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June 2022

June Market Commentary

Introduction The war in Ukraine, worries about food supplies, worries about the global economy… May was another month where all the themes we have become used to were to the fore. Despite this, it was a reasonable month for the stock markets we report on in the Bulletin. China led the way with a gain…

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How worried should we be about the price of food?

Andrew Bailey, the Governor of the Bank of England, made an apology last month. Not for inflation heading towards 10%, but for sounding ‘apocalyptic’ about the price of food. The possibility of more increases in food prices was a ‘major worry’ for the UK economy, he said, as he warned of a ‘very big income…

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Rising inflation hits mortgage activity

In recent years, the housing market has been a beacon of light even in the face of the most severe economic headwinds. But new data from the Bank of England suggests that activity in the housing market is starting to slow down. According to the latest figures, mortgage approvals for house purchases fell from 69,531…

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