UK government extends airports' drone-restriction zone

Flight Global | February 20, 2019

The exclusion zone will be introduced on 13 March, the government states, in the wake of the serious drone-related disruption to London Gatwick operations last December. It says the change will “better protect” the country’s airports from operators who misuse the unmanned aerial vehicles. The government adds that it intends to supplement this restriction with extended police powers, to stop and search people suspected of breaching the restrictions, with a new piece of legislation to be introduced “in due course”. Police would also be able to access, with a warrant, electronic data stored on a drone.

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We expect U.S.-led reflation − rising nominal growth, wages and inflation − to accelerate, and see fiscal expansion gradually replacing monetary policy as an economic growth and market driver around the world. We discussed this, as well as the impact of technological change, the risk of a China credit bubble and the dynamics of investor risk appetite, at our semi-annual Outlook Forum. Our key views: Reflation implications: We see reflation taking root and believe global bond yields have bottomed. As a result, we prefer equities over fixed income and credit over government bonds. We see higher yields and steeper curves, and favor short- over long-duration bonds and value shares over bond-like equities.

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We expect U.S.-led reflation − rising nominal growth, wages and inflation − to accelerate, and see fiscal expansion gradually replacing monetary policy as an economic growth and market driver around the world. We discussed this, as well as the impact of technological change, the risk of a China credit bubble and the dynamics of investor risk appetite, at our semi-annual Outlook Forum. Our key views: Reflation implications: We see reflation taking root and believe global bond yields have bottomed. As a result, we prefer equities over fixed income and credit over government bonds. We see higher yields and steeper curves, and favor short- over long-duration bonds and value shares over bond-like equities.

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