Archive: February2017

Dwindling EU Member numbers – says Survey

28 Feb 2017
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A survey conducted by Frankfurt-based Sentix research group, showed on Tuesday that one in four investors expects the Eurozone to lose at least one member state in the next 12 months. Sentix’s monthly “euro break-up” index, based on a survey of around 1,000 institutional and retail investors, rose to 25.2% in February, from 21.3% in […]

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Scotland – A Second Referendum?

28 Feb 2017
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Scottish National Party leader (SNP), Nicola Sturgeon has warned that a second Scottish referendum could be on the cards. If another referendum does take place, the Scottish First Minister asserted, that it will be down to the “sheer intransigence” of Theresa May’s government. Warning the Prime Minister of her “cast-iron mandate” to call another referendum, […]

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Trump Blames Obama for Protests

28 Feb 2017
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President Donald Trump has taken a short break from demonising the free press, by moving his cross-hairs onto the recent protests and demonstrations that have been erupting across the US since the President’s inauguration.      The president has dismissed, that the protests against his presidency and the demonstrations at congressional town hall meetings across […]

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Focus on US Q4 GDP and Trump’s speech to Congress

28 Feb 2017
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US Dollar
Expected Range 1.2365 – 1.2480
Continuing concerns over a second Scottish referendum continue to weigh on Sterling with GBP/USD trading a fairly tight 35 point range between 1.2415 and 1.2450 overnight.  Yesterday afternoons weaker than …

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Delay Brexit – Plea from Business leaders

28 Feb 2017
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UK Business leaders have demanded that Brexit should be delayed if no trade deal is agreed by the end of the two-year negotiating period.  In a report on feedback from more than 400 businesses, the British Chamber of Commerce (BCC) has insisted that the government should delay triggering Article 50, if a trade deal cannot […]

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Trump’s plan for Healthcare to be announced in Congress

27 Feb 2017
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President Donald Trump said on Sunday that he plans to reveal details on how he is going to overhaul the Affordable Care Act in Congress on Tuesday. As they now have control of both the White House and Congress, Republicans are feeling the pressure to fulfill their pledge to repeal and replace Obamacare, even though […]

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More Corruption Scandals for Le Pen’s FN

27 Feb 2017
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A former aide to the French far-right presidential candidate, Marine Le Pen, has come forward with new allegations on fraudulent party financing. Gael Nofri was recruited by the National Front (FN) into Ms Le Pen’s presidential campaign team, using a fictitious European Parliament (EP) contract. It was a way for the FN to avoid declaring […]

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A New Start? Perez elected DNC chairman

27 Feb 2017
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Former labour secretary to the Obama administration, Tom Perez was elected chairman of the Democratic National Committee (DNC) on Saturday after a closely fought campaign.  He now has the arduous task of bringing the party back from the brink, after it was decimated by the unprecedented election win of Donald Trump. Perez’s victory, which, announced, […]

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EU members halt Brexit talks amid €60bn bill

24 Feb 2017
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It has only been a few hours since the Tories won the Copeland by-election, where it was affirmed that this seat gain would furthermore strengthen Theresa May’s grip on British politics. Unfortunately, this grip hasn’t extended to conducting free talks with the EU on Brexit, as an increasing number of member states have taken a […]

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A Trump’s Desire – A Nuclear Weapon Monopoly

24 Feb 2017
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The Trump presidency is just over a month old, however for most, the experience has felt like a whole presidential first term has passed. There is no escaping the juggernaut that is the Trump administration. When and where will the “Trump Train” stop? In an interview on Thursday, US President Donald Trump stressed that the […]

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