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Deal, but no cigar

Deal, but no cigar

We have a deal on Brexit, but it appears to have resolved little about the future EU/UK relationship. It’s likely to be business as usual for UK assets.

Budget 2018: the end of austerity?

Budget 2018: the end of austerity?

The era of austerity is coming to an end, according to Chancellor of the Exchequer Philip Hammond. Government spending is set to pick up, boosted by a better-than-expected outlook for economic growth and Government borrowing.

US interest rates reach a ten-year high

US interest rates reach a ten-year high

The US Federal Reserve raised its key federal funds rate by 0.25 percentage points to a range of 2% to 2.25% at its September monetary policy meeting. The unanimous decision represented the third increase this year, and the eighth since 2015.

Brexit affects investor sentiment

Brexit affects investor sentiment

Gilt yields declined during most of August, but rallied towards the end of the month amid speculation that BoE Governor Mark Carney might be requested to stay on beyond the end his term as Governor to help facilitate oversee the post-Brexit transition.

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