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2017 is a critical year for European politics not to mention the triggering of Article 50 and Trump.
With the UK week significantly shortened by the long Easter weekend, US equities traded down sharply on Monday amid continuing trade war concerns, and as tech stocks were under pressure amidst fears of rising political, regulatory and market challenges that could hinder the US tech industry’s growth.More
Metals (and wider markets) continue to be hampered by developments in the Trump administration’s trade policy. Last Thursday, the US announced plans to impose tariffs on up to $60bn in Chinese imports, and to limit the country’s investment in the US in retaliation for years of alleged intellectual property theft.More
Over recent weeks, oil prices had tended to move in sympathy with equites, but lately this relationship has broken down. While equities have tumbled particularly in the wake of the Facebook scandal and Trump's announcement of trade tariffs on China, oil has rallied strongly.More
Last week saw a confirmation, and some clarification, of the import tariffs placed on Aluminium and Steel by the Trump administration.More