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Brexit Limbo Strikes Again (Politico)

October 23, 2019 | File Under: , , , ,

“For the first time in more than three years since the U.K. voted to leave the European Union, a majority of British MPs accepted an exit plan.” – by Emilio Casalicchio and David Herszenhorn

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UK parliament suspension was ‘unlawful,’ says Supreme Court (Politico)

September 24, 2019 | File Under: , , , , ,

“The U.K.’s highest court ruled Boris Johnson’s decision to suspend parliament for five weeks was ‘unlawful.’” – by Annabelle Dickson

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How Ireland lost patience with Brexiting Brits (Politico)

September 10, 2019 | File Under: , , ,

“While Westminster has been distracted by Johnson’s charge toward an election, the profound implications of the London-Dublin fault-line — particularly for Northern Ireland — are slowly beginning to surface.” – by  Naomi O’Leary

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The Growing Challenges for Monetary Policy (Bank of England)

August 26, 2019 | File Under: , , , , ,

“The dollar’s influence on global financial conditions could similarly decline if a financial architecture developed around the new ‘Synthetic Hegemonic Currency’ and it displaced the dollar’s dominance in credit markets. By reducing the influence of the US on the global financial cycle, this would help reduce the volatility of capital flows to emerging market economies.” […]

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Boris Johnson wins race to be Tory leader and PM (BBC News)

July 23, 2019 | File Under: , , ,

“Boris Johnson has been elected new Conservative leader in a ballot of party members and will become the next UK prime minister.” – by Laura Kuenssberg

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Sea Change (Bank of England)

July 8, 2019 | File Under: , , ,

“A No Deal outcome would result in an immediate, material reduction in the supply capacity of the UK economy as well as a negative shock to demand. There is little monetary policy can do to offset the former. A major negative supply shock is extremely unusual in advanced economies – the last one was the […]

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Why British Steel is hoping to avoid scrapheap (FT)

May 23, 2019 | File Under: , , ,

“Plant set to keep trading but outlook is clouded by deep-rooted problems.”- by Michael Pooler, Andy Bounds and Chris Tighe

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Theresa May loses control of Brexit policy (The Independent)

March 13, 2019 | File Under: , ,

“Theresa May has finally lost control of Brexit after her deal was once again defeated in parliament by a huge margin on a catastrophic night for her plans.” – by Joe Watts

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Navigating Europe in 2019

Themes and Risks Investors in Europe to Consider in 2019

We are nearly 20 years into the new millennium and it is an unrecognizable place compared to when it started.  Lehman is gone, Bear Stearns – gone, Merrill Lynch – acquired, Citigroup is a fraction of its former self.  Blockbuster, Toys R Us, Woolworths all part of the history books now.  Europe, where we focus […]

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Brexit vote: EU president says UK remaining is only option (The Independent)

January 16, 2019 | File Under: , ,

“The president of the European Council has dared British politicians to back remaining in the EU after Theresa May’s Brexit deal was voted down by the House of Commons by a historic margin of failure.” – by Jon Stone

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