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 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 ...
Global equity markets generally advanced during July, underpinned by further evidence of economic strength. Inflation, however, remained at the forefront of investors’ consciousness over the month. European Central Bank (ECB) President Mario Draghi p...
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...
The Syriza party’s success in Greece’s general election on 25 January has prompted speculation the left-leaning anti-austerity movement’s calls to renegotiate the terms of the country’s bailout could lead to the ultimate destruction of the eurozone. ...
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