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The volatility in emerging markets has spurred a switch out of equities into bonds.

In this week’s bulletin: Global equities sustained sharp losses amid the turmoil in emerging markets. Developing nation central banks raise interest rates to ease currency pressures. The volatility in emerging markets has spurred a switch out of equities into bonds.…

Mark Carney says “no immediate need to increase interest rates”

In this week’s bulletin: Argentina’s currency woes are felt across global financial centres. A sell-off of equities has followed concerns over emerging markets. The UK’s recovery is expected to spur dividend payments in 2014. Mark Carney says “no immediate need…

World leaders in Davos scrutinise the health of the global economy

In this week’s bulletin: World leaders in Davos scrutinise the health of the global economy. Loose monetary policy creates conditions for a sustained recovery. The World Bank urges emerging markets to pursue investment and output. Global equities assess mixed economic…

Prime Minister David Cameron makes pledges over pensions

In this week’s bulletin: China to overtake the US as the leading trading nation of goods. Data dampens recent confidence in the UK and US recovery. The European Central Bank says policy will remain accommodative. Prime Minister David Cameron makes…

Britain is now one of the fastest growing economies in the developed world

In this week’s bulletin: Global equity markets enter 2014 with an outstanding year behind them. Further signs indicate that the US economy’s recovery will gather pace in 2014. Britain is now one of the fastest growing economies in the developed…

Deflation fears rise in the eurozone and fall in Japan

In this week’s bulletin: The Fed will start to taper quantitative easing (QE). The UK’s economic recovery is household and consumer-driven. Deflation fears rise in the eurozone and fall in Japan. The strong run for equities could continue in 2014.…

Equity markets are no longer cheap, but they are also not expensive

In this week’s bulletin: Markets are dipping amid profit-taking and anticipation of US central bank policy. The five years since the Federal Reserve cut interest rates have been a positive environment for most asset classes. Equity markets are no longer…

Institutional investors are backing long-term UK infrastructure projects

In this week’s bulletin: Institutional investors are backing long-term UK infrastructure projects. Chancellor’s Autumn Statement issued amid strong signs of UK economic recovery. S&P500 surges to almost 1,800 points on strong US economic data. Japanese ultra-loose monetary policy drives equities…

Hard-pressed savers welcome the U-turn on the Funding for Lending scheme

In this week’s bulletin: Politics and markets entangle as energy and housing sectors come under scrutiny. The UK’s Autumn Statement comes amid growing confidence over economic recovery. Hard-pressed savers welcome the U-turn on the Funding for Lending scheme. Scottish plans…

Money has continued to flow back into global equities

In this week’s bulletin: Wall Street equities are making record gains with the S&P 500 index last week breaking the 1,800 level. Money has continued to flow back into global equities, with US and European stocks attracting large inflows. US…