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 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...
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 ...
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,...
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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