Article 50: Theresa May takes first step towards Brexit

Will Article 50 cause volatility now Theresa May has pulled the trigger?

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Article 50 in focus as phoney war comes to an end

Will the triggering of Article 50 act as the catalyst for a further leg lower in current bearish sentiment towards the pound, particularly since short positions against sterling remain at record levels?

Michael Hewson28 March 2017

Market turmoil expected as Article 50's trigger is finally pulled

Following last summer’s referendum sterling was crushed, while the FTSE soared. The triggering of Article 50 has the potential to generate significant trading activity in GBP and UK stocks.

Colin Cieszynski24 March 2017

Sterling rallies as markets await political and monetary developments

The Brexit bill back in the House of Commons, with MPs expected to vote on whether to accept or reject two House of Lords amendments. ‎

Colin Cieszynski13 March 2017

Will Article 50 derail UK banks' recovery?

The past 12 months have seen UK banks start to show signs of a turnaround in sentiment as the majority attempt to put previous mistakes behind them.

Michael Hewson17 February 2017

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Learn more about Article 50

Read our informative articles and learn more about Article 50, including a timeline of key events, the possible outcomes and main players involved in negotiations.

How will the negotiations work?

Find out what Article 50 means and see the possible scenarios following the culmination of discussions.

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Sterling volatility to remain as Article 50 is triggered

Read our Chief Market Analyst Michael Hewson's view on the effect Article 50 could have on sterling.

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The headline players

Learn about the political players from both sides likely to play a key role in the Article 50 negotiations.

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Article 50 negotiations video

See our short video summarising how the UK's negotiations with the EU will work.

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Article 50 negotiations – the possible outcomes

Learn more about the potential outcomes following the two-year negotiation period with our infographic.

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Brexit & Article 50: the key dates

See our overview of key dates in the Brexit process, starting from David Cameron's 2013 referendum commitment.

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