Beyond Brexit: The global headwinds and tailwinds facing UK equities

clock • 2 min read

Brexit uncertainty continues to act as a drag on the UK economy, holding back business investment and undermining consumer confidence.

The economy has shown a degree of resilience and is continuing to grow, but at a lower rate than before the 2016 referendum, with GDP forecast to rise by only about 1.2% in 2019.  Mark Barnett: Four key themes for UK equities (beyond Brexit) On a more bullish note, weaker sterling, while increasing import costs, makes exporters' goods and services more competitive in international markets and increases the value of overseas earnings. In reality, though, the global backdrop may have greater significance than Brexit for the UK equity market, given its international nature, with FTSE ...

To continue reading this article...

Join Investment Week for free

  • Unlimited access to real-time news, analysis and opinion from the investment industry, including the Sustainable Hub covering fund news from the ESG space
  • Get ahead of regulatory and technological changes affecting fund management
  • Important and breaking news stories selected by the editors delivered straight to your inbox each day
  • Weekly members-only newsletter with exclusive opinion pieces from leading industry experts
  • Be the first to hear about our extensive events schedule and awards programmes

Join now

 

Already an Investment Week
member?

Login

More on UK

UK inflation falls less than expected over March to 3.2%
UK

UK inflation falls less than expected over March to 3.2%

‘Signs of deeper persistence’

clock 17 April 2024 • 2 min read
Incoming BoE deputy governor Lombardelli: Bernanke review offers a 'great opportunity' to improve policymaking
UK

Incoming BoE deputy governor Lombardelli: Bernanke review offers a 'great opportunity' to improve policymaking

Treasury Committee hearing

Cristian Angeloni
clock 16 April 2024 • 3 min read
UK unemployment rate ticks up to 4.2% in cooling labour market
UK

UK unemployment rate ticks up to 4.2% in cooling labour market

Wage growth higher than expected

Valeria Martinez
clock 16 April 2024 • 2 min read
Trustpilot