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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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November 2018 - Market Review

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...

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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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March 2017 - Market Review

Leading equity markets generally ended February in positive territory. In the US, the Dow Jones Industrial Average Index reached new heights during the month; however, its rise was dampened at the end of February by news of weaker-than-expected econo...

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May 2016 - Market Review

Most leading equity markets ended April in positive territory, although monthly gains were relatively muted. The UK performed well compared with many of its international counterparts, and the FTSE 100 Index rose by 1.1% over the month. The UK econom...

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