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A Very Blonde Christmas! Before you go off for your festive glüg, we could talk about the Catalonia election result. We could say that it reinforces the battle that Prime Minister Rajoy faces at the national level. A divided country, unable to vest its power in one particular party. We could flag up that this…

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Singing from the Same Song Sheet

Ahead of today’s UK Cabinet meeting, the Brexit Subcommittee met yesterday. Their brief, 90 minute discussion, was about the end state for the UK once it has left the EU. It has never met to discuss this before. And now, hallelujah, it turns out that they all agree! News outlets have heralded how united they…

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Not Your Average Fed Meeting

For all the talk of the dots and the projections and the statement and whether Janet will be wearing a polka dot blouse, this is a Fed meeting like no other. For a start, 5 of the 14 voters won’t be around for votes next year, either through retirement or because their vote rotates away…

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Central Banks: A Reminder

A veritable smorgasbord of central bank meetings awaits us this week, from the Big Three (Fed, ECB, BOE) to the more esoteric worlds of Turkey, Mexico and Chile (amongst others). It’s literally the last gasp before they all don their holiday garb and set off into the It’s-A-Wonderful-Life sunset. They may as well already pack…

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