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Re: Brexit watch
« Reply #405 on: January 03, 2017, 17:07:23 PM »
Yes, that is rather good news.

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Re: Brexit watch
« Reply #406 on: January 03, 2017, 17:15:04 PM »
http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/2016/12/30/britain-has-secured-15billion-extra-foreign-investment-since/

The Department for International Trade has attracted over £15 billion of foreign investment to the UK since the Brexit vote. Good times.


so £12Bn of that is from a European company (Denmark) for renewable energy projects by 2020 and £2.5bn from China for 25,000 modular homes.... do these sort of deals normally go on or are they because of the Referendum result?

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Re: Brexit watch
« Reply #407 on: January 03, 2017, 22:38:21 PM »

so £12Bn of that is from a European company (Denmark) for renewable energy projects by 2020 and £2.5bn from China for 25,000 modular homes.... do these sort of deals normally go on or are they because of the Referendum result?


The Daily Telegraph is transforming to the Daily Express before our eyes.  Amazing how Brexit can bring the worst out of people
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Re: Brexit watch
« Reply #408 on: January 03, 2017, 22:45:04 PM »
Yes, that is rather good news.


By all accounts the man has an encylopedic knowledge of the EU and its institutions and is closely connected to the movers and shakers.  I suppose that qualifies him as an expert and we all know the country is better run without them getting involved
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Re: Brexit watch
« Reply #409 on: January 08, 2017, 17:57:17 PM »

By all accounts the man has an encylopedic knowledge of the EU and its institutions and is closely connected to the movers and shakers.  I suppose that qualifies him as an expert and we all know the country is better run without them getting involved
The man played a large part in Cameron's hopeless pre-referendum negotiations with the EU (where he secured absolutely zilch). If he was a 'good' negotiator we'd probably not be leaving the EU. Good riddance to the pessimistic doom monger.

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Re: Brexit watch
« Reply #410 on: January 09, 2017, 00:22:46 AM »

The Daily Telegraph is transforming to the Daily Express before our eyes.  Amazing how Brexit can bring the worst out of people
;D   Classic 'Remoaning'.
Stick to The Guardian to preserve your faith in humanity ;)
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Re: Brexit watch
« Reply #411 on: January 09, 2017, 09:13:08 AM »
;D   Classic 'Remoaning'.
Stick to The Guardian to preserve your faith in humanity ;)


Well I think we're all probably guilty of going to sources to that tell us our World view is correct. That article from the Telegraph was horribly misleading though.
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Re: Brexit watch
« Reply #412 on: January 11, 2017, 10:53:53 AM »
LA-based social media company, Snapchat, to set up an HQ in London, from where it will conduct all international business.
Survey by The Federation of Small Businesses indicated confidence among its members is now at its highest since the referendum. Increasing confidence reflecting the fact that the UK ended 2016 with the fastest growing economy in the G7.
FTSE 100 finished the day on another high after a record-breaking nine-day run.
The incoming US administration appears to want to quickly conclude a trade deal with the U.K., rather than place it at the 'back of the queue', as suggested by the bullshitting Obama.
"There's nothing to fear but fear itself" as John Redwood, FDR and Neil Peart would put it.
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Re: Brexit watch
« Reply #413 on: January 11, 2017, 13:57:26 PM »
just wait til A50 is triggered, the FTSE will be a brave market then

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Re: Brexit watch
« Reply #414 on: January 11, 2017, 14:02:15 PM »
Data released today from the ONS for November show a mixed picture.
Trade deficit gap widens to £600m more than predicted (causing new pressures on sterling). Exports at record levels but imports sharply up too.
Construction growth down 0.2% (although house building continues to grow)
On the positive side, manufacturing grew to a, better than expected, 1.3%

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Re: Brexit watch
« Reply #415 on: January 11, 2017, 14:04:16 PM »
just wait til A50 is triggered, the FTSE will be a brave market then
I don't understand why that would be. That is just a 'notional' point at which negotiations are officially started. The market knows when it will be so I'm sure it is 'built-in' to the prices.

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Re: Brexit watch
« Reply #416 on: January 13, 2017, 00:38:18 AM »
the FTSE 100 simply shows current performance, 80% of the Companies that contribute deal in dollars, the weak pound is the reason behind its recent significant rise

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Re: Brexit watch
« Reply #417 on: January 13, 2017, 10:23:36 AM »
the FTSE 100 simply shows current performance, 80% of the Companies that contribute deal in dollars, the weak pound is the reason behind its recent significant rise
The index is built on sentiment as much as fundamentals.

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Re: Brexit watch
« Reply #418 on: January 13, 2017, 12:14:29 PM »

The Daily Telegraph is transforming to the Daily Express before our eyes.  Amazing how Brexit can bring the worst out of people

Come Dom, you're saying nothing. In any case there are considerably worse newspapers than the Telegraph - the Mirror, the Guardian for example.

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Re: Brexit watch
« Reply #419 on: January 13, 2017, 12:15:32 PM »

Well I think we're all probably guilty of going to sources to that tell us our World view is correct. That article from the Telegraph was horribly misleading though.

Could you explain how it misled?