Christmas Features 2017 

UK equities: crushing the saboteurs

UK equities: crushing the saboteurs

Surrendering to fortune, last year’s review of the London market suggested a few negative scenarios for 2017. Destabilising Brexit talks, faster-than-expected interest rate rises, and the oil cartel failing to see through its cuts to production. But a fourth and less severe option was also posed – that commodity prices would hold their gains, with Brent crude continuing its resurgence, and the UK economy would muddle through.

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