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3 key points to take from the Chancellor’s Spring Statement

With unpopular tax rises scheduled for the new tax year, and Russia’s war further damaging Coronavirus-ravaged economies and placing the world’s reliance on fossil fuels once more centre stage, what could the Chancellor do to address these huge issues? Keep reading to find out.

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Ermin Fosse

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Market Review April 2022

Inflation and developments in Ukraine continued to dominate the headlines in March. Expectations prior to the invasion had been that inflationary pressures would be about to peak, but this has been pushed out given the impact on a number of key commodity prices, not least energy. In addition, inflationary pressures are affecting economic data, causing a notable deterioration in the economic outlook, as businesses and consumers alike grapple with higher energy prices.

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Ermin Fosse

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Market Review March 2022

February saw the unwelcome Russian invasion of Ukraine, bringing war back to Europe for the first time in 30 years. Besides the ongoing unnecessary loss of life, the conflict has tragically displaced millions, causing one of the largest humanitarian crises in Europe in a generation.

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Ermin Fosse

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Market Review February 2022

The start of 2022 proved an eventful one, with markets adjusting to the evolving interest rate outlook. The backdrop favoured “value” as investors shied away and sold highly rated “growth” shares. This, as well as the buoyant oil price, meant that the FTSE 100 was a notable outperformer and one of the few stock markets globally to rise over the month, hitting a fresh pandemic high.

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Ermin Fosse

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