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The World In A Week – Interim Update 9th July 2020

Rather than the symbolic red briefcase, our Chancellor, Rishi Sunak, appeared to don a red outfit and played the part of Santa Claus in his summer statement yesterday.  His £30…

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The World In A Week – Getting Back to Business 6th July 2020

Markets finished last week in an ebullient mode overall which saw MSCI ACWI rising +2.1% in Sterling terms. This was aided in particular by a strong rise in Chinese Equities…

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The World In A Week – Interim Update 2nd July 2020

Should I stay or should I go (out)?  The Clash here is the interminable quandary between stemming the spread of COVID-19 and resuscitating economies.  Decisions have to be made without…

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The World In A Week – Are The Cracks Starting To Show? 29th June 2020

Possibly. Donald Trump’s opinion poll ratings slid below 40% last week, the first time since 2017 pushing the Democrats into the lead. This weakness makes Trump even more unpredictable than…

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The World In A Week – Interim Update 25th June 2020

The easing of lockdown measures in England was announced as expected, paving the way for a potential boost of the hospitality and tourism sectors, with pubs, restaurants and hotels among…

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The World In A Week – Seasons Of Change 22nd June 2020

Following on from last week’s opening of some non-essential businesses, it is likely that Boris Johnson will announce a relaxation of the 2-metre social distancing rule tomorrow.  This should pave…

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The World In A Week – Interim Update 18th June 2020

It appears to be more of the same for this mid-week update.  The predictable cycle of forward guidance regarding more economic stimuli, in order to combat the fear of unemployment…

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The World In A Week – The Doors Are Opening 15th June 2020

It has been 84 days since lockdown in the UK was announced in which we have seen a period of great change and an immediate shift to our lifestyles. We…

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