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Global markets jump 5.6% in August, now +2.8% ytd

The MSCI AC World Index jumped 5.6% in August with strong gains across all regions. The benchmark is now ahead 2.8% year-to-date (ytd) and 12.6% over one year. Markets were driven by...

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Global equities continue to advance; MSCI AC World Index adds 2.7% in June

Global equity markets continued to rebound in June, advancing for a third consecutive month. The MSCI AC World Index gained 2.7%, bringing the second-quarter climb to 17.7% and reducing...

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Recovery continues for global equity markets

May saw the continued recovery in global equity markets, helped by the easing of COVID-19 restrictions in many countries. The reopening of economies contributed to the positive...

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Global markets stage strong recovery; MSCI AC World Index gains 10.2% in April

The MSCI AC World Index gained 10.2% in April after collapsing 13.1% in March. The increase sees the year-to-date (ytd) loss reduced to 12.2%. COVID-19 remained very much at the centre...

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Global equity markets tumble 13.1% as COVID-19 takes grip

The MSCI World AC Index fell 13.1% in March, resulting in a first- quarter loss of 20.4%. The benchmark is now 11.8% lower over 12 months. It was an extremely volatile month with daily...

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A far better December; global markets gain 2.6% to finish 2019 with 23.7% advance

The MSCI AC World Index added 2.6% in December to bring the Q4 and year-to-date (ytd) gains to 7.3% and 23.7% respectively. The December climb contrasted with the 7.4% fall in the same...

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Global markets continue to shine; MSCI AC World Index adds 2.7% in November

The MSCI AC World Index advanced 2.7% in November, extending its year-to-date (ytd) gain to 20.6% – the best first 11-month performance since 2013 (+20.9% ytd) for the benchmark....

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Global equity markets advance for a second successive month

The MSCI AC World Index advanced for a second successive month in October — it rose 1.9% following a 2.0% increase in September. The return brings the benchmark’s year-to-date (ytd)...

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Global equity markets gain 2.0% in September; Q3 advance is 0.6%

The MSCI World AC Index advanced 2.0% in September and in doing so recovered most of the losses of the previous month (2.2%). The climb leaves the benchmark with a modest 0.6% rise...

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MSCI AC World index falls 2.2% in August; trade concerns to the fore

The MSCI AC World Index fell 2.2% in August, with the loss reducing the year-to-date (ytd) gain to 12.9%. It was the second monthly loss in 2019 for the index (it fell 6.1% in May), and...