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Mark Carney: Interest rates may be cut

In his first speech following his initial response to the Brexit vote last week, Mark Carney said he has a number of options to stabilise the economy, Carney said he

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Mark Carney’s post-Brexit speech in full

Today I want to discuss what uncertainty means for the UK’s economic performance, and how the Bank of England can best respond to it. The result of the referendum is clear.

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What do the ratings cuts mean?

Following from the recent downgrades to UK debt, I believe more cuts are in the pipeline for UK sovereign debt. I suspect that supranationals, which rely on capitalisation from the

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Tullow Oil reassures market

In an update reported this morning, Tullow Oil said that it expects earnings in the first half to be lower, as a result of fall in output, in particular from

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Your Brexit checklist

On Friday 24 June, the announcement was made that the majority (52%) of Britons had voted to leave the European Union. It was an unprecedented day for the UK economy

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Schroders goes for gold

Schroders has announced the launch of Schroder ISF Global Gold. The fund will actively invest in global gold and other precious metals equities in a UCITS framework. The fund will

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Markets fragile despite recent gains

European stock indices are now up again after initial declines, as the volatility in the immediate wake of the Brexit vote continues to fade. We’ve had a two-day relief rally

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Tory leadership bids take new turn

In a surprise move, Michael Gove has announced that he will stand as a candidate to be the next Prime Minister resulting in fellow Leave campaigner Boris Johnson saying he

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Gold gets Brexit boost but is it a good buy?

Gold has a long history as a hedge in uncertain times and so its 13.8% rise (in sterling terms)1 on Friday after the UK voted to leave the EU is

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FTSE 100 – back to pre-Brexit level

However the performance of the overall index camouflages the very divergent fortunes of the stocks within it. Since last Thursday, around a third of FTSE 100 stocks have lost more