Geopolitical Events

Time Ticking for Brexit
March 19, 2018

Time Ticking for Brexit By Klavs Valters In just over a year – on 29th March 2019 to be exact – Britain is scheduled to leave the European Union. It has been nearly a year since Theresa May triggered Article 50 and began the two-year proces...

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US Trade vs the World
January 30, 2018

US Trade vs the World   Since Donald Trump became the President of the United States in 2016, we have heard him say a lot about the "unbelievably bad" trade agreements the world’s largest economy has with some countries around the world. W...

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City of London Feeling the Brexit Effect
January 15, 2018

City of London Feeling the Brexit Effect By Klavs Valters Not a day goes by without Brexit being mentioned and we can expect more of this to continue for some time, even after Britain leaves the European Union next year. With the International Mone...

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UK Trade vs The World
January 10, 2018

UK Trade vs The World By Klavs Valters With the UK leaving the European Union next year, its trading arrangements with the bloc will change. How they will change will be determined over the coming months when both parties start the second phase of ...

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UK Making Post-Brexit Plans
January 5, 2018

UK Making Post-Brexit Plans By Klavs Valters   2018 is shaping up to be a defining year for the relationship between the United Kingdom and the European Union. After making sufficient progress in the first phase of negotiations, talks will no...

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Brexit Breakthrough
December 13, 2017

Brexit Breakthrough By Klavs Valters   After months of discussions and nearly a year and a half after the Brexit referendum took place, there has been a breakthrough in the Brexit talks. Both sides have now agreed on major key issues which wa...

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New sanctions imposed on North Korea
September 13, 2017

New sanctions imposed on North Korea by United Nations (UN) Security Council North Korea has been slapped with new sanctions after the detonation of a hydrogen bomb, an even more powerful nuclear weapon than the atomic bomb. The new resolutions widel...

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NAFTA Negotiations Begin
August 23, 2017

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 agreem...

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Jackson Hole Economic Symposium
August 21, 2017

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 e...

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War of Words US and North Korea Tensions
August 15, 2017

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 Pr...

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How Brexit will effect the finance industry
July 25, 2017

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 ...

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Qatar Turmoil Continues
July 10, 2017

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 ...

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

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 ...

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July update on Brexit
July 4, 2017

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 officia...

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Qatar Diplomatic Crisis
June 6, 2017

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 sh...

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