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Will the UK Election result unnerve investors?

– Falls of 2 to 3% likely in UK domestic sectors like property, media, retail and challenger banks – FTSE 100 sectors with international earnings – pharma, oils, mining, exporters – should gain on the weaker Pound – Domestically-oriented sectors such as housebuilding and building products can benefit in coming months – A barely workable […]

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What will Brexit do to the UK economy?

The challenge for the UK is to move to being a good neighbour with the EU rather than a reluctant tenant. But how bad is Brexit for the British economy and stock market? Already it looks like the Pound has made a lot of the adjustment – a fall that may have been necessary anyway […]

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Should we worry about China?

Investors struggle with bubbles. Sure, we know they eventually burst, but lessons are quickly forgotten. Now China is a puzzle: it might look like a bubble, but what to do? Uncontrolled Yen devaluation could break China’s Renminbi peg and trigger more global deflation. But, timing and is hard to assess. Analysts and the press pay […]

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US Dollar’s impact on emerging markets may have just begun

Investors rarely worry about the global economy running out of money. Faith in central banks and liquidity is deeply ingrained. It may even just be cynicism; a belief that central banks will print whatever politicians want. But could the global economy be entering a period where US Dollars are scarce? The Dollar is nearing an […]

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