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Middle East tensions dominate US markets

22 Apr 2024 - Early trading saw oil spike more than 3 per cent and Middle East tensions take centre stage until the limited nature of Israel’s retaliation against Iran became apparent, easing concerns of any further escalation in the region and calming markets.


Strong retail sales & rising yields spook investors

16 Apr 2024 - Stocks erased early gains to finish well in the red after much stronger than expected retail sales cast further uncertainty around the likelihood and timing of rate cuts. Continued concerns around possible Israeli retaliation for Iran’s weekend attack also weighed heavily on markets.