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Blackrock: Week in View

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21 Jan 2016

Stocks suffered through another volatile week last week, with selling intensifying on Friday. While China's currency stabilised, stocks are still facing pressure from a deteriorating credit market (partly a function of collapsing oil) and soft earnings.

Minutes from the European Central Bank's recent meeting suggest a willingness to contemplate further easing; unfortunately, that did not stop European equities from having a particularly bad week.

The People's Bank of China intervened last week, stabilising the RMB. However, Chinese stocks lost another 9%.

Oil prices continue to plummet, falling below $30/barrel. The plunge in oil and other commodities is pressuring everything from EM currencies to US and European

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