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Ashley Chadwick

FOMC expected to hike rates today

Today the Federal Reserve is expected to hike interest rates for the third time since the financial crisis. This is expected to be the first of 3 hikes in 2017, as the US economy is seen as strong enough to handle multiple hikes a year.

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Ashley Chadwick

German Bond Yields And The French Election

Yesterday German bond yields fell to record lows amidst fears that the far right could win the French Election.

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Ashley Chadwick

Inflation Looms For The Bank Of England

Normally, the Bank of England’s Quarterly Inflation Report will be the most important document for the future of the UK economy on the day it is published. Today though it is taking a backseat to the White Paper released detailing (for want of a better word) the Government’s plan for Brexit.

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Ashley Chadwick

Supreme Court Rules On Brexit

This morning the UK Supreme Court upheld the lower court’s ruling that Parliament would need to be consulted on the triggering of article 50. This ruling passed 8-3 and means that a bill will need to be presented to Parliament and voted on.

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Ashley Chadwick

The Limited Impact Of Brexit So Far

Prior to the referendum last year, there were a lot of gloomy forecasts about what would happen to the UK economy if there was a vote to leave the EU. Recently, those who published these forecasts have come under pressure for being too negative in predictions in an attempt to influence the vote.

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