There has been a marked increase in bids from overseas companies underlining the relative valuation opportunity offered by the UK equity market.
The joint progress report leaves several options open for the UK but phase II of negotiations is likely to prove at least as difficult as phase I.
The UK stockmarket rose in the first half of 2017 in the face of political and economic uncertainty. We look at why and what the future may bring.
Keith Wade gives a mid-year overview of the global economic outlook. Topics include fading political risk in the eurozone, challenges posed by Brexit, prospects for the “Trump trade” and a discussion of current low market volatility.