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The World In A Week – Interim Update 14th May 2020

We knew it was coming, but that did not stop the market from overreacting to what is undeniably a certainty. The UK economy shrank at the fastest monthly rate on…

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The World In A Week – Phoney War 11th May 2020

Last week saw a moderate rise in the value of risk assets with the FTSE All Share up +0.65% and the MSCI All Country World Index down -0.36% in GBP…

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The World In A Week – Interim Update 7th May 2020

A week that has been punctuated by uncertainty and conjecture.  As we get to the end of the second three-week lockdown period in the UK, headlines are full of rumour. …

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The World In A Week – The End Of The Beginning 4th May 2020

Boris Johnson returned to no. 10 in full capacity last week after successfully defeating the coronavirus. Boris returns to a torn party, split by those in favour of easing lockdown…

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The World In A Week – Interim Update 30th April 2020

US GDP fell 1.2% quarter-on-quarter; however, you may have seen the media run with headlines that stated growth falling by 4.8%.  It seems pointless to annualise the data at this…

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The World In A Week – Balancing Act 27th April 2020

The focus last week was mainly on the US, which is arguably seen as the new epicentre for the pandemic and, perhaps, the road map for the next phase in…

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The World In A Week – Interim Update 23rd April 2020

There is always an anomaly that appears during a crisis to disrupt markets or economies to an extreme, and the COVID-19 crisis is no exception. Rising production and collapsing demand,…

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The World In A Week – Start Of Something New? 20th April 2020

It has been 28 days since Boris Johnson delivered his address announcing that the UK will be placed in a state of lockdown. On Thursday, the Foreign Secretary, Dominic Raab,…

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