All Wilmington Wire Posts

Japan’s Snap Elections – Shinzo Abe’s Likely Re-Election is Constructive for Japanese Equities

Clement K. Miller |
Wilmington Wire
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October 17, 2017—Japan holds general elections on October 22. Polls suggest Prime Minister Shinzo Abe’s Liberal Democratic Party (LDP) will secure its current large majority of seats. ‎   Abe’s personal popularity has sagged due to family and cabinet scandals. Nevertheless, voters welcome an improving local economy and support his plans to strengthen the armed forces

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Brexit Negotiations Continue to Stumble

Meghan Shue |
Wilmington Wire
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October 16, 2017— On Thursday, the European Union (EU) and UK concluded their fifth round of Brexit negotiations. At this point—sixteen months since the Brexit referendum vote—six months since the invocation of Article 50 (to formally start the two-year clock for Brexit negotiations)—and several rounds deep into negotiations—one would think the two sides would have

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Catalan Independence Conflict—Limited Investment Implications

Clement K. Miller |
Wilmington Wire
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October 9, 2017— On October 1, the pro-independence government of Catalonia in Spain (Europe’s fourth-largest equity market) held an independence referendum: Ever since Spain became a democratic Kingdom in 1975, Catalonia, the nation’s wealthiest region, has agitated for increasing autonomy  Catalans speak their own language, distinct from Spanish  ‎ The quest of many Catalans for

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