Quarterly market round-up
Flash Stats - Q2 2020
07 Jul 2020 - Estimated reading time: 3 minutes
In our regular market round-up, we take a look at what's happened in Q2 2020.
It was a very strong quarter for equity and credit markets as governments provided unprecedented levels of support, central banks implemented previously announced easing and economies began to re-open. However, some lingering uncertainty may be evident in the resilience of government bonds and gold.
Some of the changes in Q2 2020 include:
- Q1 figures confirmed GDP had fallen across the world since the end of 2019.
- Purchasing Managers’ Indices for both services and manufacturing in the major western economies plunged to record lows in April but, after rebounding in May, saw record rises in June.
- Forecasts for global GDP growth in 2020 as a whole have fallen significantly since the end of the first quarter.
- UK CPI inflation fell from 1.5% in March to 0.5% in May.
Download our update of all key market trends and statistics over the quarter to find out more.