Weekly Summaries

Weekly Summaries

Weekly Summary: Mistrust Over Virus Case Count

Weekly Summary Markets swung from risk-on to risk-off mode throughout the week and were primarily driven by the developments around the coronavirus. The virus has added another layer of uncertainty and investors are struggling to assess the extent of the economic disruptions due to a lack of transparency around the virus. Japanese Economy New dat...

February 21, 2020
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Week Ahead – Central Banks, Preliminary PMI figures, and Inflation Data

  Week Ahead  Central Banks Minutes, Preliminary PMI figures, and Inflation Data  The outbreak of the coronavirus will remain the primary downside risk for the markets in the near term. After an unexpected surge in the number of cases following a change in the counting methodology, there are early signs of easing in the number of new cas...

February 17, 2020
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Weekly Summary: Global Growth Uncertainties – The Balance of Risks

Weekly Summary Global growth concerns were the primary driver of risk sentiment in the financial markets. Investors were busy analysing economic indicators, earnings results and monitoring the impact of the coronavirus on the global economy.  COVID-19 The increasing efforts globally to prevent the virus from being a global pandemic have reassure...

February 14, 2020
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Week Ahead – Safe-haven Demand, EZ Economic Data and Oil Reports

Week Ahead Haven Demand, EZ data and Oil Reports  The virus is adding another layer of risk to an already fragile environment. Markets have been finding support on certain measures adopted by China and other governments to contain the spread: The largest quarantine in history and other unprecedented measures have limited the spread across bo...

February 10, 2020
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Weekly Summary: Coronavirus, Earnings season and Trade News

Weekly Summary Stock Market After a rocky start to the week, global stocks traded near record highs as virus fears fade.  Coronavirus The coronavirus remains the primary concern for markets at the moment as it continues to spread across borders. However, investors are monitoring the number of cases in the Hubei province and the rest of the wor...

February 7, 2020
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An Action-Packed January

January was an action-packed month with market-moving economic and geopolitical events. Investors barely had time for a breather as the new developments were crucial in setting the tone for the rest of the year. Climate Change There were many expectations that 2020 which marks the start of a new decade will be the confirmation of a new era for...

January 31, 2020
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Weekly Summary: Coronavirus Spreads Across Borders

Weekly Summary Coronavirus Outbreak Investors exert caution this week as the Coronavirus is spreading quickly across borders ahead of a busy holiday period in China for the Chinese Lunar New Year. China has locked down over eight cities to prevent a global pandemic and has cancelled the New Year celebrations. So far, cases have also been reported...

January 24, 2020
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Week Ahead – Central Banks, PMIs and Davos 2020

Central Banks, PMIs and Davos 2020  Investors are gearing up for a busy week ahead with major central bank meetings and a slew of economic data. Given that the major geopolitical tensions that roiled the markets at the start of the month have toned down, market participants will switch their attention back to economic data and rate decisions. Ce...

January 20, 2020
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