The government has got itself in another tangle over Brexit. Meanwhile, chief investment officer Julian Chillingworth investigates the strange dichotomy that’s driving an ascendant dollar.
Strange behaviour and random events suggest it must be the silly season: David Coombs ponders why the Bank of England has turned hawkish again and whether a second referendum on Brexit might not be out of the question.
Could a rejuvenated commonwealth be the basis for a wider post-Brexit trading bloc? It would need strong, far-sighted leaders to bring it about, argues head of multi-asset investments David Coombs.
Our head of multi-asset investments, David Coombs, gazes into his crystal ball as he prepares for 2018.
Currencies bounced around last month as investors debated the strength of the UK’s Brexit negotiating position, whether the Federal Reserve (Fed) will slow its rate hikes, and if the European Central Bank will soon cut the number of bonds it buys each month as part of its quantitative easing programme.
Smart phones, smart TVs, smart contracts, smart toasters. You put smart in front of a product and it sounds more exciting, sexy even. You definitely want one.
We need a Boogie Rock revival about as much as we do stagflation. And with Status Quo embarking on another ‘last tour’ to promote their latest release, Acoustic II, I’m not sure whether to be more concerned for our ears or our earnings…
The birds sang and life went on during the summer of 1939; today’s post-referendum lull feels a bit like a phoney war too, albeit without the threat of bombs.
The thick end of a tax wedge
As tax bills go, €13bn plus interest is pretty hefty, even for the largest company in the world. Apple has found itself on the wrong side of EU competition commissioner Margrethe Vestager’s ruling about its decades-old tax agreement with Ireland.