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PM Johnson Suspends Parliament in Bold Move

British MPs are crying afoul after PM Boris Johnson received the Queen’s approval to suspend Parliament from Sep 9 to resume on Oct 14. The move has further heightened the risk of a no-deal exit on Oct 31.
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ECB Signals Chance of Further Monetary Easing

While the European Central Bank (ECB) kept policy unchanged on 25 July, Citi expects more aggressive measures in September.
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UK: New Prime Minister, But Old Problems Still Loom Large

Boris Johnson took over from Theresa May on 24 July as UK PM and is committed to exiting the EU in October. The risks of a ‘no deal’ Brexit and a Labour-led coalition winning a UK general election are likely to restrain UK assets.
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UK: Calm Before Summer's Political Storms?

The UK is having a period of calm after the European Union extended the UK’s membership until 31st October, and after the resignation of Prime Minister May. How long could this last?
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Europe Increasingly at Risk from Ongoing Trade Dispute

The Eurozone’s growth is threatened by rising US-China trade tensions. The US may turn its attentions to EU trade in 2H 2019, with this risk further out and less certain.
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Positive Political Developments in UK and Europe

Positive Political Developments in UK and Europe

While political noise continues to linger in the background, more recently there has been positive news in UK and Europe, which if sustained, could potentially see a significant improvement in the global risk backdrop.
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