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We produce regular analysis and commentary on the events that are shaping our client's worlds. Our podcasts feature interviews with leading figures from politics, business and economics, providing the inside track on the most pressing issues of the day. Our Week in Perspective newsletter provides a summary of the key events in financial markets and economics.

Week in Perspective

Shares volatile amid Turkish lira crisis

17 . 08 . 2018

The week began with a panic as the Turkish lira continued its freefall on Monday, taking its total fall against the US dollar to 45% this year and to 20% in the first two weeks of August alone. It......

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Pound weakens on fears of a no-deal Brexit

10 . 08 . 2018

The pound continued to weaken on fears of a no-deal Brexit, falling below $1.28 to its lowest exchange rate for the year against the dollar. Against the euro, sterling dipped below €1.11 - though t......

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Bank of England raises UK interest rates

03 . 08 . 2018

The Bank of England’s Monetary Policy Committee voted unanimously to raise interest rates by a quarter of a percentage point to 0.75%. The widely expected increase took the UK base rate to its......

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US economy grows at fastest rate since 2014

27 . 07 . 2018

The US economy grew at an annual rate of 4.1% in the second quarter of this year, its fastest rate of expansion since 2014. The acceleration in growth follows US GDP expanding at an annual rate of......

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Services drive UK economic rebound

13 . 07 . 2018

The UK economy rebounded in the three months to the end of May following its weak start to the year, official data showed this week. The economy expanded 0.2% in the three months to the end of May,......

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