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Weekly Market Wrap | 16 September 2022

Inflation remained stubbornly high in the latest August inflation report, despite falling energy prices...

Weekly Market Wrap | 03 March 2023

Historically, interest rates of 5% or more were the norm, and stocks performed well during those periods. Higher interest rates can encourage people to save, which could lead to increased investment in new technology and factories, improving productivity and growth prospects.

Weekly Kick Start | 25 September 2023

After another action-packed week in the market, we observe systematic risks are playing a bigger role in the change in valuation of various asset classes. From the past week, notable events include the FOMC meeting and the oil market rally. 

Weekly Market Wrap | 08 May 2023

The US Federal Reserve has raised interest rates by 0.25 percentage points, marking its 10th consecutive increase since March 2022. However, it also indicated that it may pause further hikes to assess the impact of recent bank failures and monitor inflation.

Weekly Market Wrap | 10 February 2023

Current CNN fear-greed index in the past week is at a high since the start of 2023. Yet, inflation is not as simple as it appears and thinking that it will swiftly return to normal levels is a perilous misconception. Despite starting to decrease from its all-time highs, it may still take longer than expected to reach the normal range of 2%.

Weekly Market Wrap | 23 May 2023

China’s economic data for April fell short of expectations, highlighting the country’s uneven path to recovery from the impact of stringent Covid-19 restrictions. Industrial production in April grew by 5.6% year-on-year, lower than the 10.9% predicted by economists surveyed by Reuters. Additionally, retail sales rose by 18.4%, failing to meet the expected surge of 21%. Fixed asset investment also fell short, increasing by 4.7% compared to the anticipated 5.5%. 

Weekly Market Wrap | 27 March 2023

Credit Suisse, one of the world’s largest banks, has been taken over by its long-time rival UBS for  $3.25 billion. The acquisition, which was announced on March 20th, marks the end of an era for Credit Suisse, which had been in business for 167 years. The deal will see each shareholder of Credit Suisse receive 1 share in UBS for every 22.48 Credit Suisse shares they hold.

Weekly Market Wrap | 19 August 2022

Bear market bounce or bull market? China's growth plateaus

Weekly Market Wrap | 9 December 2022

China eases Covid restrictions

Weekly Market Wrap | 13 March 2023

The LIBOR is a globally accepted benchmark rate at which major banks lend to one another in the international interbank market. An increase in LIBOR generally reduces the value of fixed income securities due to higher interest rates and borrowing costs.