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The Cambridge Weekly – 17 December 2018

Regions UK It’s crunch time. After more than two years of back and forth, Britain’s ‘will they won’t they?’ drama with the EU is coming to a head. Or is it? The last few weeks may have been theatrical but…
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The Cambridge Weekly – 10 December 2018

Europe beyond Brexit As we approach Parliament’s historic vote on Theresa May’s exit deal with the EU, Brexit media chatter is building to a fever pitch. In all this noise, other EU news tends to get drowned out in the…
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The Cambridge Weekly – 3 December 2018

Markets unmoved by Carney carnage This next couple of weeks will be ones for UK history books. Theresa May’s Brexit deal faces an uphill battle when Parliament begins debate on Monday. Several MPs and one former Prime Minister have already…
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The Cambridge Weekly – 26 November

US economy – weaning off cheap credit During 2018 the US economy has once again been the global growth engine, after demand from China and business activity in Europe slowed. But with stock markets in the US now caught in…
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The Cambridge Weekly – 19 November

Oil rollercoaster (again) or price ‘reset’ Since the Q1 2016 lows of the oil price in the $30/bbl range the price oil seemed to know only one direction and that was up. However, when the oil price for Brent hit…
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The Cambridge Weekly – 5 November 2018

‘Shocktober’ was spooky but have markets undershot fundamentals? Well that felt scary. Global equity markets suffered a collective $8 trillion valuation loss during October – leaving many indices in correction territory (a drop of -10% from a peak). While the longest…
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The Cambridge Weekly – 29 October 2018

Turning point in Asia? The global stock market sell-off that’s been running for all of October struck Asian markets hard this week. Despite a cooling off in European markets and a higher opening for Wall Street futures, Thursday saw selling…
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The Cambridge Weekly – 22 October 2018

Is Brexit keeping a lid on UK interest rates? Those observing the UK’s steadily improving macroeconomic data points may well come to the impression that, if it wasn’t for Brexit, UK interest rates would otherwise be following their US peers…
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The Cambridge Weekly – 15 October 2018

Autopsy of a stock market sell-off Last week, we wondered why stock markets had not reacted more negatively to the latest upward wave of bond yields, when this had led to a formidable stock market correction back in February. As…
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The Cambridge Weekly – 8 October 2018

Italy lives up to its reputation – again As Mark Twain (probably) didn’t say, “History doesn’t repeat itself, but it often rhymes”. Maybe so, but with certain news stories you can’t help but feel like you’ve heard this song before….
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