»» Japan was once again in the spotlight this week. Volatility and the rise in government bond yields led to a shift in global investor sentiment.
»» Global economic indicators were mixed, with China weaker, Europe stronger, and the U.S. resilient once again.
»» Central banks and their bold moves continue to be a key focus for investors. During the week, the focus was on Fed Chairman Ben Bernanke and his
testimony to Congress. (pages 2-3)
»» Global Roundup: Updates from the U.S., Canada, Europe, and Asia Pacific. (pages 3-4)