20 June 2022

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  Stock Take Last week saw global equities post some of their worst returns since the COVID-19 pandemic started,...

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13 June 2022

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Stock Take As inflationary pressures continued to mount last week, the European Central Bank (ECB) revealed it would raise...

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06 June 2022

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Stock Take Last week, many people in the UK enjoyed a shorter week, as businesses and markets closed for...

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30 May 2022

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Stock Take After weeks of increasing political pressure, last week Chancellor Rishi Sunak announced a £15 billion support package...

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23 May 2022

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Stock Take Volatility continued in equity markets last week, as economies struggled with ongoing inflation. In the UK, the...

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17 May 2022

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Stock Take Volatility in the global equity market continued last week, as consumer confidence and tightening monetary policy continued...

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09 May 2022

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Stock Take Equities experienced a sharp sell off in the second half of last week, as investors reacted to...

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04 May 2022

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Stock Take As the war in Ukraine and resulting humanitarian crisis continues , the International Monetary Fund (IMF) has...

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25 April 2022

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Stock Take The big news of last week came from France on Sunday, where incumbent French President Emmanuel Macron...

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20 April 2022

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Stock Take The rate of inflation continued to rise last week, as figures from both the US and UK...

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11 April 2022

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Stock Take US markets continued to struggle last week, as members of the Federal Reserve signalled they were willing...

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04 April 2022

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Stock Take Last week once again saw financial markets grapple with uncertainty, as ongoing military conflict in Ukraine and...

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28 March 2022

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Stock Take Any UK investors hoping for a big Spring Statement giveaway from Chancellor Rishi Sunak might have been left disappointed,...

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21 March 2022

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Stock Take Global equity markets surged last week as cautious optimism that a peace deal could be agreed between...

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14 March 2022

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Stock Take Volatility continued to rip through global markets last week with commodities in particular having an eventful week....

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07 March 2022

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Stock Take The ongoing Russian invasion of Ukraine continued to dominate headlines last week, as military actions intensified, and...

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28 February 2022

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Stock Take The unfolding crisis in Ukraine dominated the headlines last week as Russian forces invaded the country during...

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21 February 2022

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Stock Take The large scale Russian military build-up on the Ukrainian border continued to dominate headlines last week, causing...

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14 February 2022

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Stock Take Western financial markets wobbled last week after US economic figures revealed inflation hit 7.5% in January. This...

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07 February 2022

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Stock Take Global markets remained volatile last week as traders assessed mixed results from some of the tech giants,...

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31 January 2022

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Stock Take Tough trading conditions continued last week, as hawkish noises from the US Federal Reserve combined with ongoing...

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25 January 2022

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Stock Take Global equities had one of their worst weeks in the past 12 months last week. The FTSE...

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17 January 2022

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Stock Take Last week, world stock markets continued reacting to data related to how economies are recovering from the...

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10 January 2022

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Stock Take US technology stocks dipped last week, after a better-than-anticipated jobs report reinforced expectations that the US Federal...

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20 December 2021

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Stock Take This is the last issue of WeekWatch in 2021. We’ll resume service on Monday 10th January. Until...

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13 December 2021

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Stock Take US stocks had their best week since February last week, as the S&P 500 Index closed at...

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06 December 2021

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Stock Take Last week the new Omicron variant continued to impact markets, as new data began to emerge on...

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29 November 2021

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Stock Take Last week a new COVID-19 variant emerged, weakening markets, as investors were reminded just how tenuous the...

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22 November 2021

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Stock Take Despite strong retail sales in the UK, the FTSE 100 struggled over the last week. Retail sales...

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15 November 2021

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Stock Take Market growth stalled last week, as continuing US inflation began to dent market confidence. Last week, US...

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01 November 2021

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Stock Take Global markets were pushed up further last week by ongoing strong results, although there was a sting...

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25 October 2021

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Stock Take Global markets continued their recovery last week, even as the Bank of England suggested an announcement of...

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18 October 2021

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Stock Take Investor fears around supply constraints, and inflation worries, were eased by a series of strong results posted...

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11 October 2021

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Stock Take US markets rose through the second half of last week, after the US Senate approved a deal...

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05 October 2021

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Stock Take The ongoing fuel crisis, fears around inflation, slowing growth, worries around the Chinese property market and hardening...

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27 September 2021

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Stock Take Fears around wider fallout from the crisis engulfing Chinese property developer Evergrande brought global shares down last...

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20 September 2021

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Stock Take Last week revealed that the annual rate of consumer price inflation in the UK had jumped to...

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13 September 2021

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Stock Take Gross domestic product (GDP) in the UK grew just 0.1% in July, according to figures released by...

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06 September 2021

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Stock Take Japanese markets spiked on Friday, following Prime Minister Yoshihide Suga’s announcement that he will not run for...

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31 August 2021

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Stock Take Federal Reserve Chairman Jerome Powell bolstered markets on Friday, as he signalled a potential future shift in...

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23 August 2021

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Stock Take A strong early August helped push the S&P 500 index on Monday to double the figure it...

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16 August 2021

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Stock Take US markets enjoyed a strong week, moving further into record-high territory, in part thanks to the progress...

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09 August 2021

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Stock Take UK markets experienced growth over the past week, as the Bank of England’s (BoE) Monetary Policy Committee...

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02 August 2021

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Stock Take Asian stocks hit a 7-month low early last week, as the market was weighed down by a...

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26 July 2021

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Stock Take Markets generally ended the week up, despite recording drops earlier in the week. Rising numbers of the...

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19 July 2021

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Stock Take The market growth slowdown seen in recent weeks continued last week, as persistent worries about the Delta...

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12 July 2021

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Stock Take Markets ended Friday recovering from a midweek dip, caused by – among other things – a worry...

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05 July 2021

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Stock Take Better-than-expected employment figures capped a strong week for US markets, which had continued to chart into historic...

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28 June 2021

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Stock Take US stocks rose last week, after dovish overtures from Federal Reserve officials and the Biden administration secured...

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21 June 2021

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Stock Take A week after the US posted inflation of just over 5%, the Federal Reserve (the US central...

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14 June 2021

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Stock Take Global stocks generally performed well last week, as markets reacted to improving economic conditions and some central...

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07 June 2021

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Stock Take US and European stocks continued climbing last week, after Wall Street responded well to a US jobs...

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01 June 2021

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Stock Take US stocks ended May higher last week, reaching their fourth consecutive month of gains. The S&P 500...

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27 April 2021

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Stock Take US stocks enjoyed a lift towards the end of last week, having fallen the day before on...

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21 April 2021

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Stock Take As vaccination programmes gather steam, economists are busy predicting how quickly countries around the world will bounce...

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13 April 2021

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Stock Take As the UK enters the next phase of its lockdown easing today, it does so against the...

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09 April 2021

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Stock Take US stocks reached new highs at the end of the four-day trading week, with technology stocks enjoying...

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31 March 2021

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Stock Take US stocks ended the week at new highs after a volatile few days that saw a continuation...

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23 March 2021

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Stock Take The major US stock indices were choppy again last week, led up and down by the same...

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16 March 2021

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Stock Take The share prices of large US technology businesses led stocks higher last week. After a couple of...

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08 March 2021

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Stock Take US stocks rallied on Friday, after a volatile week that saw technology shares fall again. Although the...

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01 March 2021

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Stock Take The share prices of US technology companies lowered last week. On Thursday, the Nasdaq index of US...

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23 February 2021

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Stock Take Last week, Chinese stock markets briefly rose above their all-time high. Fresh from the Lunar New Year...

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15 February 2021

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Stock Take US and world stocks hit new highs at various points last week as investor optimism carried markets...

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09 February 2021

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Stock Take As more and more people got vaccinated, world stocks had their best week since November last year....

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25 January 2021

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Stock Take “We’ve learned again that democracy is precious, democracy is fragile and, at this hour my friends, democracy...

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19 January 2021

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Stock Take Global markets slowed last week after a positive start to the year, as they weighed up news...

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12 January 2021

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Stock Take President Trump’s term in office approached its end last week with a crowd of rioters sieging Capitol...

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22 December 2020

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Stock Take This is the last issue of WeekWatch in 2020. We’ll resume service on Monday 11 January. Until...

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16 December 2020

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Stock Take “Despite the fact that deadlines have been missed over and over, we think it is responsible at...

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08 December 2020

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Stock Take After the flurry of vaccine breakthroughs in recent weeks, and with 2020 drawing to a close, investors...

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01 December 2020

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Stock Take Global markets are on track for their best month ever, after the announcement of several vaccines to...

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24 November 2020

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Stock Take Vaccine announcements proved themselves to be like buses last week, after two arrived in quick succession. Moderna...

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17 November 2020

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Stock Take Six countries, 44,000 trial participants, 90% effective: the numbers in Pfizer’s press release last week were promising....

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09 November 2020

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Stock Take At the time of writing on Monday lunchtime, markets were rising thanks to a rare piece of...

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05 November 2020

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Stock Take Investors remained on edge last week as the US election drew closer. It was the worst week...

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27 October 2020

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Stock Take Donald Trump and Joe Biden debated publicly for the final time last week, in a session that...

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20 October 2020

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Stock Take There was a sharp escalation of no-deal Brexit rhetoric on Friday, after the prime minister said the...

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13 October 2020

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Stock Take Last week began with President Trump being helicoptered back to the White House, after his discharge from...

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05 October 2020

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Stock Take “Tonight, @FLOTUS and I tested positive for COVID-19. We will begin our quarantine and recovery process immediately....

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29 September 2020

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Stock Take There have been plenty of landmark political speeches in the past few months, and last week provided...

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21 September 2020

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Stock Take A statement by the Federal Reserve, the US central bank, was the biggest driver of markets last...

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16 September 2020

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Stock Take US equities steadied last week after their recent fall, which had been prompted by a decline in...

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10 September 2020

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Stock Take The share prices of big US technology companies ended their record-breaking run last week. On Thursday, the...

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03 September 2020

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Stock Take Shaking off their losses from earlier this year, global stocks reached a record high last week. The...

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27 August 2020

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Stock Take “There is a sense of waiting for markets to come back to life at the start of...

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19 August 2020

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Stock Take British holidaymakers in France got some bad news last week, when the government said anyone not back...

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13 August 2020

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Stock Take Technology companies haven’t just survived the COVID-19 pandemic, they’ve thrived. Many big technology companies in the US...

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