Weekly Financial Update – 15.10.2020

Weekly Financial Update – 15.10.2020

It was a fairly flat week for the major world stock markets with the UK fairing worst. This was mainly as a result of lockdown fears as there was much discussion this week around what stricter measures need to be imposed to slow down the rate of infections.  ...
Weekly Financial Update – 06.08.2020

Weekly Financial Update – 06.08.2020

  Most of the world’s major stock markets ended the week in positive territory apart from Japan which had a number of companies reporting losses.   The Purchasing Managers Index data for the UK, US and Europe indicated that all were starting to expand and...
Weekly Financial Update – 23.07.2020

Weekly Financial Update – 23.07.2020

It’s been a mixed bag for the markets over the last week with the US and Europe achieving slightly positive returns and the UK and Japan slightly down. The biggest riser was the emerging markets. The Chinese economy grew 3.2% last quarter which was more than expected....
Weekly Financial Update – 02.07.2020

Weekly Financial Update – 02.07.2020

Just as retail shops were starting to open in England we found out that Intu, owner of a number of large shopping centres, went into administration. This means an uncertain future for those shops that operate in these centres. We also feel for those of you in...
Weekly Financial Update – 25.06.2020

Weekly Financial Update – 25.06.2020

At the end of last week we found out that the UK national debt now totals more than 100% of our GDP (our entire economy). This is the first time this has happened in over 60 years. Of course it was to be expected with the huge amount of spending the government is...