A choppy start

By Craig Erlam It’s been quite a choppy start to the trading week, with much of the focus on China where Covid relaxation measures and property market support have brought some relief.

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Hope fades ahead of CPI data

By Craig Erlam We’re seeing some risk aversion in markets on Thursday as we await inflation data from the US later in the week. It probably won’t come as a surprise to

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Stocks ease on US midterm results

By Craig Erlam Equity markets are mixed on Wednesday as investors continue to watch events unfold in the US for a sense of what impact they’ll have on sentiment. The impact of

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A busy end to the week

By Craig Erlam Stock markets are bouncing back on Friday, although no one is getting excited by the moves which pale in comparison to the preceding losses. This looks like nothing more

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More turmoil to come?

By Craig Erlam Stock markets have steadied in Asia and early European trades on Tuesday, but that does not reflect the mood in the markets at the moment so it may struggle

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Sterling hits record low

By Craig Erlam Economic fears swept through the markets on Monday, with the UK taking a particular drubbing as the pound hit a record low against the dollar. Friday’s mini-budget has gone

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Nerves ahead of US inflation

By Craig Erlam We aren’t seeing much change in Europe ahead of the open on Tuesday after a broadly positive session in Asia as China, Hong Kong and South Korea returned following

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Off to a bad start

By Craig Erlam There’s been a lot of economic data to digest so far on Thursday and yet nothing has really changed as far as markets are concerned, with September kicking off

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A curious rebound

By Craig Erlam Stock markets were bouncing back on Tuesday following a rocky couple of weeks as investors grew nervous about the economic impact of tightening. Fed Chair Jerome Powell could not

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