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.
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.
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.
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.