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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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September 2018 - Market Review

Trade talks took a fresh turn during August as the US and Canada failed to reach agreement over the renegotiation of the North American Free Trade Agreement (Nafta). Meanwhile, trade discussions between the US and China broke up without making any si...

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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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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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April 2018 - Market Review

Investor sentiment during March was marred by mounting levels of US protectionism. President Donald Trump announced tariffs on steel and aluminium imports, and also revealed plans to impose tariffs of up to US$60 billion on imports from China. Equity...

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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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