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Bloomberg: BOE, Barclays & Comey

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Fern Wealth’s Director of Investment Management Alastair McCaig joined Bloomberg’s Jonathan Ferro for an hour-long show where they discussed the Bank of England’s stance on interest rates, the strength in the Euro, Barclays, the expected increase in US interest rates by the FED and this week’s G7 meeting. Click here to listen to the interview on Bloomberg.

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Weekly Roundup & Look Ahead: France ushers in a new dawn as Emmanuel Macron comfortably wins

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Synopsis of the week The Macron win has eased short-term fears about France and the stability of the European Union, at least until the next major European election. Worse than expected Services and Manufacturing data out of China have been the catalyst for commodity prices to crumble over the week. The last three weeks have seen Oil prices tumble by…

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Weekly Roundup & Look Ahead: Markets worry that Donald Trump will struggle to push through US corporate tax changes.

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Synopsis of the week The Trump administration’s target of a reduction to 15% for the Corporate tax was what the markets wanted to see but the details about how they would achieve that were unconvincing. The Swiss National Bank discusses further rate cuts and currency market intervention. The first round of French elections are out the way and Le Pen…

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Weekly Roundup & Look Ahead: Theresa May calls for a snap UK general election in early June.

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Synopsis of the week With the opposition parties struggling for unity and the Conservatives holding a very comfortable lead in opinion polls,  Theresa May has decided to call for a general election in the UK. FX markets have quickly decided that the short term chaos of a general election is outweighed by the longer term stability that a healthy Conservative…

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Weekly Roundup & Look Ahead: Dovish comments from Fed Chair Janet Yellen and the FOMC give the markets a mid-week wobble.

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Synopsis of the week Monthly Non-Farm payroll figure misses the mark coming in at the lowest levels since June 2016. The FOMC struck a considerably more dovish tone bringing into question how many more rate rises we’ll see in 2017. The US Market struggled as both FOMC comments and US politicians gave investors cause to reassess the likelihood of spending…

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SHARE RADIO: GLOBAL PERSPECTIVES – Markets’ ‘lackadaisical response’ to Trump’s airstrike in Syria

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Trump has launched the first military action of his presidency at a Syrian regime airbase, we discussed what the markets reaction has been. Plus, UK industrial production suffered a contraction in February and the house price growth is at his lowest in nearly four years. Alastair chats with Share Radio’s Ed Bowsher to examine Trump’s first military action on a…

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Weekly Roundup & Look Ahead: Equity markets end a good first quarter with the Dax leading the way up 7.53% since the start of the year.

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Synopsis of the week The UK finally triggered article 50 on Wednesday in an event that barely caused any reaction in the equity markets around Europe. Euro zone inflation fell, weighed down by a big drop in German data. This could reduce the pressure on the ECB to bring the current QE scheme to an end. US Consumer confidence figures…

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