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UNITED KINGDOM

Brexit: here's what happens next

Anyone imagining that the UK's withdrawal from the European Union today (31 January) might mean things will go quiet on the Brexit front, they are likely to be disappointed...

By Simon Usherwood 31 Jan 2020

GLOBAL

Fear spreads easily. That's what gives the Wuhan coronavirus economic impact

One way to count the cost of the Wuhan coronavirus is by how many people catch it, and then how many die. Another is the direct financial costs of public health measures to treat those infected and contain its spread...

By Ilan Noy 30 Jan 2020

GLOBAL

How CEOs, experts and philosophers see the world's biggest risks differently

We live in a world threatened by numerous existential risks that no country or organisation can resolve alone, such as climate change, extreme weather and the coronavirus...

By Christopher Michaelson 28 Jan 2020

GLOBAL

Coronavirus does not look like a 'black swan' event - here are some reasons to be cautiously optimistic

The alarm is sounding again. The Asia financial markets were reasonably calm about the new coronavirus until the news of the lockdown of the whole city of Wuhan in China on 23 January...

By Zheng Wang 27 Jan 2020

GLOBAL

US is more relaxed about oil spike than Europe - which helps explain differences over Iran

Oil prices shot up following the US assassination of Iranian general Qassem Soleimani, rising more than $5 per barrel to more than $71 (£54) on January 6, its highest level since the Saudi oil refinery attack last September...

By Mueid Al Raee 15 Jan 2020

SOUTH AFRICA

Why the Bank of England will struggle to stop the economic fallout of a hard Brexit - and could even make it worse

The global economy is slowing. Most central banks are talking about cutting interest rates to boost the economic recovery...

By Huw Macartney 27 Sep 2019

SOUTH AFRICA

Brexit - a guide to the latest developments

As the United Kingdom's constitution continues to be tested, the Brexit fundamentals remain unchanged...

By Charles Brasted 17 Sep 2019

SOUTH AFRICA

Britain is stumbling towards an economic abyss

A growing number of UK and global investors will move their assets overseas as Britain stumbles towards an economic abyss. The country's economy shrank in the second quarter - the first time in seven years...

14 Aug 2019

UNITED KINGDOM

Boris Johnson: what first speech as prime minister suggests is in store for Britain

Boris Johnson's speech outside Number 10 Downing Street - his first as prime minister of the United Kingdom - was always going to be noteworthy...

By Simon Usherwood 26 Jul 2019

GLOBAL

Facebook's Libra has staggering potential - state control of money could end

The UN recognises 180 currencies worldwide as legal tender, all of them issued by nation states. It does not recognise cryptocurrencies like Bitcoin in this way, even if communities of enthusiasts have been treating them as a means of exchange for over a decade now...

By Gavin Brown 27 Jun 2019

GLOBAL

Litigation funding set to increase as asset class becomes mainstream

Litigation funding is becoming a mainstream asset class with the market set to double in the next five years, predicts Dilip N Massand of Legal Ventures...

22 Mar 2019

UNITED KINGDOM

Whatever happens now, Brexit has seriously damaged the UK financial services

Whatever happens next, Brexit has inflicted unprecedented damage on the UK's financial services industry - which makes up about 6.5% of Britain's GDP...

19 Mar 2019

UNITED KINGDOM

Theresa May loses another Brexit vote - is it time she just gave up?

With just over two weeks to go until Brexit, Theresa May has once again failed to get her Brexit deal through parliament, leaving complete uncertainty about where the nation goes next...

By Chris Stafford 13 Mar 2019

SOUTH AFRICA

Equities acquires Coventry property

Equites Property Fund, the high-end industrial property owner, has strengthened its UK portfolio with a deal worth nearly R700m...

By Alistair Anderson 19 Oct 2017

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