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Markets and the Tipping Point

Since the start of 2018, volatility and risk have returned to markets. After a very quiet 2017, this should not surprise us; indeed the bigger question is not why markets are more volatile than last year, but why, given the political and economic backdrop, they are not more nervous still.

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What the EU really wants from Brexit

With Mrs May’s speech last Friday, the UK government has completed its series of statements to the EU, and we now have a clearer idea of what London wants from the coming negotiations. But what does the EU want?

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The Response to Populism

Our previous articles in this series have described how populist movements usually contain inherent contradictions, and how as a result they often self-destruct over time as they come into conflict with reality. But it would be wrong to assume that, given this, orthodox politicians only need hold their nerve and wait for populism to “blow over”.

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Populism in practice

In our previous two articles in this series we have considered what gives rise to populism and how it operates. In this article we look at how populism works in practice when it does attain power, and how current populist administrations are faring.

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