A big week of earnings

By Craig Erlam   Not the most eventful start to the week, but that’s unlikely to last with earnings being a particular focus in the coming days. This is likely to be one

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Energy markets to remain unstable

The Russia-Ukraine war continues to destabilise energy markets in 2023, as tight oil and gas supplies will persist and economic recovery, driven by China, leads to increased energy demand, impacting prices upwards.

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Earnings to spoil the party?

By Craig Erlam It’s been another lively week in financial markets and one in which investors have become increasingly hopeful that 2023 won’t be as bad as feared. In a way, the

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Growing optimism?

By Craig Erlam  Equity markets pushed higher on Wednesday, buoyed by softer yields and some promising PMI revisions in Europe. It appears investors are increasingly coming around to the idea that central

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Still drifting…

By Craig Erlam We continue to drift into year-end with investors having little to cling onto that’s going to drive markets one way or another. That is so often the case this

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Playing the Grinch

By Craig Erlam Stock markets are going into the festive period in a downbeat mood, as central banks this week reaffirmed their commitment to raising rates. The prospect of a Santa rally

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Crypto world votes Cyprus

Despite its small size, Cyprus’s ambition of becoming a fintech hub has been boosted by the decision of Binance, the world’s largest cryptocurrency trading platform, to establish a presence on the island.

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US consumer remains strong

By Craig Erlam Equity markets in Europe were back in the red on Wednesday, while the US looks largely unchanged early on Wall Street. Reports of missile strikes in Poland on Tuesday

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Risk rebound continues

By Craig Erlam European stocks were off to a positive start on Monday, following a relatively muted day in Asia amid bank holiday closures in China, Hong Kong and South Korea. UK

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