

Weekly Market View through 11th June 2021 150 150 Realm

UK Stock-Market The UK stock-market was higher last week. Inflation remains the focus for investors. Data showed that UK GDP remains below pre-pandemic levels but expanded by 2.3% in April alone, and 1.5% in the three months to April as lockdown restrictions were eased. On Tuesday, the World bank lifted its global growth forecast to 5.6% for 2021, from a…

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Weekly Market View through 4th June 2021

Weekly Market View through 4th June 2021 150 150 Realm

UK Stock-Market The UK stock-market was higher this week, as was Europe. Investors are taking a positive view on economic recovery, albeit with one eye on inflation and the prospect of over-heating. The global manufacturing PMI index reached an eleven-year high and the OECD (Organization for Economic Co-operation and Development) upgraded its global growth forecast for 2021. The number of…

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Weekly Market View through 28th May 2021

Weekly Market View through 28th May 2021 150 150 Realm

UK Stock-Market The UK stock-market was slightly higher last week. Large-cap stocks relatively struggled with the strength in the Pound which rallied on comments from a BoE member indicating the bank could raise interest rates early next year. Helping sentiment was the continued expectation of low interest rates and the possibility of a huge new US spending plan from Joe…

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Weekly Market View through 21st May 2021

Weekly Market View through 21st May 2021 150 150 Realm

UK Stock-Market The UK began a new phase of lockdown easing at the start of the week. Investors are weighing this and the pace of global economic recovery against inflation concerns and the rising number of coronavirus cases of the Indian variant. Boris Johnson warned that the variant could threaten further easing next month. Data from the UK Office for…

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Weekly Market View through 14th May 2021

Weekly Market View through 14th May 2021 150 150 Realm

UK Stock-Market The UK stock-market was lower this week with markets focused on rising global inflation. Bank of England Governor Andrew Bailey said inflation is being watched carefully. This coming Wednesday, the US Fed will be releasing minutes from its most recent meeting which may give insights into the US central bank’s thinking on the matter. Data released by the…

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