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January 17, 2020

Market Comment | Equity markets to record highs although bond yields see limited gains

Equity markets slightly extended the increases across the board during the week, underpinned by the final agreement on the U.S.-China phase one agreement, the improvement in the U.S. activity data (retail sales and regional PMI) and mixed company earnings.

January 16, 2020

Market Comment | Muted markets amid U.S-China trade deal relief

Shy market reaction after China and the U.S signed phase one of the trade agreement. Meanwhile, U.S and European stocks hit new highs, driven by positive U.S retail sales data.

January 14, 2020

Market Comment | Quiet session ahead of trade developments

Financial markets were broadly steady, although some caution lingers as investors wait for U.S.-China trade agreement progress. Concerning the macroeconomic data, U.S. inflation increased less than expected, whereas China’s trade balance rose in December.

January 13, 2020

Macroprudential Regulation — A Delicate Balance

Following the crisis, the financial system was extensively reformed to strengthen microprudential regulation, focused on individual entities, and macroprudential regulation, to prevent the accumulation of imbalances in the whole system that may affect the real economy.

January 10, 2020

Financial Regulation: Weekly Update. 10 January 2020

In this publication you will find, on a weekly basis, our selection of the most relevant news regarding financial regulation.

January 9, 2020

Market Comment | Geopolitical tensions fade boosting risk-on mood.

Financial markets veered back toward a risk-on mood, underpinned by fading US-Iran tensions and positive economic data. Equity markets increased across the board, while bond, oil and gold prices declined.

January 8, 2020

Market Comment | US-Iran seem to avoid a major conflict

Financial markets recovered, after swinging sharply due to Iran's attack, as the U.S and Iran seem to avoid a broader conflict. S&P hit new record high.

January 7, 2020

Market Comment | Financial Markets Found Some Ground

Financial markets moved sideways waiting for further developments on the Middle East conflict. Moreover US-China trade negotiations turned optimistic after China’s Vice Premier Liu He agreed to sign the phase-one trade deal on January 15th.