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Annuities News 2020 - First half year
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News for the period:

Equity markets rally

Equity markets rally on hopes for vaccine as yields lack direction
6 June 2020: Equity markets rallied following news of positive drug trial for a Covid-19 vaccine.

Equity markets and gilt yields rebound

Annuities could rise as equity markets and gilt yields rebound
5 June 2020: Strong rise in US equities as economic data sends global markets and gilt yields higher.

Annuity rates rise despite lower yields

Annuity rates higher despite lower yields with global economic concerns
7 May 2020: Annuity rates higher as providers more confident gilt yields are entering a period of stability.

Annuities and equities rise

Annuities and equity markets rise after successful Covid-19 trials
29 April 2020: Global equity markets have increased on reports of a successful Covid-19 drugs trial.

Annuity rates could rise

Annuity rates could rise after volatile gilt yields impact by Coronavirus
8 April 2020: Volatile gilt yields are impacted by Coronavirus and annuity rates could now rise.

Equity markets surge 15%

Equity markets surge 15% as US Senate agrees $2 trillion stimulus package
25 March 2020: New $2 trillion stimulus package agreed to lesson economic impact of the Coronavirus.

Retirement income at decade low

Retirement income at decade low with panic selling on equity markets
13 March 2020: Income from pensions at lower level than 2008 Financial Crisis as equity markets fall.

Gilt yields fall with threat to global growth

Gilt yields fall as coronavirus threatens slowdown for global growth
10 March 2020: Yields fall with threat of global growth slowdown caused by the spread of coronavirus.

Pension annuities risk as oil prices and yields fall

Pension annuities risk as oil price fall sends yields to all time lows
9 March 2020: Annuities risk falls as gilt yields reach an all time low following the plunge in oil prices.

Investors seek safety of gilts with virus fears

Investors seek safety of gilts as global health emergency declared
10 February 2020: Investors seek safe havens due to coronavirus and state of the global economy.

Annuity rates fall on coronavirus fears

Annuity rates lower as demand for safe havens rise on coronavirus fears
7 February 2020: Recovery in rates could reverse with fears over coronavirus spreading beyond China.
Gilt yields rise with US-China trade deal Gilt yields rise as US-China trade deal could boost global growth
10 January 2020: Annuities rise after gilt yields up 14 basis points due to phase one US-China trade deal.
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