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Archinomics Monthly - May 2022

Article | Investments | 07/06/2022

The European Central Bank (ECB) came under rising pressure to exit the negative interest rate policy it has held since 2014, with the first rate rise expected as early as July.

Archinomics Monthly - April 2022

Article | Investments | 05/05/2022

In China, the lockdown in Shanghai entered a second month and fears grew that Beijing could also be placed into lockdown. China’s zero-Covid policy could mean further supply chain disruption and might threaten the country’s 5.5% growth target for 2022.

Archinomics Monthly - March 2022

Article | Investments | 06/04/2022

The conflict between Russia and Ukraine entered its second month. Russia, which has failed to take Ukraine’s capital Kyiv, says it will now focus on the contested Donbas region.

Archinomics Weekly - Monday 7th March 2022

Article | Investments | 07/03/2022

European leaders looked to move rapidly to wean their economies off Russian gas, turning their focus to renewable energy sources, as the International Energy Agency urged the EU not to sign new supply agreements.

Archinomics Monthly - February 2022

Article | Investments | 04/03/2022

Russia invaded Ukraine, causing shock waves around the world. Major economies responded with sweeping sanctions, including preventing Russia’s central bank from using its reserves and banning certain Russian lenders from the global payments system Swift. 

Archinomics Weekly - Monday 28th February 2022

Article | Investments | 28/02/2022

Global sanctions were imposed on the Central Bank of Russia, freezing $630 billion of foreign currency reserves and sending the rouble into freefall.

Archinomics Weekly - Monday 21st February 2022

Article | Investments | 21/02/2022

Following recent trends on US executive pay, an element of the $20 million remuneration of Starbucks CEO Kevin Johnson was in reward for reductions in methane emissions and the use of plastic straws.

Archinomics Weekly - Monday 14th February 2022

Article | Investments | 14/02/2022

The oil price touched a seven year high of almost $95 per barrel, as geopolitical tensions mounted. Gold proved a safe haven, rising 2.8% on the week.

Archinomics Weekly - Monday 7th February 2022

Article | Investments | 07/02/2022

Fed Chair Jerome Powell promised to be ‘nimble’ in the face of higher inflation, prompting forecasts of five interest rate hikes for this year.

Archinomics Monthly - January 2022

Article | Investments | 04/02/2022

Apple became the first company to reach a $3 trillion valuation, before falling back with the tech sector. 

Archinomics Weekly - Monday 31st January 2022

Article | Investments | 31/01/2022

Fed Chair Jerome Powell promised to be ‘nimble’ in the face of higher inflation, prompting forecasts of five interest rate hikes for this year.

Archinomics Weekly - Monday 24th January 2022

Article | Investments | 24/01/2022

China’s trade surplus hit record levels in December, as the world’s demand for durable goods remained strong.

Archinomics Weekly - Monday 17th January 2022

Article | Investments | 17/01/2022

China’s trade surplus hit record levels in December, as the world’s demand for durable goods remained strong.

Archinomics Weekly - Monday 10th January 2022

Article | Investments | 10/01/2022

US equity markets fell sharply, after the minutes of the December meeting of the US Federal Reserve (Fed) indicated a faster pace of interest rate rises. 

Archinomics Weekly - Monday 13th December 2021

Article | Investments | 13/12/2021

The oil price bounced back, as fears over the demand impact of Omicron subsided.

Archinomics Monthly - November 2021

Article | Investments | 09/12/2021

Varying degrees of policy response to the new Omicron variant will be outlined by governments across the world. In the US, President Biden will look to vaccine development, as well boosters and mandatory mask wearing, in preference to full scale lockdowns.

Archinomics Weekly - Monday 6th December 2021

Article | Investments | 06/12/2021

Fed Chair Jay Powell adopted a more hawkish tone, aiming for a faster unwind of monthly bond purchases, as well as acknowledging inflation as ‘persistently higher’.

Archinomics Weekly - Monday 29th November 2021

Article | Investments | 29/11/2021

The fast-spreading Omicron variant of Covid-19 was declared a ‘variant of concern’ by the World Health Organisation.

Archinomics Weekly - Monday 22nd November 2021

Article | Investments | 22/11/2021

US October retail sales jumped 1.7%, the strongest gain since March, while September data were revised higher.

Archinomics Weekly - Monday 15th November 2021

Article | Investments | 15/11/2021

US Consumer Prices Index (CPI) inflation rose at its fastest pace since 1990, coming in at 6.2% year-on-year.

 

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