International Market Review & Outlook August 2012

Global stock markets were generally positive in August, although trading volumes remained very light as many decision makers took a summer break. This unexpected rally was not so much the result in an improvement in the macro-economic backdrop which remains decidedly weak: China's Manufacturing Purchasing Managers Index fell to a nine month low while German business confidence fell for the fourth consecutive month. Rather, it appeared to be the result of the mere promise of greater central bank action.

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