Investment Markets in April 2015
- Equity markets fell in euro terms in April on foot of weaker economic data in the US and China and weakness in most of the major traded currencies against the euro.
- Bonds were also weaker in April with euro-denominated bonds falling due to marginally better German inflation numbers. US Treasuries saw a rise in yields despite the weaker economic data published during the month.
- Oil rebounded sharply at the beginning of the month reflecting the weakness in the US dollar as well as lower inventories in the US. Falling rig counts in North America led to market concerns regarding lower supplies.