Snapshot: Leading indicators suggest further weakness to come, but European risk assets are already priced for recession.
In focus: The Schroders Economics Team now forecasts just one interest rate rise this year in the US. We explore why and consider other likely monetary policy moves in major economies.
The Chancellor hands out short-term Halloween treats for government departments, but the spectre of Brexit still looms large.
There remains much uncertainty as negotiations between the UK and EU enter a crucial stage. Sue Noffke, UK equities fund manager, provides some clarity for investors.