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Article 50: Theresa May takes first step towards Brexit 

Will Article 50 cause volatility as Theresa May pulls the trigger?
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As Brexit begins politicians stake out their positions

Anyone expecting fireworks in the wake of the triggering of Article 50 would have been disappointed, as the pound managed to hold up well.

Michael Hewson30 March 2017

Survey shows Britons still divided about Brexit impact

What does Brexit mean to people across the country and how will it affect their financial decisions over the coming months?

CMC Markets29 March 2017

Europe prepares for Article 50

All eyes are on the timing of today's confirmation by the UK that Article 50 will be triggered, setting in motion the start of the process leading to the UK's exit from the EU. ‎

Michael Hewson29 March 2017

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 dropped dramatically, 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

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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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