Rational Thinking – Surveys show slowdown in British business Last Week GBP Brexit Party gave up 43 seats to help Conservative Party gain a majority. General election causing uncertainty. Sterling gained more than 8% since the start of September. USD The Federal Reserve put a stop to cutting interest rates. The FED have one more interest rate meeting before the end of the year. Week Ahead No data this week. Reaction to US-China trade talks. Reaction to UK Election.