The campaign is on, and the UK will go to the polls on 12 December. So what are the conceivable outcomes, and what might be their impact on Brexit? We have discerned four scenarios and analysed their respective consequences for the next stage of Britain leaving the European Union. weiterlesen →
For quite some time, Denmark’s economy and its consumers in particular have resisted the gloom continually encompassing the global economy. Industrial production as much as retail sales have withstood the downturn that has befallen many European countries, with German consumers the latest to display some reticence in spending as freely as they did before. As yet, only the Dutch have been as resilient as the Danish.
The Commons have spoken – and they have forced the government’s hand, rendering Boris Johnson a Prime Minister in office, but not in power.
So after the tumultuous past 48 hours in Westminster, whither are Brexit and the country heading? Here’re three answers to the three key questions as we identify them right now:
The US dollar is standing tall, stubbornly refusing to do Donald Trump’s bidding. In his efforts to shrink the US’ trade deficit, the President has an intelligible interest in checking the greenback’s strength. And we think he will not refrain from the ultimate instrument to achieve this end: direct intervention by the Treasury on foreign exchange markets.
It has been being a veritable rollercoaster ride so far: the state and prospects of the US-China trade talks. Frosty periods and even break-downs have been followed by mutually ostentatious good-will, only to collapse again. These days are no different: After a restart of the talks at the G20 summit in Japan in June, Donald Trump has unnerved markets and businesses again by stating that he was in no hurry to cut a deal. So how likely is an agreement between the two economic superpowers, and when, if at all, might it happen?