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UK financial assets and pound will rally if PM gets her way on Brexit

  UK financial assets and the pound will rally if Theresa May’s Brexit deal is passed today (Tuesday), affirms Nigel Green, deVere Group’s founder and chief executive. (more…)

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Theresa May Holds on, but What Does This Mean for Investors?

Theresa May has survived a leadership challenge called by Eurosceptic members of her own party and will continue to lead the United Kingdom as it heads toward Brexit. But David Zahn, Franklin Templeton Fixed Income Group’s head of European Fixed Income, warns May’s troubles are not over yet. He predicts further volatility ahead for financial […]

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Why now is the best time to invest in Dublin

Brexit uncertainty is causing some investors to hold back on investing in UK property until the Brexit plans are finalised. This heralds a new era of opportunity for Ireland, which will now be one of the only English-speaking members of the EU. It is now the obvious jurisdiction for new business and relocations – with […]

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Brexit delay – SA may need to prepare contingency plans

South Africa may need to prepare contingency plans if a “hard” Brexit becomes likely in March 2019.  That’s the word from NWU economist, Professor Raymond Parsons. (more…)

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Lessons from 2018 and what to expect of 2019

By Samy Chaar, Chief Economist, Lombard Odier. After the stellar act of 2017, we did anticipate greater financial market volatility and lower returns this year, just not quite this bad. At the time of writing, global equity, commodity, sovereign and credit indices are all posting negative year-to-date performances in USD terms – despite a pretty […]

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Brexit: All options on the table

By Robert Lea, Head of Global Equity Research at Ashburton Investments. As divides widen and the ultimate outcome of Brexit remains uncertain Head of Global Equity Research, Robert Lea, looks at where the UK goes from here. Review Theresa May secured sign-off on the draft Brexit agreement from her Cabinet late last night. However, her […]

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US economy sees relief from subdued trade disputes in September

By Gielie de Swardt, head of Retail Distribution at Sanlam Investments. The US economy enjoyed relief from subdued trade disputes, which served to increase investor optimism. While the United States followed through with $200 billion in new tariffs initiated in August, negotiations neutralised after China responded in turn with a 10% tariff on imports. (more…)

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Where next for the global economy?

By Keith Wade, Chief Economist & Strategist at Schroders. (more…)

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