UK Conservative conference the next source of volatility for sterling

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All roads will lead to Birmingham on Sunday, where the UK’s ruling Conservative Party will hold its annual three-day conference to map out its political strategies. With the coming weeks being the make-or-break period for reaching a Brexit deal, sterling will likely be ultra-sensitive to any remarks around the negotiations, as well as any hints […]

Disappointment in NAFTA negotiations, preparations for next round

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Daily Analysis | 30 January 2018   There was some disappointment at the NAFTA negotiations table yesterday as US rejected Canadian ideas to unblock deadlock US Trade representative Lighthizer rejected the Canadian ideas to lift the deadlock on the “North American car” issue. He also stated that Trump’s views on NAFTA are unchanged and that […]

Will we ever believe the polls again?

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Predicting the unpredictable At the present time, the role of being a political pollster is a precarious one. You’ve got it wrong time and again, and the people look at you and believe you’re are no better informed than they are. How did companies whose purpose it is to tell us the mood of the […]

Theresa May’s election gamble backfires!

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June the 8th 2017 has seen Theresa May’s Conservatives party win the UK general election, but without a majority prompting a hung parliament. When British PM Theresa May called for a general election on the 19th of April it was widely expected her Conservative Party would win by a landslide. The polls had Theresa May’s […]