Invesco | Exiting lockdown and the EU transition
How has COVID-19 affected the UK government’s approach to EU negotiations? Graham Hook, Head of UK Government Relations & Public Policy at Invesco, discusses.
18th May 2020
Government loses second “meaningful vote”
Having lost the first “meaningful vote” on Brexit by a record margin in January, the Government went on to lose a second “meaningful vote” on Prime Minister Theresa May’s updated Brexit deal.
14th Mar 2019
UK equity income market review: UK equity yields surged over 2018
UK equity markets continued their downward trend into December amid intensifying speculation over the possibility of a no-deal Brexit. Although the government managed to reach an agreement with the EU...
17th Dec 2018
UK equity income market review: Brexit hangs in the balance
UK share prices fell during November as months of Brexit negotiation between the UK and the EU finally culminated in an agreed deal.
7th Dec 2018
UK bond market review: Brexit: decision time
UK government bonds and the pound remained hostages to Brexit in November as the UK finally agreed a Brexit deal with the EU.
Global update: Deal or no deal … or no Brexit at all?
Months of Brexit speculation and uncertainty came to a head in November as the UK and the EU finally succeeded in reaching a Brexit deal.
Global bond market review: Brexit sentiment drives European bond yields
European government bond yields rose sharply in November on the news that the UK and EU had finally managed to thrash out a Brexit deal.
Europe market review: Italy remains defiant
Brexit moved closer to a resolution during November as the EU and UK reached agreement on a deal; however, there are considerable doubts whether the deal will be ratified by the UK Parliament.
Global update: October’s global sell-off
October proved a torrid month for investors as equity markets fell heavily. The global sell-off was attributed to a range of factors, including concerns over Italy’s budget, wider worries about Brexit...
9th Nov 2018
Europe market review: Europe: “a bunch of uncertainties”
European equity markets fell during October against a backdrop of intensifying worries relating to the impact of rising protectionism, Brexit and concerns over Italy's budget.
Brexit enters the last six months
Gilt yields rose during September as the Brexit negotiation process moved towards its final six months and a summit in Salzburg ended without a deal. The IMF concluded its annual assessment of the UK...
5th Oct 2018
"Moment of truth"?
With six months to go until Brexit takes place, the negotiation process stalled in Salzburg as the EU rejected Prime Minister Theresa May’s Chequers plan. European Council Pres...
4th Oct 2018
Global update: EU rejects Chequers plan
he possibility of a hard Brexit came more sharply into focus during September as an EU summit in Salzburg rejected Prime Minister Theresa May’s Chequers plan. European Council (EC) President Don...
2nd Oct 2018
Brexit concerns intensify
Amid mounting fears that the UK might have to exit the EU without a deal, the pound wobbled during August, dipping below US$1.27 against the US dollar for the first time in over a year....
5th Sep 2018
UK equity yields rise in August
UK equity markets declined during August as investor sentiment was undermined by escalating concern that Brexit might actually take place without the UK and EU reaching a deal. The yiel...
Global update: What's next for Nafta?
Trade talks took a fresh turn during August as the US and Canada failed to reach agreement over the renegotiation of the North American Free Trade Agreement (Nafta).
Global update: Deal or no deal?
Investors became increasingly preoccupied by the possibility of a “no-deal” Brexit during July as the UK’s Parliament broke up for the summer recess.
9th Aug 2018
Global bond market review: Rising demand for “safe havens”
Demand for investments perceived to be “safe havens” – such as US Treasury Bonds, the Japanese yen and the Swiss franc – was boosted during the month by concerns o...
16th Jul 2018
US market review: “Losers on both sides”?
Trade dominated newsflow and sentiment in the US during June. Investors endured a lacklustre month as financial markets reacted to the latest moves from the US Government and its key trad...
Trade tensions intensify
Financial markets in June were soured by the rapidly deteriorating trade relationship between the US and China. The IMF warned that the US’s aggressive trade strategy risked harming the global economy...
2nd Jul 2018
Global update: Trade wars on the horizon
Corporate news took a back seat during May as political developments directed investor sentiment. The possibility of an international trade war moved closer during the month as the US pres...
4th Jun 2018
The Week: La Dolce Vita?
Markets have been soothed by Italy’s apparently successful bond auction. Are they too quick to revert to business as usual?
31st May 2018
Global bond market review: US bond yields continue to rise
Global bond investors experienced an eventful February as investors faced up to the possibility that interest rates in the US might rise sooner than anticipated.
14th Mar 2018
Europe market review: Post-Brexit future of Northern Ireland remains in doubt
European share prices generally fell in February, undermined by speculation that major central banks may be poised to tighten monetary policy more quickly than previously anticipated....
Europe market review: The EU sets out its Brexit stall
The EU outlined its requirements for the UK during the post-Brexit transition period that will take place from March 2019 to the end of 2020.
14th Feb 2018
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