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May 20, 2019

Eyes wide open in the financial markets

The decision by the United States to increase the trade tariffs for China once again has brought the trade truce to a halt and fired up China’s tit-for-tat policy.

January 15, 2019

Market Comment | Markets waiting for today’s Parliament vote on Brexit

Financial markets seemed to digest positively the recent announcement from China of potential stimulus measures – such as tax cuts - in order to support its economy amid the release of recent weak Chinese economic data. Investors’ focus will be mainly on today’s result of the vote in the UK parliament on May’s Brexit deal a…

December 18, 2018

Market Comment | High volatility in markets ahead of tomorrow’s FOMC

Volatility persisted in financial markets and risk-aversion mood also remained. The recent speech by Chinese President Xi in which he did not hint at any new measures to support the country’s economy, added some fears about a global economic slowdown . These fears, along with supply concerns also triggered a sharp correctio…

December 17, 2018

Market Comment | Markets remain cautious early in the week ahead of FOMC meeting (preview)

Financial markets remained in a cautious mood at the beginning of a week full of monetary policy meetings. The Fed is expected to raise interest rates in this week’s FOMC meeting (see preview), while investors will also be hanging on the outcome of other central banks’ meetings such as those of the Bank of Japan and the Ban…

December 14, 2018

Market Comment | Cautious mood returned to markets at the end of the week

Cautious mood in markets at the end of week, offsetting their improvement as fears over US-China trade relations eased with the announcement of potential tariff cut on US cars imported by China along with the release on bail of the Huawei CFO. However, the positive mood faded as disappointing economic data were released and…

December 13, 2018

Market Comment | The positive mood continues, while the ECB announced the end of QE

Financial markets continue their recovery trend across the board, with the main focus on Europe. The recent improvement in relations between the US and China contributed to improving the mood . The ECB meeting and fresh news in euro-area politics were the main events today.

December 12, 2018

Market Comment | Markets benefited from potential easing in trade tensions

The mood in markets continued to improve amid the release of the Huawei CFO, coupled with comments from Trump announcing his intention to intervene in the case if necessary. China’s willingness to open its markets to foreign companies also weighed. However, the news announcing a vote of confidence on May, warrant the uncert…

December 7, 2018

Market Comment | Risk-off mood drove financial markets at the end of the week

Risk-off mood at the end of the week as increasing trade fears, volatility in oil prices and doubts about US economic growth weighed. The detention of a Chinese tech manager at the request of the US fuelled concerns about worsening relations. These events dispelled the positive mood after the G20 summit, in which China and …