13 November 2019
Stress in the UK’s financial markets eased last week, as purdah kicked in, ensuring Westminster took a back seat to global market speculation of a US-China trade deal.
05 November 2019
Stress in the financial markets nudged up during a tumultuous week that saw the EU grant an extension of the Brexit deadline to 31 January 2020, and Parliament grant Boris Johnson’s wish for a December 12 General Election.
29 October 2019
Stress in the UK financial markets diminished further at close of markets prior to the weekend, reflecting the likelihood that the EU would agree to delay Brexit. Indeed, yesterday the EU rubber-stamped a 31 January 2020 deadline thereby making the October 31 do-or-die date null and void.
18 October 2019
Boris Johnson and the EU reached a new Brexit deal in last minute talks yesterday (Thursday), giving reassurance to the foreign exchange market and a last-minute boost to the equity market.
14 October 2019
The RSM Brexit Stress Index saw a marked destressing this week after talks between UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson and the Republic of Ireland’s PM Leo Varadkar indicated a ‘pathway towards an agreement’.
23 September 2019
The RSM Brexit Stress Index rose slightly last week despite conciliatory tones regarding proposals for a Northern Ireland economic zone and seemingly more open dialogue towards renegotiation from Brussels.
18 September 2019
To say it’s been a chaotic few months (or years) at Westminster might be seen as an understatement. Nonetheless we are now just over 40 days away from leaving the European Union with a deal, leaving without a deal or agreeing to yet another extension.
05 September 2019
The RSM Brexit Stress Index reached its highest level since the June 2016 referendum to leave the EU, closing at 1.93, up from 1.85 the previous week, amid an increasingly volatile situation at Westminster.