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July 2019 - Market Review

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...

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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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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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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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January 2018 - Market Review

Although global equity market returns were relatively muted during December – particularly amongst larger companies – annualised performance from leading equity indices were very strong. The US, Germany, Japan, Brazil and India all generated double-d...

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December 2017 - Market Review

North Korea returned to the forefront of investors’ awareness in November following its decision to fire another ballistic missile towards Japan. The move was condemned by world leaders including US President Donald Trump. Nevertheless, US investors ...

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