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MARKET OVERVIEW

by Alan McIntosh, Chief Investment Strategist

The failure of talks between Labour and the Conservatives around a commonly agreed solution to the Brexit impasse was probably not such a huge surprise, particularly given Mrs May’s intention to announce a timetable for her resignation next month…

ECONOMIC OVERVIEW

by Richard Carter, Head of Fixed Interest Research

There has been little sign of a thawing in US-China trade relations while tensions with Iran also continue to simmer. Given that backdrop, central banks are almost certainly on hold for the time being, with bond markets still pricing in a fair chance of a Fed rate cut later this year…

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