The week that was…

In the week ending 27th March, what stole the financial headlines?

High level talks were ongoing between Russia, the US and the EU as Crimea continued to dominate international politics. Meanwhile, speculation over the timing of the end of Fed’s quantitative easing programme continued apace following suggestions by Chair Janet Yellen an interest rate rise could happen sooner than expected. The Fed began ‘tapering’ in December. Elsewhere, emerging markets hit the headlines, with geopolitical tensions at the forefront of many investors’ minds.

 

Headline Hotlist & World/ Asset Returns Source: The BNY Mellon Investment Strategy and Solutions Group (“ISSG”) as at 28/03/14. ISSG is part of The Bank of New York Mellon.

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