May 6, 2020

UK

The UK Economy has taken a huge hit in the past 4 weeks as government restrictions extend into May. Large parts of the economy have ground to a complete halt and many businesses are turning to government for help. UK composite PMI slumped to 12.29 in April, a record...

April 2, 2020

UK

The pound plummeted to multi-decade lows (since the mid-80s) on falling sentiment and concern over the UK’s approach to containing the coronavirus outbreak. Brexit was beginning to weigh on sterling prior to this so we’ve seen a bit of a double whammy for the currenc...

March 19, 2020

Introduction

The world continues to reel from the COVID-19 coronavirus pandemic. The sheer speed in which a public health emergency has turned into a global one and subsequently into an economic crisis, is shocking. What initially appeared to be a Chinese problem has ra...

March 18, 2020

A&J would like to assure clients during this time of uncertainty that we are open for business as usual and able to continue servicing client needs.

As a firm we have enacted the following measures:

  • Enabling staff to work remotely using company-secured devices and wi...

March 3, 2020

UK

The UK’s divorce from the EU is still front and centre, moving now from the process of leaving the bloc, to negotiating a trade deal with it. Rhetoric from both sides has been rather extreme, with both taking a hard stance on initial negotiating positions. The EU, dr...

February 4, 2020

UK

After three and a half years, two general elections and the most divisive referendum in memory, the UK has finally left the EU – at least formally – and is set to embark on what is shaping up to be a year of trade negotiations unprecedented in their perceived importa...

January 2, 2020

2019 was a positive year for global equity markets. US indices reached record highs and UK shares rebounded after what has been described as a “market friendly” election result. We saw the US & China pontificate on whether they were going to agree a preliminary trade d...