October Market Commentary

Category: Economy & Market commentary & property & Uncategorized

Just when it was all going so well…

By and large, the news coming out of world financial centres in September was good. In the UK, Jaguar was planning to create 1,700 more jobs and the OECD were revising their growth forecasts upwards. Shares in the US ‘roared to record levels’ as the Federal Reserve decided to continue its $85bn a month stimulus plan and in the Far East there was a thaw in North and South Korean relations as the Kaesong industrial complex re-opened.

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September Market Commentary

Category: Economy & Market commentary & Uncategorized

Economics and politics often make uneasy bedfellows and so it was in August as the threatened US-led intervention in Syria depressed stock markets at the end of the month.

In the UK, David Cameron suffered defeat in the Commons, appearing to totally mis-judge the strength of backbench opposition. If there’s one thing the financial markets don’t like it’s uncertainty and in the last week of August the Prime Minister delivered precisely that.

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July Market Commentary

Category: Market commentary & Uncategorized

June saw the G8 summit taking place in Northern Ireland – but amid the talk of recession, tax evasion and the cost of the security, it was the fate of two men that stole the headlines.

American hero – or whistleblower, depending on your stance – Edward Snowden was holed up, first in Hong Kong and then in the departure lounge at Moscow airport, having revealed the full extent of NSA surveillance of American citizens.

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