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Monthly economic commentary: January 2020

This month our chief economist looks at the impact of tensions in the Middle East on oil prices and supplies and how this could affect global markets.

Monthly economic commentary: December 2019

With 2020 fast approaching, our chief economist looks at some of the issues that could impact global financial markets during the next twelve months.

Monthly economic commentary: November 2019

With the UK general election looming, our chief economist looks at the key issues that could affect investors.

Monthly economic commentary: October 2019

With the US presidential elections coming into view, our chief economist looks at what this could mean for financial markets.

Monthly economic commentary: September 2019

With the risk of a recession looming, our chief economist looks at how equity markets could possibly move higher in the coming months.

Monthly economic commentary: August 2019

With yields on government bonds falling sharply in recent weeks and the global stock of debt with negative yields rising above $16 trillion, our chief economist answers some FAQs about the growing phenomenon of negative bond yields.

Monthly economic commentary: July 2019

Our chief economist discusses how slowing growth and below-target inflation could lead to central banks loosening monetary policy in the coming weeks - albeit, the UK interest rate outlook remains dependent on Brexit.

Monthly economic commentary: June 2019

Our chief economist, Colin Warren, looks at how rising tensions and the escalating trade war between the US and China is impacting global financial markets in his latest economic commentary.

Monthly economic commentary: May 2019

Our chief economist, Colin Warren, looks at how, as we approach the third anniversary of the UK's decision to leave the EU, the Brexit vote has affected the UK economy in his latest economic commentary.

Monthly economic commentary: April 2019

Our chief economist, Colin Warren, looks at what’s causing investors to become increasingly cautious over the possibility of a US recession in his latest economic commentary.

Monthly economic commentary: March 2019

Our chief economist, Colin Warren, looks at how the eurozone economy has slowed sharply over the last year or so, the challenges facing the region and the possible implications for financial market, in his latest economic commentary.

Monthly economic commentary: February 2019

Our chief economist, Colin Warren, looks at the significance of the US central bank’s actions that are behind both the market declines in Q4 and the bounce-back in 2019, in his latest economic commentary.

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