The U.K. received a reprieve from the constant pressure of coming up with a viable Brexit package this week when the EU gave it until October 31 to come up with a new plan. Conditions on the extension, however, mean that the U.K. must elect members to the European Parliament in May, or it will again be faced with the threat of a disorderly exit come June 1.
Brexit continues to be the top news story affecting volatility in all markets, followed by further apparent progress in the U.S.-China trade talks. President Trump now appears to be taking aim on Mexico as the next target of his tariffs, despite an economic agreement between the two countries earlier this year that has yet to be ratified.
1. The UK parliament voted no on Theresa May’s Brexit package for the third and final time this week, sparking a massive protest march by pro-Brexit supporters who sincerely want the UK to exit the EU in an “orderly fashion”. 2. The seasonally adjusted number of Americans filing initial claims for state unemployment dropped by…
The uncertainty surrounding Brexit continues to be a top news item to watch, particularly as signs increase that a global recession may be building up steam.
1. Economic data out of the U.S., China and Europe were primary factors for market volatility this week. The Non-Farm Payrolls report for February will be closely watched when it is released on Friday for further indication that the U.S. economy might be slowing. 2. The seasonally adjusted number of Americans filing initial claims for…
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