Prior to last week global markets had been showing a remarkable recovery since their lows in mid March, albeit that some markets had been recovering quicker than others. The S&P 500 had reclaimed all of its losses from the coronavirus and the NASDAQ ...
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...
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...
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...
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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