Stories we should be thinking about
Shall we start with the UK? I agree with this report via Markit that:
‘...much will depend on consumer confidence improving, which will in turn most likely hinge to a large extent on how Brexit negotiations affect the economic outlook’
(sourced from here )
And on the question of Brexit it looks like a politically messy next couple of years with articles like this one highlighting continued debates over the future UK/(continuing) EU legal relationship with quotes like:
"never mind Theresa May’s foolish red line we'll have the ECJ in all but name"
Of course the UK is not the only politically messy / spilling into the economy country...it appears that the US populace might prefer gas station sushi to their President in this great chart via @RANsquawk (overleaf)...
And of course this risks impacting the markets...
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