Brexit, mining and R&D

There was only ever one topic I could cover in this comment. As I write, it has been nearly a week since the Brexit furore on June 24, and the mood here in London is still one of disbelief, concern and uncertainty. The panic may have subsided but the effects of this life-changing referendum have not. In fact, they’ve only just begun.

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The shock immediately threw markets into chaos. On June 27, Sterling was at a 31-year low, the FTSE100 was down 2%, and some of the world’s biggest miners had seen share declines of up to 6.2%.