02/03/2015- Last week’s markets and economic data expected in the week ahead

The FTSE 100 index grabbed the headlines last week when surpassing its previous peak, registered on the last trading day of December 1999, to reach a new all-time high. In ...

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March 2, 2015

09/02/2015- Last week’s markets and economic data expected in the week ahead

Economic data last week was almost universally positive, with many purchasing managers’ indices rising in January. UK Manufacturing and Construction indices both came in ahead of expectations, whilst UK Services ...

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February 9, 2015

02/02/2015- Last week’s markets/economic data expected next week

Economic data last week was, on balance, slightly negative, with both UK and US economic growth and Eurozone inflation coming in below expectations. The first estimate of UK fourth quarter ...

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February 2, 2015

26/01/2015- Last week’s markets and economic data expected in the week ahead

The highlight of last week was the European Central Bank embarking on a full quantitative easing programme. The ECB will buy €60bn worth of government bonds each month between March ...

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January 26, 2015