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October 2018 - Market Review

The possibility of a hard Brexit came more sharply into focus during September as an EU summit in Salzburg rejected Prime Minister Theresa May’s Chequers plan. European Council (EC) President Donald Tusk acknowledged that the Chequers plan represente...

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September 2018 - Market Review

Trade talks took a fresh turn during August as the US and Canada failed to reach agreement over the renegotiation of the North American Free Trade Agreement (Nafta). Meanwhile, trade discussions between the US and China broke up without making any si...

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August 2018 - Market Review

Investors became increasingly preoccupied by the possibility of a “no-deal” Brexit during July as the UK’s Parliament broke up for the summer recess. Although Chief EU Brexit negotiator Michel Barnier described the UK’s Brexit White Paper as a “real ...

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July 2018 - Market Review

Financial markets in June were soured by the rapidly deteriorating trade relationship between the US and China. The International Monetary Fund (IMF) warned that the US’s aggressive trade strategy risked harming the global economy and trading system,...

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June 2018 - Market Review

Corporate news took a back seat during May as political developments directed investor sentiment. The possibility of an international trade war moved closer during the month as US President Donald Trump announced that he was ready to press ahead with...

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May 2018 - Market Review

Despite ongoing Brexit-related uncertainties and fresh political instability in the UK, newsflow during April was dominated by a wave of corporate activity that reached across the FTSE 100 Index. In particular, investors were surprised by the news th...

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