On Wednesday October 10, market saw the worst drop in US tech stocks in seven years. The Nasdaq and the Dow Jones indices both dropped over 3% in one day and the selloff extended across the globe, including the European and Asian markets, mostly driven by the concerns of trade wars and rising interest rates.
Crude oil price slid on Thursday October 11, after the OPEC cut global oil demand growth for 2019 by 50,000 barrels per day in its latest monthly report.
On Thursday, Dialog Semiconductor, a UK-based manufacturer announced its $600mn licensing deal with Apple, which will use the patents and a team from Dialog to develop chips on Apple’s products.
Despite the trade tensions between China and the US, China’s trade surplus with the US climbed to a record number of $34.1 billion in September according to the report released by Chinese government on Friday October 12.
The UK CPI will be released on Wednesday October 17 and is expected to come in at 2.6% YoY.
Japan CPI will be released on Friday October 19 and is expected to come in at 1.3% YoY.
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0.0 A score of 0 indicates a neutral economic outlook with almost equal probability of positive and negative returns in risky asset classes like equities. The Risk Barometer maintains a balance between equities and other asset classes during such periods.
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*as at latest realignment 30/09/18
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