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Market Commentary September 2023

Market Commentary September 2023

Introduction Sluggish economic growth in major economies was again a common theme throughout August, as policymakers across the globe continue to battle against high inflation. As always, let’s take a closer look at key markets across the world to find out what’s been going on… UK The UK is continuing to narrowly avoid recession, despite …

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Whats putting you off investing

What’s putting you off investing?

Investing can be a sensible and effective way of maximising your income and making sure your money is working hard for you. So why don’t more of us do it? Well, a new study by Lloyds Bank has found that fear is one big reason, as nearly half of those without investments are unwilling to …

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Financial Market August 2023

Market Commentary August 2023

Introduction It was a mixed picture across the globe in July, with many major economies beginning to see their efforts to tackle inflation pay off. But while progress is being made in some countries, growth remains sluggish and inflation remains high in several key markets, most notably the UK. As always, let’s take a closer …

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Financial Market July 2023

Market Commentary July 2023

Introduction Sluggish growth and high inflation were recurring themes in many major and emerging economies last month, as central banks across the globe sought to manage the impact of global economic headwinds. But interestingly, many emerging markets bucked this trend. As always, let’s take a closer look at the details. UK The UK economy saw …

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Financial Market Commentary June 2023

Market Commentary June 2023

Introduction Economic growth remained subdued at best in many major markets throughout May, as high inflation continued to affect households and businesses across the world and hit confidence. But significantly, some emerging markets such as India have bucked this trend and seen impressive rates of growth. As always, let’s take a closer look at the …

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Financial Market May 2023

Market Commentary May 2023

Introduction High inflation continued to put the brakes on growth in many major economies throughout April, with the International Monetary Fund expecting global growth to fall from 3.4% in 2022 to 2.8% in 2023. As always, let’s drill down a bit further and take a closer look at what’s been going on across the globe… …

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Financial Market April 2023

Market Commentary April 2023

Introduction The defining story of this month has been the collapse of Silicon Valley Bank and the takeover of Credit Suisse by UBS. Not only has this led to many asking if a repeat of the 2008 financial crisis is around the corner, it’s raised questions over what levers central banks can pull as they …

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Financial Market March 2023

Market Commentary March 2023

Introduction Russia’s invasion of Ukraine in February 2022 had a huge impact on the global economy, pushing up commodity prices, inflation and living costs around the world. Last month saw the first anniversary of the invasion, and amid the renewed displays of solidarity from leaders in the UK, the US and the European Union, was …

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