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....”. The industry holds out hope that the UK and the EU will be able to seal an early deal during article 50 negotiations that ensures that damage to the industry is limited. ... [Read full article on Guardian ]
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....Prime Minister Theresa May is to officially notify the European Union next Wednesday that the UK is leaving. Downing Street said she would write a letter to the European Council, adding that it hoped negotiations on the terms of exit and future relations could then begin as quickly as possible. ... [Read full article on BBC ]
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....If you were looking for an apartment in the Bay Area 18 months ago, realtors recommended you took your checkbook to viewings and were prepared to fork out for the deposit and first month’s rent – that’s $8,000 to $10,000 for a two-bedroom place in San Francisco – on the spot. “There was no negotiation because there were 10 people behind you saying, ‘We’ll take it’,” said Ron Stern, CEO of housing relocation service Bay Rentals. ... [Read full article on Guardian ]
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....A lot of law firms still rely on Redline editing, she says, which uses the edit tracking systems built in to Microsoft Word. This allows edits to be made and marked on versions of contracts and other documents as negotiations or talks progress, she says. ... [Read full article on BBC ]
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.... “This is all in the context of contingency planning,” he said. “What our eventual footprint will look like will depend on the outcome of [the Brexit] negotiations and what we are obliged to do because of them. ... [Read full article on Guardian ]
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....It was confirmed on Monday that Prime Minister Theresa May will officially notify the EU next Wednesday that the UK is leaving. If all goes according to the two-year negotiations allowed for in the official timetable, Brexit should happen in March 2019. ... [Read full article on BBC ]
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.... One of the main vehicles for this would be through a series of five new SEZs, in which refugees would be employed alongside Jordanian nationals, partly building upon existing development areas. Over the next few months, the governments of Jordan and the UK, together with the World Bank, led the negotiation of a partnership to flesh out the details of the Jordan Compact and to carry the pilot forward. ... [Read full article on Guardian ]
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....". Ms Sturgeon has called for a referendum to be held in the autumn of 2018 or the spring of the following year, to coincide with the conclusion of the UK's Brexit negotiations with the EU. ... [Read full article on BBC ]
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....“The key point that has come out of it [the report] for me is the potential impact if we don’t come up with a trade deal and we don’t come up with a solution,” he said. “It all depends on the outcome of trade negotiations that will start in the next week or two. ... [Read full article on Guardian ]
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.... . Mr Schaeuble's comments, made in conversation with UBS chair Axel Weber, come after Mr Weber confirmed that his bank would not wait for the outcome of Brexit negotiations to move up to 1,500 staff from London to an EU base. ... [Read full article on BBC ]
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.... It is broadly accepted that without migrant workers, the NHS will collapse; the social care system too; but without the expertise many Europeans bring, we simply can’t build enough homes to live in either. Evidence isn’t well accepted by those advocating the renegotiation of border policies, especially on housing. ... [Read full article on Guardian ]
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.... Pascal Lamy spent some of the best years of his life struggling to polish off the Doha round of trade liberalisation and an overspill room was needed to hear what he had to say about Britain’s likely post-Brexit deal. Battle-scarred as he is, Lamy has no illusions about the difficulties of the negotiations that will follow the triggering of article 50 by the government later this month. ... [Read full article on Guardian ]
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. Former director general of the World Trade Organization (WTO) Pascal Lamy has said that the UK government's suggestion that leaving the EU with no trade deal is better than a bad deal, is "not the best way" to start negotiations. ... [Read full article on BBC ]
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.... But economists are doubtful whether enough supporters would emerge for a rate hike any time soon. “The risks to the MPC’s near-term forecast for output are probably skewed slightly to the downside, and there is a risk that uncertainty will build as article 50 is triggered and the EU negotiations get under way,” say Paul Hollingsworth and Scott Bowman at consultancy Capital Economics. ... [Read full article on Guardian ]
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....It is in this context that the economy awaits a solid timeline for policy announcements to evolve into detailed design and durable implementation. While there is often some delay when political negotiations and trade-offs are involved, in this case, the sense of uncertainty may be heightened by policy-sequencing decisions. ... [Read full article on Guardian ]
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....The UK’s main bluechip index, the FTSE 100, clocked up a new all-time high and the main indices in France and Germany closed at their highest levels since mid-2015. Analysts said investor focus would now turn to the forthcoming French presidential election and Brexit negotiations, but that the Dutch result had helped sentiment for now. ... [Read full article on Guardian ]
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UK-based airlines told to move to Europe after Brexit or lose major routes image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Wednesday 22nd of March 2017 09:33:08 AM
....”. The industry holds out hope that the UK and the EU will be able to seal an early deal during article 50 negotiations that ensures that damage to the industry is limited. ...
Why denying refugees the right to work is a catastrophic error | Paul Collier and Alexander Betts image
.... One of the main vehicles for this would be through a series of five new SEZs, in which refugees would be employed alongside Jordanian nationals, partly building upon existing development areas. Over the next few months, the governments of Jordan and the UK, together with the World Bank, led the negotiation of a partnership to flesh out the details of the Jordan Compact and to carry the pilot forward. ...
Goldman Sachs to move hundreds of staff out of London due to Brexit image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Tuesday 21st of March 2017 05:26:34 PM
.... “This is all in the context of contingency planning,” he said. “What our eventual footprint will look like will depend on the outcome of [the Brexit] negotiations and what we are obliged to do because of them. ...
Goldman Sachs to expand EU presence ahead of Brexit image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Tuesday 21st of March 2017 03:00:44 PM
....It was confirmed on Monday that Prime Minister Theresa May will officially notify the EU next Wednesday that the UK is leaving. If all goes according to the two-year negotiations allowed for in the official timetable, Brexit should happen in March 2019. ...
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Source : BBC [Read Article] Tuesday 21st of March 2017 12:11:20 AM
....A lot of law firms still rely on Redline editing, she says, which uses the edit tracking systems built in to Microsoft Word. This allows edits to be made and marked on versions of contracts and other documents as negotiations or talks progress, she says. ...
Hard Brexit 'could increase cost of making a car in UK by £2,400' image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Monday 20th of March 2017 06:34:46 PM
....“The key point that has come out of it [the report] for me is the potential impact if we don’t come up with a trade deal and we don’t come up with a solution,” he said. “It all depends on the outcome of trade negotiations that will start in the next week or two. ...
Trump must convert surging US confidence into real growth | Mohamed El-Erian image
....It is in this context that the economy awaits a solid timeline for policy announcements to evolve into detailed design and durable implementation. While there is often some delay when political negotiations and trade-offs are involved, in this case, the sense of uncertainty may be heightened by policy-sequencing decisions. ...
Article 50: Theresa May to trigger Brexit process next week image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Monday 20th of March 2017 11:39:42 AM
....Prime Minister Theresa May is to officially notify the European Union next Wednesday that the UK is leaving. Downing Street said she would write a letter to the European Council, adding that it hoped negotiations on the terms of exit and future relations could then begin as quickly as possible. ...
Brexit Britain is suddenly debating trade – but it's the wrong talking point | Larry Elliott image
.... Pascal Lamy spent some of the best years of his life struggling to polish off the Doha round of trade liberalisation and an overspill room was needed to hear what he had to say about Britain’s likely post-Brexit deal. Battle-scarred as he is, Lamy has no illusions about the difficulties of the negotiations that will follow the triggering of article 50 by the government later this month. ...
Rising prices set to push inflation over 2% Bank of England target image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Saturday 18th of March 2017 03:59:43 PM
.... But economists are doubtful whether enough supporters would emerge for a rate hike any time soon. “The risks to the MPC’s near-term forecast for output are probably skewed slightly to the downside, and there is a risk that uncertainty will build as article 50 is triggered and the EU negotiations get under way,” say Paul Hollingsworth and Scott Bowman at consultancy Capital Economics. ...
Has the tech bubble peaked? Signs that the startup boom may be fizzling image
....If you were looking for an apartment in the Bay Area 18 months ago, realtors recommended you took your checkbook to viewings and were prepared to fork out for the deposit and first month’s rent – that’s $8,000 to $10,000 for a two-bedroom place in San Francisco – on the spot. “There was no negotiation because there were 10 people behind you saying, ‘We’ll take it’,” said Ron Stern, CEO of housing relocation service Bay Rentals. ...
Downplaying Brexit to overseas investors won't help UK housing crisis | Dawn Foster image
.... It is broadly accepted that without migrant workers, the NHS will collapse; the social care system too; but without the expertise many Europeans bring, we simply can’t build enough homes to live in either. Evidence isn’t well accepted by those advocating the renegotiation of border policies, especially on housing. ...
Stock markets soar across Europe as FTSE clocks up new high image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Thursday 16th of March 2017 06:58:16 PM
....The UK’s main bluechip index, the FTSE 100, clocked up a new all-time high and the main indices in France and Germany closed at their highest levels since mid-2015. Analysts said investor focus would now turn to the forthcoming French presidential election and Brexit negotiations, but that the Dutch result had helped sentiment for now. ...
Scottish independence: Referendum demand 'will be rejected' image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Thursday 16th of March 2017 06:01:03 PM
....". Ms Sturgeon has called for a referendum to be held in the autumn of 2018 or the spring of the following year, to coincide with the conclusion of the UK's Brexit negotiations with the EU. ...
Former WTO director warns UK on leaving EU with no deal image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Thursday 16th of March 2017 03:10:03 PM
. Former director general of the World Trade Organization (WTO) Pascal Lamy has said that the UK government's suggestion that leaving the EU with no trade deal is better than a bad deal, is "not the best way" to start negotiations. ...
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Schaeuble calls for 'strong' City post Brexit image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Thursday 16th of March 2017 01:55:49 PM
.... . Mr Schaeuble's comments, made in conversation with UBS chair Axel Weber, come after Mr Weber confirmed that his bank would not wait for the outcome of Brexit negotiations to move up to 1,500 staff from London to an EU base. ...
Vote of confidence image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Thursday 16th of March 2017 10:17:03 AM
....In October, Nissan announced that it would build two new models - the new Qashqai and X-Trail SUV - in Sunderland after receiving "support and assurances" from the government. Nissan's boss Carlos Ghosn has since said that it would "re-evaluate the situation" once the Brexit negotiations have concluded. ...
Toyota to invest £240m in UK plant at Burnaston image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Thursday 16th of March 2017 09:39:48 AM
....The general secretary of the Unite union, Len McCluskey, said Toyota workers "need to know that the government has their back and will do whatever is necessary to ensure new models and new investment keeps coming to Britain". "With discussions set to start on the replacement of models such as Vauxhall's Astra and decisions due on BMW's electric Mini, it is vital that ministers calm nerves by stating they will secure tariff-free access to the European single market and customs union in Brexit negotiations. ...
Jobs at risk as Jones Bootmaker teeters on brink of administration image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Tuesday 14th of March 2017 08:09:59 PM
....The 160-year-old chain, which is owned by private equity firm Alteri, has filed a notice of intention to appoint administrators as it seeks a buyer. Alteri has been in negotiations to sell the business and is understood to have received credible offers. ...
UK economy will grow more strongly than expected, says BCC image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Tuesday 14th of March 2017 07:01:15 AM
....Robust consumer spending and a brighter outlook for trade and investment will mean the UK’s economic slowdown this year is less severe than previously feared, the British Chambers of Commerce has predicted. But in its latest set of economic forecasts, published as the UK prepares to embark on Brexit negotiations, the business group cut its outlook for 2018 and warned higher inflation would take a chunk out of household budgets. ...
Lush may invest abroad due to Brexit image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Monday 13th of March 2017 11:21:06 PM
....The company, which is known for its fizzing bath bombs and soap said: "Lush has flourished from the freedom of movement of people and goods, and now we face uncertainty in both of these areas. "The negotiation of new trade agreements could take years, but the risk is that we will be paying more import duties across the business. ...
Brexit leads cosmetics firm Lush to look for expansion outside UK image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Monday 13th of March 2017 08:00:30 PM
....The statement said: “To date Lush has flourished from the freedom of movement of people and goods, and now we face uncertainty in both of these areas. The negotiation of new trade agreements could take years, but the risk is that we will be paying more import duties across the business. ...
Brexit talks: five key challenges facing Theresa May image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Monday 13th of March 2017 04:36:22 PM
. Theresa May faces five key challenges as she embarks on the negotiations for the UK’s exit from the EU, according to the ratings agency Fitch. ...
Deal to allow individual Britons EU rights must go both ways, Theresa May told image
....Diplomats and senior politicians from eastern European states said they would only support a plan to allow British citizens to apply for EU membership benefits if the UK offered their citizens the chance to apply for similar rights from the British government. Guy Verhofstadt, the European parliament’s Brexit point-man for the coming negotiations, has said he hopes to persuade European leaders to allow Britons to apply to keep certain rights. ...
No-deal Brexit 'would put UK in worst trading position of rich nations' image
....“The government is flirting, as a negotiating tactic, with an option that poses huge dangers to UK industry, services and agriculture,” he said. “This is why it is vital for parliament to have a meaningful say in the negotiations to come, and to have a say on both a free trade agreement and what should happen in the event of no deal being agreed. ...
Labour must learn to win if it wants to shape the UK's economic future image
.... The shadow chancellor says the meetings he addresses are fizzing with ideas and that Labour needs to start looking outwards rather than inwards. Labour’s political plight could well ease if Theresa May makes a hash of the EU divorce negotiations and/or the slowdown in the economy this year turns into an outright recession. ...
After Brexit, Israel senses a chance to boost trade with UK image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Saturday 11th of March 2017 04:00:38 PM
....”. Britain, in effect, outsourced trade negotiations to European bureaucrats in the 1970s, so the way the newly formed Department for International Trade (DIT) thrashes out the Israel deal could provide a template for other business agreements. ...
Brexit and Bochum haunt Vauxhall in the new battle for Ellesmere Port image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Saturday 11th of March 2017 04:00:38 PM
....But unions reckon talks about a new model to replace the Astra will start again some time next year. And unlike 2012, ministers and union bosses are likely to have less bargaining power in these negotiations. ...
Brexit is about to get real. Yet we are nowhere near ready for it | Jonathan Freedland image
....That will require a major shift among the Brexiteer ministers and in Downing Street. Those close to the pre-negotiations between Britain and the remaining 27 EU states report an unwarranted hubris on the UK side that augurs ill. ...
MPs not appeased by May's decision to review self-employed tax hike image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Friday 10th of March 2017 06:48:53 PM
....Many of the MPs who have spoken out publicly about the policy are Eurosceptics. One moderate Conservative MP blamed a powerful “caucus” of pro-Brexit backbenchers for exploiting Hammond’s discomfort to flex their muscles, with the EU exit negotiations due to start within weeks. ...
BT Openreach deal could pave way for cheaper, faster broadband image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Friday 10th of March 2017 07:32:13 AM
....”. A major sticking point in the protracted negotiations is what happens to the pensions of BT staff who transfer to become Openreach employees. ...
BT Openreach deal aims to shakeup UK broadband image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Friday 10th of March 2017 07:18:06 AM
....". BT chief executive Gavin Patterson said the deal, reached after two years of negotiations with Ofcom, meant Openreach would have its own board and make its own investment decisions. ...
Brexit, airlines' worst fear, has become their preoccupation image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Thursday 9th of March 2017 06:29:50 AM
....3m tonnes of cargo last year, benefiting both consumers and business in the EU and the UK. “It will clearly be in the interests of both sides in the negotiation to maintain closely integrated aviation markets. ...
Philip Hammond keeps his powder dry with a 'boring' budget | Larry Elliott image
....Brexit was not mentioned in the speech although it was the 1,000lb gorilla in the room. Hammond has no idea how the economy will be affected by the two-year article 50 negotiations but is less gung-ho about the outcome than some of his colleagues. ...
US businesses warn the UK over loss of access to EU single market image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Wednesday 8th of March 2017 11:00:05 AM
. A report commissioned by US businesses in Europe has warned Theresa May ahead of article 50 negotiations that American investment in the UK, worth £487bn in 2015, has been largely based on the country’s EU membership and access to the single market. ...
Theresa May must give Vauxhall assurances over Brexit, says Labour image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Monday 6th of March 2017 08:03:56 PM
....Under existing agreements with Vauxhall’s current owner General Motors, which PSA has pledged to recognise, Vauxhall’s Ellesmere Port plant will produce the Astra car until 2021 and the Luton plant will make the Vivaro van until 2025. However, PSA will need to make a decision on where the next Astra will be manufactured after 2021 as early as next year, meaning Ellesmere Port faces a battle with rival plants in France and Germany during the middle of the UK’s negotiations to leave the EU. ...
BT's £1.2bn Champions League splurge is price of staying in Sky game image
....BT is also still at loggerheads with Ofcom, the communications industries regulator, over the watchdog’s demand for a legal separation of Openreach, the BT unit that controls the UK’s broadband infrastructure. Ofcom is threatening to call in European regulators after months of negotiations over a voluntary deal. ...
Vauxhall deal prompts cautious optimism from UK government image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Monday 6th of March 2017 03:37:53 PM
....One worker at Vauxhall's Ellesmere Port plant in Cheshire said today: "I think the deal is good for current GM and Vauxhall employees, but is there a future for younger workers after 2021?". Next year PSA will decide where it will make the next generation of the Astra, which is built at Ellesmere Port, against the background of Brexit negotiations. ...
Vauxhall-Opel sold by GM to Peugeot-Citroen image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Monday 6th of March 2017 07:31:41 AM
....One worker at Vauxhall's Ellesmere Port plant in Cheshire told reporters this morning: "I think the deal is good for current GM and Vauxhall employees, but is there a future for younger workers after 2021?". Next year PSA will decide where it will make the next generation of Astra cars currently made in the UK against the background of Brexit negotiations. ...
Ending free movement from EU is no 'quick fix' for low wages, Lords say image
....The Lords say they support negotiating a “two-way agreement” with rest of Europe on immigration arguing an offer of preferential treatment to EU migrants over those from outside the bloc is more likely to produce preferential treatment for Britons working within the EU. Lady Prashar, chair of the Lords committee, said: “The precise manner in which the government proposes to ‘end’ free movement is a pivotal aspect of the United Kingdom’s approach to negotiations with the European Union and could have far-reaching consequences for the UK’s future trading relationship with the EU. ...
Greece desperate for growth strategy as public mood darkens image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Sunday 5th of March 2017 04:54:18 PM
....In the long and winding road of Greek debt drama, disappointment and hope have been the alternating emotions that every government has faced. With the nation’s crisis no nearer to being resolved than when it erupted seven years ago, negotiations with creditors at another critical juncture and Europe engulfed in uncertainty, the need for hope has never been greater. ...
Budget 2017: Hammond to tell us the Brexit vote could have been worse image
.... That is quite a contrast to the recent trend of confessing on budget day that the deficit will be higher than previously thought. This all makes for rather nice headlines and will no doubt prompt Hammond to utter soothing words about how the UK can embark on Brexit negotiations from a firm footing. ...
Philip Hammond vows UK will fight back if it gets bad Brexit deal image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Sunday 5th of March 2017 11:06:21 AM
....Philip Hammond has sent a warning to Britain’s European partners that Britain will “fight back” and not “slink off like a wounded animal” if it does not get the Brexit deal it wants. In combative language ahead of triggering the article 50 negotiations on terms of withdrawal, the chancellor said Britain would “do whatever we need to do” to be competitive in the event of leaving the EU without a trade agreement. ...
The oil deal, the disgraced former minister, and $800m paid via a UK bank image
....Copleston was a “strategic investment adviser” at Shell who, as the UK’s former intelligence representative in Nigeria, had nurtured contacts at the highest levels of the country’s military and government. Colegate worked as a “business adviser”, compiling regular intelligence briefings on the main actors in the OPL 245 negotiations. ...
Business wish list image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Sunday 5th of March 2017 01:37:19 AM
Sorry, Brexit doomsayers, the outlook is good on global growth image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Saturday 4th of March 2017 05:00:20 PM
.... There is disturbing news from far-off continents that could prove upsetting. The news is that Britain’s negotiations to leave the EU will take place against the backdrop of strong global growth. ...
Creative retirement image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Friday 3rd of March 2017 09:24:42 PM
....Many artists prefer private sales where the price is kept secret. This protects the artist's work from being stuck in a certain price bracket and allows buyers to go into future negotiations without a preconceived idea of what they are willing to spend. ...
Spotify hits 50 million subscribers image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Friday 3rd of March 2017 01:42:36 PM
....Spotify, which may list its shares on the stock market next year, is yet to post a profit despite reporting 80% growth in revenues in its latest annual results. The company is also still dealing with "tortuous" licensing negotiations with music companies, Mr Mulligan said. ...
UK economy 'loses momentum' as services growth slows image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Friday 3rd of March 2017 10:08:51 AM
...." . Paul Hollingsworth, UK economist at Capital Economics, said: "The economy faces a number of headwinds including higher inflation and uncertainty surrounding the future relationship with the EU as formal negotiations get underway. ...
MPs: UK government industrial strategy 'not long-term' image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Friday 3rd of March 2017 12:01:29 AM
....The committee warned that businesses will need to continue to bring in skilled workers from abroad after Britain has left the European Union. "In the context of negotiations over free movement as part of withdrawal from the EU, government must ensure that businesses continue to be able to access the skills they need," it said. ...
CBI chief warns against 'no deal' Brexit image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Thursday 2nd of March 2017 08:52:43 PM
....While the prime minister has expressed determination to secure an agreement, she has also said that "no deal is better than a bad deal". Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson claims Brexit will enable the UK to be "ever-more European and ever-more internationalist" at the same time - and there is every reason to believe a "win-win" EU deal can be done within the two-year timeframe for Brexit negotiations. ...
Brexit without trade deal would open Pandora's box, says CBI chief image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Thursday 2nd of March 2017 06:25:49 PM
....”. May made clear in her Lancaster House speech in January that she hopes to strike a new trade deal with the EU, by the end of the two-year negotiation process, which will make exporting goods into the single market, “as frictionless as possible”. ...
Trump promises 'aggressive' action on trade to protect US image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Thursday 2nd of March 2017 02:08:52 PM
.... . These maximum tariff levels were the outcome of the long set of negotiations that established the WTO. ...
Government defeated on Brexit bill image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Wednesday 1st of March 2017 07:06:57 PM
....Ministers say the issue is a priority but must be part of a deal protecting UK expats overseas. The bill will give Theresa May the authority to trigger Brexit under Article 50 of the Lisbon Treaty and begin official negotiations. ...
Will Trump build a wall protecting US banks from global rules? | Howard Davies image
.... McHenry did not pull his punches. “Despite the clear message delivered by President Donald Trump in prioritising America’s interest in international negotiations,” McHenry wrote, “it appears that the Federal Reserve continues negotiating international regulatory standards for financial institutions among global bureaucrats in foreign lands without transparency, accountability, or the authority to do so. ...
Closed doors? image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Wednesday 1st of March 2017 12:04:15 AM
...."EU and international students, staff and researchers make an important contribution to our higher education sector and we want that to continue," he said. "The UK has a long established system that supports and attracts global talent, at all stages of their career, and the government will seek to secure the best deal for universities and their staff when negotiations for exiting the EU begin. ...
Sir Philip Green hasn't pushed the boat out with his BHS pensions deal | Nils Pratley image
.... Under the PPF, thinks the regulator, the rate would have been somewhere in the “mid to high 70s”. Put another way, all sides to the negotiation have been pragmatic in the interests of getting a deal done. ...
Brexit means taxpayers need to support supply chain, says Nissan image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Tuesday 28th of February 2017 05:56:52 PM
....There are about 5,000 components in the average car and it has been reported that in some cases they cross the Channel as many as 30 times. Lawther said Nissan was looking for a bundle of measures in Brexit negotiations and had made “a strong request” to the government to ensure Britain stayed in the customs union. ...
Christian Candy 'was hellbent on destroying' former friend's family image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Tuesday 28th of February 2017 05:32:23 PM
....By April last year Roberts was hoping to raise a further £15m and £25m from backers valuing the business at £100m. In order to tide the company over while negotiations continued, Roberts claims that in mid-April Candy offered a £5m bridging loan. ...
George Osborne warns against leaving EU without trade deal image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Tuesday 28th of February 2017 03:18:11 PM
.... . The government is expected to notify the EU of its intention to leave next month, paving the way for a two-year negotiation over the terms of exit and the shape of the UK's future relationship with the EU. ...
Sir Philip Green strikes BHS pension deal with regulator image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Tuesday 28th of February 2017 02:38:18 PM
....Workers will get the same starting pension that they were originally promised. It brings to a close a long-running negotiation over benefits for former workers of the collapsed retailer. ...
Southern rail chief: we aren’t doing anything wrong image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Tuesday 28th of February 2017 02:04:25 PM
....Brown was speaking on Tuesday, when Go-Ahead shares fell by almost 14% after the group announced a 13% drop in profits for the first half of the financial year, partly driven by the losses on GTR. Patrick Butcher, the chief financial officer of Go-Ahead, said that GTR had made a loss of about £4m, but could lose as much as £15m over the year dependent on the negotiations. ...
Delay Brexit if no trade deal reached, say business leaders image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Tuesday 28th of February 2017 03:23:30 AM
....Business Secretary Greg Clark and shadow chancellor John McDonnell will be among those addressing the conference in London. BCC director general Adam Marshall said: "Business communities across the UK want practical considerations, not ideology or politics, at the heart of the government's approach to Brexit negotiations. ...
Trump lays out hike in military spending image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Monday 27th of February 2017 09:03:25 PM
....The White House sent Mr Trump's 2018 budget blueprint, which begins on 1 October, to federal agencies on Monday. The agencies will then review the plan and propose changes to the cuts as the White House prepares for negotiations with Congress. ...
BMW considers making electric Mini outside UK due to Brexit worries image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Monday 27th of February 2017 06:21:12 PM
.... In a statement, it said: “The decision on where to build the full-electric Mini will be taken this year. “As formal negotiations between the UK and the EU have not even begun yet it is too early to comment on what Brexit will mean for our business. ...
City watchdog sounds alarm bells over hard Brexit image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Monday 27th of February 2017 03:06:00 PM
....There was a risk, he said, that firms could end up without the correct permissions to sell products or find themselves vulnerable to legal action if they were not able to meet pledges to provide services to customers. The FCA may not have enough time to process applications – which take about 23 weeks – if the loss of passporting is only agreed late in the negotiations. ...
Brexit is a Whitehall farce that threatens the heart of Europe image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Sunday 26th of February 2017 07:00:23 AM
....Ah, but “the people have spoken”, have they not? Well, it is a fine democratic tradition that, after they have spoken in a general election, the people can speak again, often with a somewhat different view. It was therefore a most welcome contribution to the Lords’ debate on Brexit last week when Lord Butler of Brockwell, the former cabinet secretary, said: “My lords, one has to ask why those who base their arguments for Brexit on the will of the people are now opposed to consulting the people on the outcome of the negotiations. ...
Austerity anguish image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Sunday 26th of February 2017 01:54:38 AM
.... . They intend to push for a different framework for negotiations with their creditors where in future on direct concessions on pension reform would be balanced out by, for example, a possible tax cut. ...
Hi-tech financial firms flee UK amid doubts over Brexit image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Saturday 25th of February 2017 08:54:32 PM
....6bn in 2015, and the then chancellor George Osborne said he wanted London to become “the global centre for fintech”. Black said the industry could not wait for the outcome of Brexit negotiations, so investment that could have been made in the UK was being diverted overseas. ...
If EU workers go, will robots step in to pick and pack Britain’s dinners? image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Saturday 25th of February 2017 04:00:05 PM
....“I think Brexit may go two different ways for two different types of companies,” Speller says. “Depending on the outcome of the negotiations, some, if they feel a financial squeeze, will react by cutting back on investment. ...
EU states back call for UK to agree €60bn exit bill before trade talks image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Friday 24th of February 2017 05:06:20 PM
....EU member states are backing a European commission demand that trade talks can only start once Britain has agreed to pay a hefty Brexit bill, despite fears of a backlash from Theresa May. The Czech Republic has joined Germany, Italy and France in insisting the UK must come to an arrangement on the divorce settlement, expected to come to about €60bn (£50bn), before any substantive negotiations on a future relationship. ...
Blair is right on Brexit: parliament must have a democratic debate | Anatole Kaletsky image
.... A more constructive possibility is now emerging along the lines suggested by Blair. Instead of vainly trying to influence May’s hardline stance in the negotiations, the new priority should be to restart a rational debate about Britain’s relationship with Europe and to convince the public that this debate is democratically legitimate. ...

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