2024

Amid reports of Britain overtaking France as Europe’s largest stock market, following Emmanuel Macron’s recent decision to call a snap election in France, and the impending UK election on July 4th, economic policy and forecasts are taking center stage.1,2 With this in mind, experts at City Index have shared their economic market predictions for the second half of 2024. EUR/USD “Our forecasts suggest more aggressive interest rate cuts from the ECB than the Fed through the rest of 2024, potentially boosting EUR/USD. With central banks pivoting, traders are eyeing the relative pace of rate cuts between the Fed and ECB as a critical factor.” GBP/USD “For the rest of 2024, GBP/USD shows…

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Is post-Brexit UK influencing mergers and acquisitions, or are new challenges emerging? The regulatory landscape is becoming increasingly complex for businesses. Scott Dylan, co-founder of Inc & Co, is a notable authority on company mergers. He examines how political changes, particularly post-Brexit, impact M&A decisions. The UK now requires up to 1,830 reports annually in key sectors, complicating matters for firms due to increased workload and significant fines for non-compliance. Despite Brexit, interest in acquiring UK companies from abroad remains high. In 2018, cross-border deals comprised 30% of the global market. Telecommunications, media, technology, and healthcare sectors are driving these…

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