Oil prices rise to two-and-a-half-year highs

For the week ending 10 November 2017

  • Congress reworking tax proposals
  • Trump inks China trade deals
  • Saudi corruption probe, regional tensions boost oil
  • NY Fed chief announces retirement
  • China central bank head voices qualms over high leverage



BOE raises rates for first time since 2007

Pension and UK related:

  • AuM at 42 biggest UK asset managers drops £228bn in one year
  • UK pension deficit drops by £50bn
  • New state pension rules mean workers’ pay through their 40s and 50s 'for nothing'
  • Interest rates rise: Pensions and savers joy

Macro Related:

  • Powell nominated as Fed chair
  • October US payrolls rebound
  • GOP unveils tax bill
  • BOE raises rates for first time since 2007
  • Fed keeps rates unchanged, December hike foreseen


Fed: Economy to expand despite hurricanes

For the week ending 20 October 2017

  • Investors move more cash into equities
  • Fourth round of NAFTA talks wraps up
  • Fed sees US economy maintaining growth pace
  • US Senate budget resolution paves way for tax bill
  • Spain may impose direct rule on Catalonia


Brexit talks at apparent impasse

For the week ending 13 October 2017

  • US retail sales improve, CPI boosted by gasoline
  • IMF nudges up global growth forecast
  • Brexit talks at apparent impasse
  • FOMC on course for December rate hike



Euro strengthens as inflation rises

For the week ending 1 September 2017

  • US nonfarm payrolls disappoint
  • Harvey displaces thousands, energy sector hit hard
  • North Korea fires missile over Japan
  • US Q2 growth revised higher
  • Euro strengthens as inflation rises


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