Recent pro-democracy demonstrations in Hong Kong seem to have impacted investor sentiment across much of Asia. While there are other factors also responsible – such as some sluggish data on Chinese manufacturing activity – fears over escalating political unrest have contributed to rapid declines in several Asian stockmarkets.
Unsurprisingly, the… Read the article
UK economic headlines on Tuesday focused not on the UK construction sector posting its strongest jump in activity in seven months, but rather Sterling ‘tumbling’ – apparently on the back of polling data showing a surge in support for Scottish independence. Commentators speculated that if the ‘yes’ vote… Read the article
When is bad news good news? Apparently when investors have spent the best part of a decade getting overly comfortable with the idea of Central Banks artificially pumping unprecedented levels of liquidity into financial markets. Markets remain extremely sensitive to even the slightest bit of news that feeds the… Read the article