Our Brief Weekly Economic and World Markets Overview from Quilter Cheviot

Economic Update

by Richard Carter, Head of Fixed Interest Research

“It promises to be a momentous week on the Brexit front as MPs return from the summer recess. Anti-no dealers will try and bring forward legislation designed to force the government into extending Article 50 but it is not clear that they have enough support from potential Tory rebels. In any event, the government may respond by calling a general election and there is a lot of speculation about October 10th and 17th as possible dates for the country to vote…

Market Update

By Alan McIntosh, Chief Investment Strategist

“UK shares had a poor August with the FTSE All Share Index falling by over 4%. While it is tempting to associate this with increasing fears around Brexit, closer examination would suggest that this is not entirely the case. Other global equity markets also had a poor month, with worries about slowing economic growth and heightened trade tensions between the US and China a major factor… ”

 

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