Vote Victory For May

Thursday, 17th January: She may have struggled to get her Brexit plans past the government on Tuesday evening, but on Wednesday evening Theresa May managed to hold onto power by winning a no-confidence vote by 325 to 306, but only has until the 21st January to publish her new Brexit plan which will be debated…

Inflation Slips on Lower Oil

Wednesday, January 16: Last night Theresa May was ever so unlucky, just missing out of MPs passing her Brexit deal through by 230 votes. This is the largest defeat for a sitting government in history. We now await a no-confidence vote and really have absolutely no idea what is going to happen. Regardless of the…

May the force be with you

Tuesday, January 15: It was, as expected, a volatile day for London shares. Ahead of the key Brexit vote that will take place after the close of play today, investors have been doing some last-minute positioning for what they believe will be the eventual outcome. The problem is the continual swings in momentum and never…

Goals Miss Target, with bars in need of Cuban Revolution

Monday, January 14: Given the crunch week for Brexit bringing the topic back to the forefront, the FTSE was unsurprisingly pushed lower to begin the week. We will try and leave the current parliamentary ‘pickle’ out as much as possible, as we’re sure that we’re all in the same well-informed but utterly perplexed boat. Fears…

Flybe Loses Altitude as Rumoured Brexit Delays Lift Pound

Friday, January 11: London commenced the day in the green before fading into the red as day progressed, prompted by stronger sterling on account of reports that the departure from the EU will be delayed past the initial March 29 date according to cabinet ministers. The sentiment hit the exporter heavy FTSE 100 which closed…

Tesco Triumphs in Christmas Trading as Card Factory Falters

Thursday, January 10: Markets stuttered overnight in Asia, though the FTSE 100(+0.52%) managed to eke out a gain despite any specific news with respect to US-China talks. Tesco outperformed the market with a 2.2% increase in sales as the British Retail Consortium declared that total retail sales were flat for the month of December and…