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Share Radio: Global Perspectives – ECB Leaves Rates Alone

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Alastair chats with Share Radio’s Ed Bowsher to examine this weeks news shaping the global economy and investor sentiment. They discuss The European Central Bank (ECB) leaving interest rates unchanged,  how the decision comes as the Eurozone is gripped by stilted growth and weak inflation following the Brexit decision.  And how despite this shakiness, Mario Draghi and fellow central bankers have resisted pumping…

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Weekly Roundup & Look Ahead: A Fed September Rate Rise Less Likely Following Last Week’s US Jobs Data

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Synopsis of the week   Friday saw US unemployment remain unchanged at 4.9%, average hourly earnings increase by just 0.1% and Non farm payrolls increase by 151,000. All three worse than expected. Independently they are not enough to send alarm bells ringing with the Fed but it has surely ended any chance that rates will rise after the September meeting....
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Weekly Roundup & Look Ahead: Markets Shift Focus onto Friday’s Looming US Employment Data

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Synopsis of the week Yellen sidesteps the option of surprising markets at Jackson Hole, triggering last Friday’s afternoon sell off. The Fed’s comments that the case for a rate rise before the end of the year has strengthened, suggests that one is coming. Of course Christmas is coming too and it will be interesting to see which turns up first....
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Bloomberg: BOE Effect To Fizzle Out

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Alastair was talking ahead of the UK markets open with Bloomberg’s Markus Karlsson. They discussed the imminent release of European PMI data, the health of equity markets and current thinking on the Fed’s interest rate decisions. Click here to listen to the interview on Bloomberg.

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