General Election

November 2019 - Market Review

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...

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October 2017 - Market Review

Global markets generally ended September in positive territory, despite an intensifying war of words between US President Donald Trump and North Korea. The UK was an exception, however; the FTSE 100 Index fell by 0.8% over the month, driven down by B...

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July 2017 - Market Review

Financial markets were unsettled towards the end of June by speculation that leading central banks might be poised to end their ultra-loose monetary policy. Following the US Federal Reserve’s (Fed’s) third interest rate increase in six months, invest...

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Divided We Stand.....

Britain is facing a hung Parliament following a General Election in which Prime Minister Theresa May not only failed to increase the Conservative Party’s majority in the House of Commons, but also lost it altogether.

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June 2017 - Market Review

The FTSE 100 Index hit new highs during May, breaching 7,500 points for the first time. Nevertheless, investor sentiment was rattled by mounting uncertainties over the possible outcome of June’s snap General Election, as predictions of a Conservative...

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May 2017 - Market Review

Politics took centre stage once again in April as investors took stock of President Trump’s first 100 days in office, the French Presidential elections moved towards their climax, and investors were startled by Prime Minister Theresa May’s decision t...

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