Zyman Marzuki

Sterling on the Skids

Sterling has fallen to levels not seen since the mid–1980s when Margaret Thatcher waged her crusade against the trade unions. The unions are now no more, but the UK faces similar challenging political and economic headwinds following the 23 June 2016 referendum result in favour of leaving the EU.

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Klark Schoburgh

Donald Trump reveals Economic plan

Donald trump revealed his economic plans this week which drew an unsurprising mixed reaction. He proposed a cut in top tier tax, cut in corporation tax, and an axe to regulation.

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Dean De Villiers

Government Bonds and Negative Yields

Watching the global sovereign bond yields plummet into negative territory has been a rather spectacular phenomenon indeed. Government bond yields around the world are hitting all time lows and it appears that we are going to be in this territory for quite some time, to say the least.

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Ashley Chadwick

Bank of England cuts rates

The Bank of England has cut interest rates by 0.25% to a record low of 0.25%, as well as increasing the asset purchase facility by £60 billion. These measures undertaken by Governor Mark Carney are aimed at preventing a recession and rising unemployment at the risk of causing above target inflation.

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Ashley Chadwick

Brexit - A spanner in the works

Yesterday the IMF released its latest global growth forecasts, its first release since the EU referendum and it described Brexit as ‘a spanner in the works’.

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