The World In A Week – Back To School 9th September 2019

While the country waved the next generation off to start a new school year, the same old issues still loitered in the global playground. The tedious game of moans between…

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The World In A Week – Prorogue 2nd September 2019

You may think that the title of this week’s ‘World in a Week’ relates to the protagonist of a play, disappointingly this is not the case. Prorogue is the technical…

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The World In A Week – The G7, and other Sticky Wickets 27th August 2019

Market volatility continued for the week ending 23rd August 2019, with global equities down -1.6% in GBP terms as measured by MSCI ACWI – this was primarily driven by ongoing…

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The World In A Week – Rebel Without A Cause 19th August 2019

The US and China are both playing hardball, with neither wishing to lose face, but so far, there is no winning, only losing. On a topic that we have written…

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The World In A Week – Thucydides’ Trap 12th August 2019

Last week we wrote about the deterioration in outlook and this week we write about the actual fallout.  We saw safe havens rallying as fears of a recession increased markedly;…

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The World in a Week – Dialling Down 5th August 2019

The US Federal Reserve was in the limelight last week; Fed Chairman, Jerome Powell, delivered an unsurprising rate cut at his press conference, the first reduction in a decade. The…

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The World In A Week – The Greatest Showman? 29th July 2019

Headlines were dominated by the Conservative Party leadership contest, which saw the expected outcome of a victory for Boris Johnson. In his inaugural speech as Prime Minister, Johnson said his…

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The World in a Week – Quarterly Earnings Season For US Banks 22nd July 2019

The biggest US banks reported their second quarter earnings of 2019 last week and it was generally a robust quarter for them all, although Morgan Stanley and Goldman Sachs disappointed…

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