Market commentary

Brexit deal reaction: recession averted?

Keith Wade, Schroders' Chief Economist and Strategist, comments on the news that a Brexit deal has been agreed between the UK and European Union (EU). "We do not have the full details as yet, but if the deal passes through Parliament on Saturday we should see stronger growth in the UK economy...
Never question that cost

Blain's Morning Porridge "The industrial age was dominated by the right to make a dollar at whatever cost, and to never question that cost." The whole of Europe waits but still no puff of white smoke over Brussels. Someone has to be thrown under the proverbial bus to close a deal, but,...
Markets digest IMF warnings

Blain's Morning Porridge Another exciting day in prospect as markets digest the IMF warnings of deepening global slowdown, Moody's concerns about rising risks, and the Chinese unravelling the agreement they didn't agree to to buy more US agriproducts. On the other hand, the opening of Q3 US earnings...
If you are good at something...

Blain's Morning Porridge "If you are good at something, never do it for free…." On the international rugby field, Scotland has played Japan four times over the last 30 years. Scotland has won all four games, with an average points advantage of +46 points over Japan in each game. The...
Scotland have their bonus point

BIS positive on ultra-loose monetary policy

Not the fault of central banks


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