This monthly commentary gives a roundup of global markets and trends.
In this edition:
- We consider how general elections globally could impact economies and stock markets
- Behind in the polls the UK Government may cut taxes whilst Labour seek closer ties with the EU
- In European elections centre-right parties could make gains and be able influence decisions including restricting environmental policies
- A tight US election result could be disputed and further polarise a divided America impacting markets
- However, despite political uncertainty and geopolitical risk emanating from the Middle East, as well as China and the US, the backdrop for stocks still looks positive
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