Weekly Market Review - 12th February 2024-Growth in Renewables in Europe

In our Seaspray Financial Weekly Market Review we examine the growth in renewables in Europe , plus other key macro-economic and market-related data on both the international and domestic front .In addition, our Global Financial headlines section reviews the key market- related stories from the US, Europe, UK, Ireland, and Asia-Pacific. Additionally, we highlight movement in the key equity indices, interest rates, fixed income, and major FX currencies. Finally, our detailed analysis covers movement in the major asset classes over the past week , in particular, equities, bonds and commodities.

Equities, bonds & commodities

On equities, we report on the S&P 500 and NASDAQ performance from the US while focusing our attention on the performance of the FTSE 100, the Eurostoxx 50 and STOXX 600 in Europe. The review finishes with a summary of the key movements in global bond yields and commodities prices while providing a summary of the key events to watch out for in the coming week. So, as an investor, the review will provide you with a timely and insightful commentary on the financial markets.

Growth in Renewables in Europe

This week’s Market Review looks at the US budget deficit. Recent estimates released by the Congressional Budget Office (CBO), see an increase of almost two thirds in the deficit within the next 10 years. The main driver – interest payments on the debt. Notably, the government’s national debt recently topped $34 trillion, a new record. In Europe- good news on energy usage, with coal and gas emissions falling by 19% in 2023. Indeed, for the first time ever, wind energy is actually now producing more electricity across the EU than gas.


Chinese consumer prices fall at the fastest annual rate in 15 years. The consumer price index (CPI) fell 0.8% in January, the fourth straight month of declines.

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