trade war

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 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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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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