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There were record highs for US stocks as trade tune strikes the right note, and closer to home, Ireland was the best performer over the week with equities delivering 1.8%, writes Ian Slattery. 
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In this latest episode of the Zurich podcast, Ian Slattery and Richard Temperley discuss how global stock markets continued to gain momentum with investor sentiment switching gears from overly bearish to neutral.

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Equities increased as a result of investor confidence and talk of a potential phase one trade deal is music to the markets ears, writes Ian Slattery. 
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Stocks move higher, as economy, earnings, and trade all see encouraging developments, writes Ian Slattery. 
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Global equities were higher, but strengthening euro tempers return, writes Ian Slattery in his weekly review of the markets. 
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Markets react to outlines of a new trade deal between the US and China, and closer to home Brexit will be high on the agenda at the European Council meeting taking place later this week. Ian Slattery reports.

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Global stock markets moved higher and bond yields rose slightly from recent cycle lows but there are longer term growth concerns particularly outside the US. Listen to this episode of the podcast to find out more. 

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Stocks move slightly lower, as US politics takes centre stage once again, writes Ian Slattery in his weekly investment review. 
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As expected, markets saw a US rate cut of 25bps at the Fed’s September meeting, writes Ian Slattery. In other policymaker activity, both the Bank of Japan and the Bank of England signalled no significant changes at their respective meetings during the week.
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Global stock markets lost some ground as investors fretted over trade tensions between the US and China, explains Richard Temperley in the latest edition of the Zurich Life Podcast.