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.... These days he is chief economic adviser to Allianz, the German financial powerhouse that owns Pimco and where the former UK prime minister Gordon Brown is another adviser. One of El-Erian’s signals of trouble in the system is Brexit. ... [Read full article on Guardian ]
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. European Council President Donald Tusk has called on the UK to come up with a "serious response" on what will happen to EU citizens in Britain after Brexit. ... [Read full article on BBC ]
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....com, echoed this sentiment: "Alarm bells will be ringing for Britons with wages continuing to fall. This could cause a headache for the government over the standard of living in post-Brexit Britain in the run up to next month's general election. ... [Read full article on BBC ]
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. Employers in the UK are struggling to fill vacancies after the sharpest drop for more than a year in the number of available candidates, according to a report that points to more recruitment difficulties ahead once Brexit bites. ... [Read full article on Guardian ]
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....2m in 2015. Japan’s SoftBank, founded by Masayoshi Son, has developed a taste for UK tech firms after controversially buying Arm Holdings, the Cambridge-based chip designer , after the Brexit vote last year for £24. ... [Read full article on Guardian ]
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.... China needs no puppet states,” it added, describing the summit as a chance not “to assert a new hegemony, but an opportunity to bring an old one to an end”. Peter Cai, a fellow from Australia’s Lowy Institute, said the two-day forum was Xi’s latest attempt to burnish his credentials as a responsible world leader in a post-Trump, post-Brexit world. ... [Read full article on Guardian ]
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....The bank said the purchase reflected its thriving existing business in Dublin, where it employs 500 staff. However, the new office may provide space for hundreds of JP Morgan workers who it plans to relocate from London following the Brexit decision. ... [Read full article on BBC ]
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.... Gulliver said he did this so that his taxed bonus earnings to remain private from his colleagues. HSBC repeated that it expected to transfer up to 1,000 staff to its Paris office as a result of Brexit. ... [Read full article on Guardian ]
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....The developer, Jamm, insists that sales are robust and that “this is absolutely not a sign of desperation”. Director Tim Jackson said: “There is a lot of nervousness out there with the election and Brexit, and buyers are looking for excuses not to buy. ... [Read full article on Guardian ]
Wednesday 3rd of May 2017 06:10:32 PM
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....Maier, a firm supporter of the remain campaign in the run-up to the EU referendum, has quickly become the go-to expert on the future of British industry. When he met the Guardian, he was preparing to appear on BBC1’s Question Time in Wigan, alongside panellists including the Brexit secretary, David Davis, and the Ukip leader, Paul Nuttall. ... [Read full article on Guardian ]
Sunday 7th of May 2017 03:12:10 PM
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. The UK's richest 1,000 people "kept calm and carried on making billions" amid the Brexit vote of 2016, according to the Sunday Times Rich List. ... [Read full article on BBC ]
Sunday 7th of May 2017 12:04:04 AM
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....Prime Minister Theresa May has promised a "mainstream government that would deliver for mainstream Britain". Launching the Conservative manifesto, Mrs May said a strong economy and delivering Brexit were top priorities. ... [Read full article on BBC ]
Wednesday 17th of May 2017 09:26:25 PM
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....The survey found the main source of new work came from the domestic market, but there was a "solid increase in new export business" due to a combination of better global economic conditions and the weakening of the pound. The fall in the value of the pound since the Brexit vote in June has made UK goods cheaper for foreign buyers, but has also pushed up the cost of imports for UK companies. ... [Read full article on BBC ]
Tuesday 2nd of May 2017 09:23:58 AM
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....A spokesperson at Dyson said they were "shocked and delighted". Sir James, a high profile campaigner for Brexit, had previously argued that EU law discriminated in favour of his company's rivals, which include Germany's Bosch and Siemens. ... [Read full article on BBC ]
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. A state-owned Swedish company has become the latest European firm to enter the UK’s lucrative energy market, as Britain’s appeal to continental power suppliers shows no sign of abating after the Brexit vote. ... [Read full article on Guardian ]
Monday 1st of May 2017 08:00:24 AM
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....”. Supermarkets including Tesco are braced for a choppy year ahead, as the sharp fall in the value of the pound since the Brexit vote pushes up the price of imported foods and ingredients. ... [Read full article on Guardian ]
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...."However, our system has a clear gap in that we don't have enough provision for people who have already started their careers, and employers are not investing to fill this gap. "To respond to the huge changes facing Scotland around demographic, technological and climate change - and of course Brexit - we're going to have to focus on retrofitting the current workforce to provide them with the skills they need, to deliver the inclusive economic growth we wish to see. ... [Read full article on BBC ]
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....JP Morgan is widely reported to be in talks to buy a Dublin office big enough to hold more than 1,000 workers. Since the Brexit referendum last year, European cities have lined up to try and woo financial services companies to move operations there to continue serving European clients. ... [Read full article on BBC ]
Wednesday 3rd of May 2017 12:42:46 PM
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. Superdry has emerged as one of the winners from the Brexit vote, as the weakness of the pound boosted the clothing brand’s performance overseas. ... [Read full article on Guardian ]
Thursday 11th of May 2017 04:39:17 PM
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....The Bank also highlighted that its current forecasts were based on the assumption that "the adjustment to the United Kingdom's new relationship with the European Union is smooth". Mr Carney characterised a "smooth" Brexit as the UK securing "an agreement about future trading arrangements and there will be a transition, or an implementation period, from the negotiation to that new agreement". ... [Read full article on BBC ]
Thursday 11th of May 2017 11:26:30 AM
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....Investec analyst Kate Calvert has pencilled in pre-tax profits of £603m for the year to 31 March – down from £690m a year ago as the combination of rising costs and falling sales eats into the company’s profitability. “M&S is playing catch up in a difficult mid-market position,” said Calvert who said the collapse in the value of the pound since the Brexit vote would add to the pressures faced by management this year as the cost of imported goods rises. ... [Read full article on Guardian ]
Sunday 21st of May 2017 10:16:45 AM
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. US bank JP Morgan is buying a landmark office building in Dublin in a significant boost for the Irish capital as European cities compete to lure financial institutions away from London in the wake of the Brexit vote. ... [Read full article on Guardian ]
Monday 15th of May 2017 11:23:31 AM
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....As negotiations between the EU and British government appear to take a turn for worse, concerns are growing that failure to reach an exit deal could leave many industries facing steep tariff barriers in future – something government ministers hope could be offset by opportunities in other international export markets. The latest Lords report on the implications of Brexit exposes particularly high dependency on the single market and associated EU trade deals among British farmers and food manufacturers. ... [Read full article on Guardian ]
Tuesday 2nd of May 2017 11:01:13 PM
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.... Stability should mean agile adjustment to changing circumstances, rather than rigid adherence to a fixed point of view. It’s too early to know whether this is actually what May means when she touts her strong and stable leadership line, but in the face of the mind-bogglingly complex Brexit that lies ahead, one can only hope. ... [Read full article on Guardian ]
Tuesday 23rd of May 2017 06:00:45 AM
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. Up to 1,000 bankers working for JP Morgan in the City of London are to be relocated to Dublin, Frankfurt and Luxembourg as the US bank becomes the latest to set out Brexit plans. ... [Read full article on Guardian ]
Wednesday 3rd of May 2017 11:36:23 AM
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....3% in this age group, Barclays 17% and the Co-op Group 26%. While it is still uncertain what sort of agreement the next government will strike with the EU over freedom of movement, many employers are concerned about filling skilled and non-skilled jobs after Brexit. ... [Read full article on BBC ]
Tuesday 23rd of May 2017 11:27:18 AM
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....5% to about 11,700, the company said. It joins firms such as Google, Facebook and Amazon in boosting its UK job numbers since last year's Brexit vote. ... [Read full article on BBC ]
Wednesday 17th of May 2017 03:17:59 PM
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.... . The fall in letter deliveries was at the higher end of expectations, with the company blaming uncertainty over the Brexit referendum for the decline. ... [Read full article on BBC ]
Thursday 18th of May 2017 06:33:54 AM
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. Big banks in the City could shift at least 9,000 roles out of the UK as a result of Brexit, according to a tally of job warnings since the EU referendum. ... [Read full article on Guardian ]
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UK lobbies Europe to dilute flagship energy efficiency law image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Sunday 28th of May 2017 01:06:30 PM
. The UK is lobbying Europe to water down a key energy-saving target despite the fact it will not take effect until after Brexit, according to leaked documents that sparked warnings that energy bills could rise and jobs put at risk. ...
Far from ‘strong and stable’, May’s economic plan is weak and unstable image
.... She saw the opportunity of a presidential election in which she would be a handbag-wielding, Brussels-vanquishing Margaret Thatcher figure up against Jeremy Corbyn’s Michael Foot. The idea was to keep the focus on the need to have a “strong” prime minister to deliver Brexit and – as far as possible – divert attention from the government’s less than impressive economic record. ...
This election ignores the most pressing issue: our economic outlook is disastrous | Laura Gardiner image
....This is clearly a very different sort of general election campaign. Conducted in advance of a Brexit process that will profoundly reshape Britain, the focus is on the nature of the deal and the leadership qualities of those vying to negotiate it. ...
Labour’s hope doesn’t usually play well in an age of anxiety image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Saturday 27th of May 2017 04:00:32 PM
....It seems crazy to argue that the election will be determined by the economy when events have focused the electorate’s attention on national security and the judgment of the main political leaders. Last year’s Brexit vote illustrated many things, among them the propensity of voters to disregard short-term effects on their personal finances in favour of high ideals for a better world, whatever they felt that to be. ...
Brighter skies over eurozone as growth and employment pick up image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Saturday 27th of May 2017 03:00:30 PM
....What a difference a few months make. As 2017 opened, eurozone politicians still raw from the shock of the Brexit vote and Donald Trump’s presidential triumph were nervously awaiting elections in the Netherlands and France. ...
FTSE reaches record high as UK opinion poll spooks sterling image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Friday 26th of May 2017 06:37:09 PM
....28, its lowest in a month and more than two cents below last week’s six-month highs. Many of the UK’s biggest companies earn the majority of their earnings in dollars and have enjoyed a strong surge in earnings since the Brexit vote, which triggered a near 25% fall in the pound before settling at around 15% in recent months. ...
Student housing tempts wealthy investors image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Friday 26th of May 2017 05:08:32 PM
....Investor demand for student accommodation blocks is so strong that some potential buyers were forced to stand during presentations at a student housing investment conference in a ballroom in Covent Garden, central London this week. James Pullan, the head of student property at property consultancy Knight Frank, said demand for investment in student accommodation was riding high despite concerns that Brexit might reduce the number of high-spending foreign students coming to the UK. ...
Petrofac's move to appease SFO offers fuel for thought | Nils Pratley image
....The cartel can keep trying – but the only thing it has proved so far is the resilience of the US shale industry. City Week is “the premier gathering of the international financial services community”, or so the blurb says, and, no doubt, important people had vital things to say about Brexit, Trump and so on. ...
Electric bikes help power cycle sales at Halfords image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Thursday 25th of May 2017 05:38:37 PM
....5% to £75. 4m, largely down to fall in the pound’s value since the Brexit vote, which increased the cost of buying goods from overseas. ...
EU roaming charges banned from June, plus the rogue buyers exploiting eBay image
....The cost of using your phone in Europe will be just the same as at home from June 15. Will Brexit reverse this hard-won victory? Miles Brignall reports. ...
How has the Brexit vote affected the UK economy? May verdict image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Thursday 25th of May 2017 11:15:32 AM
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Apple's Jonathan Ive says immigration vital for UK firms image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Thursday 25th of May 2017 09:43:14 AM
.... . Some technology firms fear they may lose access to talent after Brexit. ...
Net migration to the UK falls to 248,000 in 2016 image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Thursday 25th of May 2017 09:29:15 AM
.... . Britain's settlement following departure from the bloc is expected to include restrictions on free movement rules, although the precise arrangements for post-Brexit immigration are yet to be thrashed out. ...
UK economy slows more than expected as inflation hits spending image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Thursday 25th of May 2017 09:24:06 AM
. The UK economy slowed even more sharply than first thought in the opening months of this year as rising prices in the wake of the Brexit vote took their toll on consumer spending. ...
UK car production falls at fastest rate in more than two​-​and​-​a​-​half years image
....The drop in car production echoed the trend in new car sales, which fell 20% in April compared with a year earlier, as government cuts to subsidies for green cars and a rise in prices hit demand. The UK car industry backed the remain camp in the run-up to the EU referendum and SMMT members are fearful about possible tariffs being imposed on parts imported from the EU after Brexit. ...
Dixons Carphone says consumers keep spending image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Wednesday 24th of May 2017 08:16:44 AM
....Dixons now expected annual pre-tax profits to be between £485m to £490m. Chief executive Seb James said Brexit had not changed consumer behaviour. ...
M&S profits dive by nearly two-thirds as clothing sales slide image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Wednesday 24th of May 2017 06:59:23 AM
....Rowe is facing strong headwinds as he tries to revive M&S’s clothing business. Britons are spending less on clothing at a time when profit margins are being squeezed by the weakness of the pound since the Brexit vote, which is pushing up the cost of imported goods. ...
Hard Brexit 'could impact Northern Ireland legal profession' image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Wednesday 24th of May 2017 05:42:52 AM
. A hard Brexit could have drastic consequences for the legal profession in Northern Ireland, according to the International Bar Association. ...
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If London subsidises the rest of the UK, where does that leave Scotland? | Nils Pratley image
....Yet two conclusions seem clear. First, if Brexit presents challenges for London, with its heavy weighting towards financial services, the problem is the rest of the UK’s too. ...
Nationwide profits drop 18% as it shields savers from interest rate cuts image
....Nationwide Building Society’s profits slumped last year after it shielded savers from the full extent of the Bank of England’s interest rate cuts. As the UK’s largest building society reported a 18% fall in profit to £1bn, its chief executive, Joe Garner, said customers were alert to the economic risks associated with the Brexit negotiations and forecast that house price growth would slow to its lowest pace in four years to 2% in 2017. ...
Firms pledge to recruit more over-50s image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Tuesday 23rd of May 2017 11:27:18 AM
....3% in this age group, Barclays 17% and the Co-op Group 26%. While it is still uncertain what sort of agreement the next government will strike with the EU over freedom of movement, many employers are concerned about filling skilled and non-skilled jobs after Brexit. ...
Nationwide profits hit by low interest rates image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Tuesday 23rd of May 2017 07:20:53 AM
....The Bank of England cut its benchmark interest rate to a record low of 0. 25% last summer following the Brexit vote. ...
No bailout funds for Greece as eurozone finance chiefs fail to agree deal image
....A meeting of the eurozone’s 19 finance ministers broke up late on Monday night, amid a row with the International Monetary Fund about Greece’s debt burden. The standoff came just hours after France and Germany pledged to deepen co-operation in the single currency and seize Brexit opportunities for their banking industries. ...
Forget 'strong and stable' – leadership is about knowing your weaknesses image
.... Stability should mean agile adjustment to changing circumstances, rather than rigid adherence to a fixed point of view. It’s too early to know whether this is actually what May means when she touts her strong and stable leadership line, but in the face of the mind-bogglingly complex Brexit that lies ahead, one can only hope. ...
RBS could rob us of the chance to see Fred Goodwin grilled in court | Nils Pratley image
....Xavier Rolet should keep shouting. The chief executive of London Stock Exchange thinks costs to investors could increase by €100bn (£86bn) over five years if the European Union, after Brexit, insists on moving large chunks of clearing activity to its own patch. ...
EU's Barnier refuses to imagine UK Brexit talks walkout image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Monday 22nd of May 2017 01:08:19 PM
. The European Union's chief Brexit negotiator, Michel Barnier, has said he does not want to consider the chance that talks on the UK's exit from the EU could collapse. ...
EU accused of anti-City 'protectionism' image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Monday 22nd of May 2017 08:19:45 AM
. Former Conservative party treasurer Michael Spencer has denounced efforts by some EU countries to strip London of key financial services after Brexit. ...
Average asking price for homes in UK hits record high of £317,000 image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Monday 22nd of May 2017 05:01:14 AM
. Asking prices for UK homes hit a new record high over the past month as families in search of bigger properties brushed aside uncertainty caused by Brexit and June’s general election. ...
Church of England fund sees 'stellar' returns image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Sunday 21st of May 2017 06:34:39 PM
.... . The Church Commissioners said the performance had been partly driven by the drop in the pound following the Brexit vote, but said strong returns from its investments in global equities, private equity and timber had been "equally helpful". ...
Church of England made stunning 17% return on investments in 2016 image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Sunday 21st of May 2017 01:08:44 PM
....The church’s fund’s outperformance over the past decade has slightly outpaced even the Yale Endowment fund, which is rated by the Financial Times (paywall) as the most admired in the sector. The Church Commissioners, whose target is making a return of inflation plus five percentage points, said it had been partly aided in 2016 by sterling’s weakness after the Brexit vote, with the fall in the value of the pound accounting for about half the gains made on its equity portfolio. ...
Marks & Spencer to report slump in clothing sales after short-lived boost image
....Investec analyst Kate Calvert has pencilled in pre-tax profits of £603m for the year to 31 March – down from £690m a year ago as the combination of rising costs and falling sales eats into the company’s profitability. “M&S is playing catch up in a difficult mid-market position,” said Calvert who said the collapse in the value of the pound since the Brexit vote would add to the pressures faced by management this year as the cost of imported goods rises. ...
Forget Brexit, the real challenge is creating enough wealth for an ageing population image
....Roll the clock back a year and Britain was in the middle of the EU referendum battle. The remain side was warning about the economic consequences of Brexit; the leave side was extolling the benefits of taking back control. ...
Brexit and the coming food crisis: ‘If you can’t feed a country, you haven’t got a country’ image
.... The recipients were his seasonal workforce, some of the 3,000 pickers from Bulgaria, Romania and elsewhere who come here each year to get the harvest in, and without whom the business would simply not exist. “I wanted them to know that in the face of the vote for Brexit we would hang together as a family,” he says now, standing amid the mobile homes his workers live in during the summer months. ...
From tax to Brexit, the Tories will do anything to stay in power image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Sunday 21st of May 2017 06:00:47 AM
.... What I find interesting about the broad thrust of the manifestos of both main parties is that, in their own way, the Conservatives and Labour are slowly abandoning the pretence that we can have Scandinavian levels of public service with US levels of taxation. I am not sure that this applies to the lunatic fringe of Tory Brexiters. ...
Car loans, low rates, second mortgages: all the ingredients for a new credit crunch image
....But while this appears to set RBS apart from a Lloyds now freed from taxpayer support, the two banks’ fortunes are more closely tied than ever. In their efforts to throw off the 2008 crisis, they have abandoned their international ambitions and focused on the UK – just at a time when Brexit is threatening the economy. ...
Paul Polman: ‘I could boost Unilever shares. But cutting costs is not our way’ image
....The UK takeover rules are, he argues, more liberal than in the US or the Netherlands. “You have to have a discussion of why these differences are there, and whether you are putting yourself in a good position or a bad position, especially at the time of Brexit and many other things. ...
Ikea seeks to make more products in UK to fend off post-Brexit vote price rises image
. Ikea is considering making more products in the UK as the Swedish furniture chain bids to fend off Brexit-led price rises. ...
Thank you EU for banning rip-off mobile roaming charges from 15 June image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Saturday 20th of May 2017 06:00:17 AM
....Following a long campaign and a series of staged roaming price cuts, the commission will finally put in place a long-cherished aim – the ability of Europeans to make same-cost mobile calls and data downloads irrespective of which EU country they are in. But fears remain that once Brexit takes place the gains could be reversed. ...
Brexit clouds gather over Chelsea flower show as sponsorship wilts image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Friday 19th of May 2017 05:57:59 PM
....”. Nick Mattingley, shows director of the RHS, said sponsorship suffered as the timing of applications coincided with last summer’s Brexit referendum. ...
Sterling's fall buoys UK manufacturers as export orders rise image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Friday 19th of May 2017 01:17:38 PM
. UK factories have cashed in on the sharp fall in the pound since the Brexit vote, with export orders at the joint highest level in three and a half years. ...
German business leaders urge Tories to rethink plan to leave single market image
. German industrialists have warned that British hopes of their support in Brexit negotiations are misplaced and could backfire with dangerous consequences for international trade. ...
Price rises caused by Brexit a big worry for UK consumers, survey finds image
. British consumers are bracing themselves for an expensive and uncertain post-Brexit future, with four out of five fearing price rises on household essentials such as food, drink and clothing, a survey has revealed. ...
What does increased consumer spending really mean for the UK? image
Source : Daily Express [Read Article] Thursday 18th of May 2017 03:47:00 PM
....7 per cent on the year in April. The surge in price pressures is largely to do with the depreciation in pound exchange rates recorded in the months following the UK’s decision to Brexit from the European Union. ...
May's manifesto is birth of third way Conservatism image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Thursday 18th of May 2017 01:15:48 PM
.... The pledge to cut net migration to the tens of thousands has been retained but without any notion of how the target will be achieved. It would be missed even if, in the aftermath of Brexit, there was a complete ban on workers arriving from the EU. ...
Surprise surge in UK retail sales powers pound to eight-month high image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Thursday 18th of May 2017 10:39:36 AM
....3% rate of inflation in the same period. “The latest data showed shoppers continued to shrug off any Brexit and political uncertainty with retail sales beating even the most optimistic expectations,” said Richard Lim, chief executive of the consultancy Retail Economics. ...
Royal Mail posts strong rise in profits as parcels improve image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Thursday 18th of May 2017 06:33:54 AM
.... . The fall in letter deliveries was at the higher end of expectations, with the company blaming uncertainty over the Brexit referendum for the decline. ...
EU insists trade deals must meet its labour  and competition standards image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Thursday 18th of May 2017 06:21:29 AM
. Countries seeking a trade deal with the EU should meet European standards on labour law and fair competition, one of the bloc’s most senior officials has said in remarks that reinforce Brexit red lines. ...
Conservative manifesto: Theresa May targets mainstream Britain' image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Wednesday 17th of May 2017 09:26:25 PM
....Prime Minister Theresa May has promised a "mainstream government that would deliver for mainstream Britain". Launching the Conservative manifesto, Mrs May said a strong economy and delivering Brexit were top priorities. ...
The Guardian view on the economy: it’s bad | Editorial image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Wednesday 17th of May 2017 06:48:00 PM
.... At best, the outlook is for living standards to fall this year and stagnate in 2018. Depending on how the economy performs during the Brexit negotiations, it could be worse than that. ...
Ikea to create 1,300 new UK jobs image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Wednesday 17th of May 2017 03:17:59 PM
....5% to about 11,700, the company said. It joins firms such as Google, Facebook and Amazon in boosting its UK job numbers since last year's Brexit vote. ...
Ikea to create 1,300 UK jobs in three new stores image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Wednesday 17th of May 2017 10:02:07 AM
....These improvements come as retailers and other businesses face the potential loss of workers from the EU. Uncertainty about post-Brexit employment and residency rights, and the slump in the value of the pound, which has devalued wages in euro terms, have combined to make hiring more difficult. ...
Government accused of ignoring workers' plight as UK faces pay squeeze image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Wednesday 17th of May 2017 09:24:55 AM
....“The big question for every party is – what’s your plan to get Britain’s wages rising again?”. Liberal Democrat spokesman Vince Cable said:“This squeeze on living standards is almost certainly caused by the falling pound since the Brexit vote. ...
UK wage growth lags inflation for first time since mid-2014 image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Wednesday 17th of May 2017 08:33:02 AM
....com, echoed this sentiment: "Alarm bells will be ringing for Britons with wages continuing to fall. This could cause a headache for the government over the standard of living in post-Brexit Britain in the run up to next month's general election. ...
London is still a global draw despite Brexit, says British Land image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Wednesday 17th of May 2017 07:59:48 AM
. London is still a big draw for global banks and institutions despite the uncertainty created by Brexit, according to one of the UK’s biggest property companies. ...
The safety-first for savers and pensioners trying to secure shares image
Source : Daily Express [Read Article] Wednesday 17th of May 2017 12:01:00 AM
.... . Savers who have shunned risky shares may now be tempted to take the plunge but many will be unsure about investing at today’s highs, with the clock ticking on the General Election and Brexit. ...
Lloyds reaches landmark as government sells final shares image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Tuesday 16th of May 2017 04:45:44 PM
....Nearly £200bn of problem loans and businesses have been sold off and the bank has given up its international ambitions. Once operating in 30 countries, it now remains in just six – leaving it open to concern that it is vulnerable to any economic slowdown in the UK caused by Brexit. ...
Sales growth grinds to a halt for TK Maxx image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Tuesday 16th of May 2017 03:15:57 PM
....In Europe, sales in the UK were weaker than on the continent. Executives said they are taking wait-and-see approach, pointing to uncertainty related to Brexit. ...
UK inflation: How could latest figures impact an international property purchase? image
.... . Of course the UK general election and Brexit negotiations are going to be other major drivers of movement in pound exchange rates in the weeks ahead. ...
Labour manifesto: Extra £48.6bn in tax revenue to fund pledges image
....SNP deputy leader Angus Robertson claimed the manifesto was full of "headline-chasing policy announcements" - adding that many of the pledges were already being delivered in Scotland by the SNP administration. Liberal Democrat former cabinet minister Alistair Carmichael condemned Labour's approach to Brexit, accusing it of "failing to stand up for our membership of the single market and refusing to give you the final say over the Brexit deal". ...
Global stock markets: what's driving the record rises – and will they continue? image
.... But over the weekend, Merkel’s CDU defeated its rival SPD in regional elections, suggesting Merkel has little to worry about in September’s poll. As for the UK election, Theresa May’s Conservatives appear so far ahead that a shock result looks unlikely and investors are hoping a strong Tory majority will head off the threat of a chaotic Brexit. ...
House prices in UK shift to lower gear image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Tuesday 16th of May 2017 10:33:40 AM
...."It is now abundantly clear that the housing market is in its softest patch for several years," said Samuel Tombs, chief UK economist at Pantheon Macroeconomics, pointing to early indications of a significant fall in prices of new-builds. "Looking ahead, it is very hard to see growth in central London prices recovering, given that valuations look stretched, the financial sector is facing an uncertain post-Brexit future and volatility in sterling is undermining property's safe-haven appeal for overseas investors. ...
EU countries to decide on Singapore trade deal image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Tuesday 16th of May 2017 09:52:08 AM
....An EU-Singapore free trade deal cannot take effect fully unless parliaments in all 28 member states approve it, the EU's top court has decided. The legal opinion at the European Court of Justice (ECJ) could delay progress towards a UK free trade deal with the EU during the Brexit negotiations. ...
Energy price rises help drive UK inflation up to 2.7% image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Tuesday 16th of May 2017 09:04:59 AM
....The economy has grown over the last two years in response to a surge in consumer spending, fuelled largely by an increase in credit. But the fall in the value of sterling following the Brexit vote has pushed up the prices of imports, especially of food and clothing. ...
Vodafone reports hefty loss after hit from Indian unit image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Tuesday 16th of May 2017 08:12:13 AM
....6%. On Brexit, Mr Colao said he had no plans to follow other multinational UK-based businesses in moving some operations overseas. ...
EasyJet half-year loss widens on weaker pound image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Tuesday 16th of May 2017 07:28:42 AM
....The airline recorded a loss of £212m in the six months to March. That compares with a loss of £21m in the same period a year ago, when Easter was in March and before the pound was hit by the Brexit vote. ...
General election 2017: Lib Dems promise £100-a-week for entrepreneurs' living costs image
.... . Mr Farron will suggest that by pursuing a so-called "hard Brexit", which is likely to see the UK leave the EU's single market and customs union, the Conservatives have "lost the right" to call themselves the party of business. ...
Labour reveals 'fat cat' tax pledge aimed at reining in excessive pay image
....The Tories hit back at Corbyn and described his policies as a shambles. The chief secretary to the Treasury, David Gauke, said: “His economic ideas are nonsensical, his views on national security indefensible – and he’d make a total mess of the Brexit negotiations. ...
Will Theresa May defend workers' rights? Don't hold your breath | Nils Pratley image
.... A new statutory right for bereaved parents to have time off work is an act of common decency. And the promise to guarantee current EU worker protections after Brexit is important. ...
Australian dollar news: GBP/AUD down from 8-month high as British workers face pay squeeze image
....”. According to the Bank of England (BoE) the fall in wage growth can be attributed to uncertainty over the UK’s split from the EU, with businesses focusing on creating a cash surplus to cushion against possible fallout from Brexit rather than meeting pay requirements. ...
JP Morgan buys bigger office for 1,000 staff in Dublin image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Monday 15th of May 2017 02:01:38 PM
....The bank said the purchase reflected its thriving existing business in Dublin, where it employs 500 staff. However, the new office may provide space for hundreds of JP Morgan workers who it plans to relocate from London following the Brexit decision. ...
JP Morgan appears to make good on Brexit threat with new Dublin office image
. US bank JP Morgan is buying a landmark office building in Dublin in a significant boost for the Irish capital as European cities compete to lure financial institutions away from London in the wake of the Brexit vote. ...
General election 2017: Workers' rights protections promised by Tories image
....There would also be statutory leave for parents whose child has died. Other measures would include new protections for people in the "gig economy", a statutory right to training, measures to protect workers' pensions in the wake of the BHS scandal, and a guarantee that European Union rights will be protected in the Brexit process. ...
French TV company behind Versailles to invest in UK drama image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Monday 15th of May 2017 05:00:36 AM
....The French maker of the lavish TV period drama Versailles is launching a €50m (£42. 4m) fund to make English-language dramas with UK production companies, in a move influenced by the weakening of the pound since the Brexit vote. ...
General election 2017: Lib Dems would end public sector pay squeeze image
....Under new plans to be unveiled in their forthcoming manifesto, the Lib Dems said the end of pay restraint would result in an average additional pay rise of £779 for staff by 2021. Former business secretary Sir Vince Cable said: "Public sector workers are facing a double blow at the hands of this Conservative government, with years of pitiful increases to pay combined with a Brexit squeeze caused by soaring inflation. ...
Jobs market will suffer a Brexit slowdown, say experts image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Sunday 14th of May 2017 11:01:29 PM
. British workers should brace themselves for rising unemployment and falling real pay in the year ahead as the impact of a Brexit slowdown is increasingly felt in the jobs market, reports have warned. ...

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