This week our Weekly Market Review examines financial headlines from the US, Europe, and Asia-Pacific. It reviews movement in the major asset classes over the last 7 days, focusing on equities, bonds and commodities. We start by addressing the latest from the US presidential election and Donald Trump’s most recent triumph in the primaries. Followed by the EU’s challenge in reaching its net-zero targets for 2050. In the UK , we assess the latest news of increased economic activity and as a result, the implications for the UK economy. And in Ireland, we examine the pending Deposit Return Scheme, due for launch Feb 1st . Plus we look at statistics released this week for new house building domestically.
In Asia-Pacific news, our analysis concentrates on the Chinese government’s efforts to stimulate growth and investment in the economy. China’s focus is turning to the Hong Kong-based Hang Seng in attempts to stimulate the Chinese stock market.
Equities, bonds & commodities
On equities, we report on the S&P and NASDAQ performance and the main market movers. An analysis is given of the FTSE 100 and the Eurostoxx 50 specifically, against the backdrop of the interest rate decision by the ECB. The review finishes with a quick summary of the key movements in global bond yields and commodities prices. Detail is provided on any movement in the price of crude oil and gold . In other metals, we discuss developments at Aurubis, Europe’s largest copper producer. And finally, a summary of the key events to watch out for in the coming week.
The Weekly Market Review delivers some key macro-economic and market-related data globally, and at home. As an investor, the review should provide some timely and insightful commentary. So, we hope you enjoy the read below.
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