02/06/2014- Last week’s markets and economic data in the week ahead

Last week’s economic data was fairly mixed but with two negative headline points. The second estimate of US Q1 GDP growth was revised down to an annualised rate of -1.0%, ...

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June 2, 2014

27/05/2014- Last week’s markets and economic data in the week ahead

Stock markets were fairly mixed last week; it would appear that some markets are struggling to make further headway following relatively strong performance of late. The FTSE 100 index retreated ...

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May 27, 2014

19/05/2014- Last week’s markets and economic data in the week ahead

Last week’s economic data was fairly mixed. The UK fared well; the REC/KPMG retail sales index rose by 4.2% m/m in April; and monthly unemployment data revealed that job creation ...

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May 19, 2014

12/05/2014- Last week’s markets and economic data in the week ahead

Last week was fairly quiet on the economic data front. The UK, the Eurozone and the US all posted strong Services PMI data, with the UK index particularly strong at ...

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May 12, 2014