Press comment: If Brexit deal cuts the mustard, headwinds to global economy start to lift
If you are writing about the new proposed deal for the UK’s departure from the European Union, please find the below comment from Sacha Chorley, portfolio manager at Quilter Investors, looking at what it means for investors:
“It has been quite remarkable to witness the Prime Minister pivot from no-deal looking like the most likely, and desired, outcome, to striking an accord with the European Union. Both sides have had to make big concessions, but given the change in narrative from Boris Johnson, this deal could potentially make the following negotiations with the EU around the future relationship more favourable.
“However, for investors the uncertainty remains. Brexit is still a long way from being realised with hurdles remaining on the horizon. First attention turns to parliament and getting this new deal through what has been a divided and often indecisive House of Commons. With no support from the DUP, uncertainty around Tory rebels and Labour still steadfastly refusing to vote for a Conservative negotiated deal, the process remains fraught with risks – and this is before future relationship and trade deal negotiations even begin with the EU and other countries.
“Should this deal cut the mustard with parliament, however, it takes away another crucial investment risk. Coupled with improved conversations emerging between the US and China on trade, and a better than expected earnings season chucked in for good measure, investors could see a positive end to the year. Some of headwinds to the global economy may just be starting to lift.”
Notes to Editors:
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