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Rodrigo Catril says this should be an interesting week with central bank speakers out in force.

What more can central banks do to help stabilise the global economy?

Yet house prices remain surprisingly resilient.

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What more can central banks do to help stabilise the global economy?

It’s been a topsy turvy session overnight.

US interest rates will be lower for longer – that’s the takeout from today’s FOMC meeting.

US equities are on the rise again driven by a flurry of M&A activity, alongside vaccine hopes and reasonable activity numbers from China.

Shares climbed in the US on the hope Pfizer will have a vaccine ready by the end of the year.

Yet house prices remain surprisingly resilient.

It’s just over six months since the COVID-19 pandemic was declared and we’re still unsure about how it will all end.

The pound lost further ground today as the EU objected to a new government bill that would unilaterally overturn the Withdrawal Agreement.

US equities have had a third session with substantial falls.

Despite strong job gains in June and July, there are still over half a million people who have lost work since March and an unknown number supported by JobKeeper.

A drop in the pound was the only significant market move overnight.

US jobs data on Friday helped the equities market to regain a little composure as it fell for the second day.

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