Geopolitical Events

Geopolitical Events

NAFTA Negotiations Begin

16th August 2017 marked the beginning of renegotiations between the United States, Canada and Mexico on the North American Trade Agreement (NAFTA). The leaders from each country will meet up over the next few months to begin discussions on the agreement which has been in place since 1994.   American view   The United States have got a tou...

August 22, 2017
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Jackson Hole Economic Symposium

The annual Jackson Hole Economic Symposium sponsored by the Federal Reserve Bank of Kansas City has been held since 1978. From 1978-1981 it was held at different locations but since 1981 it has been held in Jackson Hole, Wyoming and this year is no exception. From 24th – 26th August 2017, the most influential central bankers, finance ministers, a...

August 20, 2017
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War of Words US and North Korea Tensions

Markets are rattled by US- North Korea tensions as Trump vows to respond to North Korea nuclear threats with “fire and furry”. The senior administration officials and Secretary of State Rex Tillerson tried to find different ways to explain the President’s comments and play down the tough talk. Trump reinforced his threats stating “they shou...

August 14, 2017
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How Brexit will effect the finance industry

An update on Brexit: How it will effect the finance industry With Brexit talks in full swing, financial services companies based in the United Kingdom are starting to plan for the life after the United Kingdom leaves the European Union in 2019. With a deal far from being agreed upon and the likelihood that a deal may not be agreed within two-year t...

July 25, 2017
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Qatar Turmoil Continues

On 23rd June 2017, Saudi Arabia and its allies issued a list of demands giving Qatar 10 days to respond to their ultimatum. It has now been just over a month since seven countries announced that they will be cutting all diplomatic ties with the Gulf nation 5th July saw the leaders of the four countries seeking to isolate the tiny Gulf nation met in...

July 10, 2017
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G20 Summit and what to expect from the market.

Friday 7th July 2017 saw the official start of the two-day G20 summit in Hamburg, Germany, were delegates from 19 countries come together to discuss matters ranging from free trade to Global warming. We have compiled this quick guide to what you can expect from the markets after this year’s summit.   What is G20? The G20 started in 1999 as a...

July 9, 2017
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July update on Brexit

An Update on Brexit The dust has finally settled after the UK Snap elections and now the United Kingdom can turn their heads to discussions with the European Union about how and on what terms they will leave the Union. The Brexit negotiations officially began on 19th June in Brussels, the opening day mainly consisted of the timing and structure of ...

July 4, 2017
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Qatar Diplomatic Crisis

Qatar Diplomatic Crisis 5th June 2017 a diplomatic crisis hit Qatar with seven countries.  Saudi Arabia, Bahrain, United Arab Emirates, Egypt Yemen, Libya and the Maldives announced they are cutting all diplomatic ties with Qatar which came as a shock to the rest of the World. Reason? – Saudi Arabia made an announcement via Saudi Press Agency, ...

June 6, 2017
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NAFTA – What Happens Next

NAFTA - What Happens Next The North American Trade Agreement (NAFTA) came into effect on 1st January 1994 and it formed one of the World’s largest free trade zones.  It laid down the foundations for a strong economic growth for the United States, Canada and Mexico. While there is ample evidence of its shared positive economic impact, but how abo...

May 12, 2017
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What You Need to Know About Brexit – by Klavs Valters, GO Markets

Brexit 23rd June 2016 – the day the people of United Kingdom voted to leave the European Union, it’s a day which will go down in the history and will always be remembered. The margin by which people voted to leave was not big (51.9% voted to leave, 48.1% voted to stay) but it will undoubtedly continue to have a big impact on the United Kingdom,...

March 7, 2017
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Why Brexit is Not a Black Swan

The 7.95% downward move on the British Pound (GBP) on the back of the Brexit vote was definitely one of a kind. The black line in the chart below shows the daily closing prices for the cable all the way back to 1975. The red line is the daily net changes (measured from close to close) during the same period.  As you can see, never in the past 41 ...

July 28, 2016
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Brexit Impact on Global Markets

The Trading Strategies You Need to Consider to Capitalise on the Increased Volatility The Brexit Impact on Global Markets was incredibly strong. Many believed that Brexit would never eventuate, particularly when polls and analysis led many to think that the UK would vote to stay with Europe. However, Brexit happened and whilst it caught many off ...

June 28, 2016
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The Aftermath of Brexit – Point & Figure Analysis

Aftermath of Brexit Today we'll take a look at the aftermath of the Brexit vote using point and figure analysis. As we begin to process the magnitude of last week’s ‘Brexit’ vote, it is important to understand that we are still not of the woods yet regarding event risk and market stability. It may well be the start of an extremely volatile pe...

June 28, 2016
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Brexit Aftermath Rolls On

Upcoming News »   Day One EU Economic Summit EUR »   10:30pm Final GDP  USD »   12:00am CB Consumer Confidence USD Brexit aftermath rolls on. On the back of David Cameron's resignation more MPs have stepped down in the wake of Friday’s shock result. Over three million people have signed a petition for a second referendum to be held. W...

June 28, 2016
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Brexit: A fork in the road for Europe

What is it all about? The term ‘Brexit’ is simply a play on words combining ‘Britain’ and ‘Exit’, similar to the term describing Greece’s intention to leave the European Union (EU) otherwise known as ‘Grexit.' On Thursday, 23 June 2016 there will be a UK referendum to decide whether Britain should leave or remain in the European Un...

May 29, 2016
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