June proved to be a choppy month for investors as hopes of an economic recovery were tempered by fears of a second wave of infection as instances of COVID-19 surged in parts of the US. Lockdown measures continued to ease around the world; however, th...
October saw the UK plunge into election fever as progress on Brexit once again ground to a halt. Although Prime Minister Boris Johnson managed to reach a new Brexit Withdrawal Agreement with the EU, he failed to win Parliament’s support for his timet...
The third anniversary of the Brexit referendum came and went in June, and still the issue of Brexit remained up in the air. As the clock ticked towards the extended deadline of 31 October, the Conservative Party focused on the election of a new leade...
The likelihood of reaching a Brexit deal before the 31 October deadline receded further during May as Prime Minister Theresa May finally announced that she was resigning as leader of the Conservative Party on 7 June. Her decision triggered a leadersh...
October proved a torrid month for investors as equity markets fell heavily. The global sell-off was attributed to a range of factors, including concerns over Italy’s budget, wider worries about Brexit, disappointing corporate profit announcements, an...
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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