29th April 2024

Weekly Espresso

The infoshot to help kick-start your week

Last Week

  • US stock market indices took a hit on Thursday morning after data showed that US economic growth was less than expected in the first quarter. Gross domestic product increased to an annualised rate of 1.6% which was lower than the 2.4% figure expected by economists. The S&P 500 dropped 1.5% in the early hours of trading before finishing down 0.5% while the Dow Jones Index closed 1% lower on the day.


  • The US personal consumption expenditure (PCE) price index increased 2.8% year-on-year in March when food and energy prices were excluded. The index, which is the Fed’s preferred inflation metric, came in higher than the 2.6% expected by economists in another hit to hopes that the Federal reserve will cut by the end of the summer.


  • The Yen tumbled to a new 34 year high after the Bank of Japan held interest rates steady on Friday. The Yen traded as low as ¥157.78 against the dollar on Friday before breaking the ¥160 on the early hours of Monday morning. Despite a rate cut not being expected by economists, traders have been concerned with the lack of Bank of Japan response to the Yen’s weakness.

Market Pulse

Coming Up

  • EU April CPI data released, Tuesday 30th April 2024 at 10:00am.
  • US Unemployment data released, Friday 3rd May 2024 at 1:30pm.


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