Brexit News Archive: 29 Mar 2017

Now that the clock is running on 'Brexit,' here's what you need to know

The two-year countdown began Wednesday toward Britain's official departure from the European Union, raising a question: What happens now? There will be deals to work out, among them trade, legal agreements, and the rights of British expatriates living in EU nations. British Prime Minister Theresa...
Money & Company   |   Wed, 29 Mar 2017 22:25:00

Brexit Begins: What Next After Article 50?

Britain's divorce from the EU is under way, but the complex negotiating process has just begun. We believe a mutually beneficial deal can be reached-as long as both sides focus on the risks of failure The phoney war is over. [...] The post Brexit Begins: What Next After Article 50? ...
Value Walk   |   Wed, 29 Mar 2017 20:47:11

May confirms role of security in any Brexit deal

Policing co-operation will influence terms of departure, PM says in interview
FT   |   Wed, 29 Mar 2017 19:41:18

How Brexit May Impact London's Prime Real Estate Market

As the United Kingdom formally notifies the European Union of its intention to leave the bloc, a period of uncertainty opens up for the British economy and the London real estate market, but realtors believe property in the British capital will ultimately prove resilient
Carla Passino, Contributor / Forbes   |   Wed, 29 Mar 2017 17:59:00

The Opportunities Brexit Gives Britain to Reshape Itself

Today, British Prime Minister Theresa May formally notified the European Union (EU) that Britain will leave the Union. This is a great day for believers... Read More The post The Opportunities Brexit Gives Britain to Reshape Itself appeared first on The Daily Signal .
The Foundry   |   Wed, 29 Mar 2017 17:55:54

Brexit Begins As Article 50 Is Triggered By UK

The UK has started the process on leaving the European Union. So much depends on sensible, not spiteful negotiations.
Stephen Pope, Contributor / Forbes   |   Wed, 29 Mar 2017 17:53:00

Brexit 'sad day that cd have been avoided' - Pittella (2)

Rome, March 29 - European Parliament Socialist whip Gianni Pittella said the triggering of Brexit Wednesday was "a sad day that could have been avoided, but democracy is democracy and must be respected. "When you have a divorce between two parents you go to the lawyer and the first things ...
Gazzetta Del Sud   |   Wed, 29 Mar 2017 17:45:00

PM May accused of using security of UK, EU citizens as bargaining chip in Brexit talks

British Prime Minister Theresa May has been accused of threatening to use the safety of UK and European citizens as a bargaining chip in Brexit talks.
CNN   |   Wed, 29 Mar 2017 17:38:16

Lloyd's of London will move jobs to new Brussels office

World's biggest insurance market expected to shift 100 out of 600 jobs from London to retain presence in EU post-Brexit Lloyd's of London will announce on Thursday that it has picked Brussels as the base for its new EU subsidiary to secure a European foothold after the UK's departure from ...
Julia Kollewe / Guardian   |   Wed, 29 Mar 2017 17:21:41

UK businesses welcome May's free trade call but warn of no-deal Brexit disaster

Airlines and auto industry remain concerned over race against time to secure a deal that can retain access to European single market British businesses have cautiously welcomed the prime minister's pledge to work for a "bold and ambitious free trade agreement" with the EU as part of the Brexit negotiations, ...
Simon Goodley and Graham Ruddick / Guardian   |   Wed, 29 Mar 2017 17:14:10

Banks ready Brexit changes, but tell staff no panic

Major banks said they won't be rushing their decisions on footprint changes due to Britain's exit from the European Union, but said some staff will inevitably have to move and some institutions are looking at buying property in other cities.
IFR   |   Wed, 29 Mar 2017 16:52:00

A linguist's guide to the Theresa May Article 50 letter

With the delivery of Theresa May's letter to Donald Tusk, the European Council president, the UK gave official notification of its intention to leave the EU. The letter not only signalled the legal start of the Brexit process, but also gave the British prime minster the chance to frame the ...
Philip Seargeant, Senior Lecturer in Applied Linguistics, The Open University / The Conversation   |   Wed, 29 Mar 2017 16:38:20

European stocks recover as UK triggers Brexit

European stocks closed the day higher for a second straight session, as investors didn't pay much attention to the official beginning of the U.K.'s ne
Eren Sengezer / FX Street   |   Wed, 29 Mar 2017 16:28:41

London banks tell staff to keep cool as Brexit goes forward

Banks in Britain have tried to reassure their London staff over possible Brexit disruption, including a shift in jobs to continental Europe, as Prime Minister Theresa May triggered formal EU divorce proceedings on Wednesday. Investments banks Goldman Sachs and Nomura were among those who sent messages to employees in London, ...
Reuters / South China Morning Post   |   Wed, 29 Mar 2017 16:27:03

Watch: What Theresa May wrote in the UK's Brexit letter

Theresa May's Brexit letter to European Union President Donald Tusk will please EU leaders by sounding constructive and acknowledging Britain must settle obligations before leaving. But the prime minister also made some tougher demands. In the six-page document delivered today to the EU summit chair to trigger a two-year countdown ...
Alastair Macdonald for Reuters / Times of Malta   |   Wed, 29 Mar 2017 16:09:00

UK Prime Minister May triggers 'historic' Brexit with letter to EU

U.K. Prime Minister Theresa May formally began Britain's divorce from the European Union on March 29, saying there was "no turning back" from a decision pitching her country into the unknown and triggering years of fraught negotiations.
Hurriyet   |   Wed, 29 Mar 2017 16:04:00

Asian markets push higher, pound weak on Brexit

(ChinaPost.com.tw) - Asian markets extended the previous day's rally on Wednesday while the dollar also built on its New York gains that came after a strong U.S. consumer confidence survey reinforced the view of a strong economy.
The China Post   |   Wed, 29 Mar 2017 16:02:00

Brexit: Britain triggers Article 50 to exit the EU

Britain commences plans to exit the EU.
CNBC   |   Wed, 29 Mar 2017 15:42:00

'No turning back' on Brexit as Article 50 triggered

Theresa May says there's "no turning back" after formally triggering the process of leaving the EU.
BBC   |   Wed, 29 Mar 2017 15:30:19

GBP/USD bounces back above 1.24

The GBP/USD pair stayed in a 100 pip range on the day of Brexit. After leaping to 1.2475 during the European session, the pair came under renewed sell
Eren Sengezer / FX Street   |   Wed, 29 Mar 2017 15:24:35

GBP/USD - Pound Halts Slide as UK Triggers Brexit

GBP/USD is almost unchanged in the Wednesday session. In North American trade GBP/USD is trading at the 1.24 line. On the release front, British Net Lending edged up to GBP 4.9 billion, matching the forecast. In the US, Pending Home Sales jumped to 5.5%, well above the forecast of 2.3%. ...
OANDA   |   Wed, 29 Mar 2017 15:12:11

It's Really Over: Britain Files For Divorce From The European Union

LONDON (AP) - The United Kingdom filed for divorce from the European Union on Wednesday, overturning four decades of integration with its neighbors, demolishing the notion that EU expansion is inevitable and shaking the foundations of a bloc that is facing challenges to its identity and its place in the ...
TPM   |   Wed, 29 Mar 2017 14:39:01

5 signs from Theresa May's Article 50 letter show that she has softened her Brexit position

LONDON - Prime Minister Theresa May's six-page letter triggering Article 50 and her statement to Parliament that followed it, both suggest a noticeable softening of her position on Brexit, compared to previous statements made by government ministers. So does this mark a real shift, or is there an implied threat ...
Business Insider   |   Wed, 29 Mar 2017 14:21:50

[Ilya Somin] Will Brexit lead to Scotxit?

In the movie Braveheart, William Wallace (played by Mel Gibson) famously said that the Scots should have "just one chance... to tell our enemies that they might take our lives, but they can never take our freedom!" Today's Scottish nationalists believe that one chance is not enough. They want at ...
Volokh Conspiracy   |   Wed, 29 Mar 2017 14:20:14

UPDATE 1-Banks to London staff: no panic as Britain launches EU divorce process

LONDON, March 29- Banks in Britain have tried to reassure their London staff over possible Brexit disruption, including a shift in jobs to continental Europe, as Prime Minister Theresa May triggered formal EU divorce proceedings on Wednesday. Investments banks Goldman Sachs and Nomura were among those who sent messages to ...
CNBC   |   Wed, 29 Mar 2017 14:03:00

It's not EU, it's me: UK files for EU divorce after 44 years

LONDON (AP) - Britain filed for divorce from the European Union on Wednesday, with fond words and promises of friendship that could not disguise the historic nature of the schism - or the years of argument and hard-nosed bargaining ahead as the U.K. leaves the embrace of the bloc for ...
Associated Press   |   Wed, 29 Mar 2017 14:02:00

Everything you need to know about post-Brexit immigration in 5 minutes

LONDON - Prime Minister Theresa May triggered Article 50 on Wednesday afternoon, paving the way for Britain to begin the formal two-year exit process from the EU. Many questions remain as to how upcoming negotiations between the UK and EU will shape major areas of policy after Brexit. While many ...
Business Insider   |   Wed, 29 Mar 2017 13:48:49

In Historic Break, Britain Gives Formal Brexit Notice to European Union

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The Washington Post. / World Affairs   |   Wed, 29 Mar 2017 13:45:09

Britain Sets Historic Brexit Process in Motion

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WSJ   |   Wed, 29 Mar 2017 13:23:07

Brexit means more debt, weaker growth for Britain

Read full story for latest details.
CNN   |   Wed, 29 Mar 2017 13:22:32

The Latest: French minister says Brexit move 'lifts taboo'

LONDON (AP) - The Latest on Brexit (all times local):
Associated Press   |   Wed, 29 Mar 2017 13:02:00

Moving determinedly towards the door: the UK's Article 50 notification letter

Today's an important one in the Brexit saga. With the submission of formal notification to begin Article 50 negotiations, the UK has crossed an important threshold that cannot be easily crossed, whatever the legalities. It also matters because it represents the final opportunity for the UK to shape the agenda ...
Ideas on Europe   |   Wed, 29 Mar 2017 13:01:31

Brexit 'sad day that cd have been avoided' - PItella

Rome, March 29 - European Parliament Socialist whip Gianni Pittella said the triggering of Brexit Wednesday was "a sad day that could have been avoided, but democracy is democracy and must be respected. "When you have a divorce between two parents you go to the lawyer and the first things ...
Gazzetta Del Sud   |   Wed, 29 Mar 2017 12:59:00

Marc Chandler Talks "Brexit, Europe and EU Challenges"

From Marc to Market: Earlier today, I had the opportunity to discuss the outlook for sterling and the US dollar on Bloomberg TV with Rishaad Salamat and Haidi Lun. It is a momentous day with Article 50 of the Lisbon Treaty being formally triggered by UK Prime Minister May, nine ...
Climateer Investing   |   Wed, 29 Mar 2017 12:57:00

What Brexit will cost Britain: More debt, weaker growth and a final bill

Brexit will mean higher U.K. government debt, slower growth and a final bill to settle its EU account.
CNN   |   Wed, 29 Mar 2017 12:49:02

Eurozone Bonds Steady as Brexit Gets Under Way

High-rated government bond yields edged lower but the moves were fairly contained as optimism about the state of the euro zone economy calmed market nerves on that day Britain triggered formal divorce proceedings from the European Union. In a sea change from fears that gripped the region on the day ...
OANDA   |   Wed, 29 Mar 2017 12:47:17

Brexit Negotiations: UK PM Theresa May Speech - Article 50

The big day is finally here, but aside from some short-term gyrations in sterling the impact of the Article 50 activation is relatively small.
FXStreet Team / FX Street   |   Wed, 29 Mar 2017 12:40:43

EU responds to Brexit letter: 'We already miss you'

The European Union is saddened that the U.K. is preparing to leave the Union after more than forty years of marriage.
CNBC   |   Wed, 29 Mar 2017 12:38:00

Brexit Has Now Officially Begun, But No One Seems to Know How Long It Will Actually Take

Screen shot / The Independent British prime minister Theresa May expressed her desire to maintain a "deep and special" relationship with the European Union as she triggered the infamous Article 50 of the Lisbon Treaty with a letter delivered to the European Council on Wednesday at 12:30 p.m. GMT (4:30 ...
truthdig   |   Wed, 29 Mar 2017 12:36:01

The Latest: Spanish minister says reciprocity key in Brexit

LONDON (AP) - The Latest on Brexit (all times local):
Associated Press   |   Wed, 29 Mar 2017 12:34:00

Stock Markets, Pound Subdued as UK Triggers Brexit Request

World stock markets were subdued Wednesday as Britain triggered the start of its exit from the European Union.
THE ASSOCIATED PRESS / NY Times   |   Wed, 29 Mar 2017 12:33:43

Brexit: All we hear about is Article 50, but what's in Articles one to 49?

Article 50 is one of many European Union laws, which the UK will be leaving behind when we exit the EU.
BBC   |   Wed, 29 Mar 2017 12:28:49

British ambassador hands Brexit letter to EU, process underway

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People's Daily   |   Wed, 29 Mar 2017 12:28:26

After nine months of tension and squabbling, U.K. triggers Brexit with the simple handoff of a letter

What's next? Britain and the 27 other EU nations will be plunged into two years of what will almost certainly be messy and acrimonious negotiations over the divorce
Washington Post / Financial Post   |   Wed, 29 Mar 2017 12:26:07

A leaked EU resolution confirms how tough Brexit talks will be for Theresa May

LONDON - A leaked European Parliament resolution reveals the tough task that awaits Prime Minister Theresa May in trying to negotiate a favourable Brexit deal with the European Union. In the document seen by the Guardian newspaper, the resolution states that Britain will not be given a new trade deal ...
Business Insider   |   Wed, 29 Mar 2017 12:19:35

'Brexit' begins as Britain gives formal notice of withdrawal from the EU

The formal two-year process governing Britain's departure from the European Union began in earnest Wednesday as a letter was delivered to the president of the European Council giving official notice that the country wishes to withdraw from the political and economic confederation. The letter, signed...
Money & Company   |   Wed, 29 Mar 2017 12:15:00

This Is The 6-Page Letter Delivered From The UK To The EU Triggering Article 50: Full Text

Moments ago, the UK Prime Minister's office posted the 6-page letter that was delivered by the UK to the EU, triggering Article 50 and officially starting the 2 year Brexit process. The Prime Minister has triggered Article 50 and started the process of leaving the EU. Read the letter: - ...
Zero Hedge   |   Wed, 29 Mar 2017 12:12:41

Here's the full Brexit letter Britain sent to the EU

This is the letter British Prime Minister May sent to the president of the European Council declaring the U.K.'s intention to leave the EU.
CNBC   |   Wed, 29 Mar 2017 12:12:00

London to defend financial preeminence post-Brexit

London wary of want away business post- Brexit
euronews   |   Wed, 29 Mar 2017 12:03:08

U.K. Triggers Start of Brexit Process

The U.K. officially began the process of exiting from the European Union, "starting on an unprecedented path to reshape its relationship with its closest allies in some of the most complex negotiations the country has ever undertaken," the Wall Street [...]
Taegan Goddard   |   Wed, 29 Mar 2017 12:02:44

UK's Brexit Article 50 letter decoded

FT journalists explain the key passages of the UK government's letter triggering the exit process
FT   |   Wed, 29 Mar 2017 11:58:22

Article 50 Brexit letter: Read it in full

Telegraph Reporters / Telegraph   |   Wed, 29 Mar 2017 11:55:28

"We are leaving the European Union, but we are not leaving Europe" - PM Theresa May

UK's PM Theresa May is expected to make a statement to MPs later at 1130GMT and finally trigger Brexit Article 50. According to previous consensus, th
FXStreet Team / FX Street   |   Wed, 29 Mar 2017 11:53:19

EU's Tusk receives Brexit notification letter from UK envoy - Reuters

European Council President Donald Tusk received a letter from the British ambassador to the EU on Wednesday, confirming Britain's intention to leave t
FXStreet Team / FX Street   |   Wed, 29 Mar 2017 11:52:15

Pound above pivotal level as Brexit trigger pulled

Investors keep watch as sterling rises beyond 50-day moving average
FT   |   Wed, 29 Mar 2017 11:45:52

Yanis Varoufakis: EU shouldn't stick to business as usual

As British Prime Minister Theresa May triggers Article 50, rendering Brexit inescapable, Europe is gripped by two paradoxes, both of which pose clear and present threats to the European Union and to Britain.
CNN   |   Wed, 29 Mar 2017 11:44:19

Signed, sealed and soon to be delivered: Britain's historic Brexit letter

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People's Daily   |   Wed, 29 Mar 2017 11:44:01

UK serves divorce papers on the EU, kicking off 2-year process

The UK government has formally served divorce papers on the European Union, signaling the beginning of the end of a relationship that has endured for 44 years.
CNN   |   Wed, 29 Mar 2017 11:43:08

Leaving EU we will have control of our budgets - PM Theresa May

UK's PM Theresa May is expected to make a statement to MPs later at 1130GMT and finally trigger Brexit Article 50. According to previous consensus, th
FXStreet Team / FX Street   |   Wed, 29 Mar 2017 11:43:01

The UK has officially begun the Brexit process. Here's what happens now.

It's official: The United Kingdom is leaving the European Union. On Wednesday, UK Prime Minister Theresa May submitted notice to the president of the European Council, Donald Tusk, that her country would be departing his union under Article 50 of the EU's Lisbon Treaty. This marks the formal beginning of ...
Vox   |   Wed, 29 Mar 2017 11:40:01

"Brexit a chance to step back and ask what country UK wants to be" - PM Theresa May

UK's PM Theresa May is expected to make a statement to MPs later at 1130GMT and finally trigger Brexit Article 50. According to previous consensus, th
FXStreet Team / FX Street   |   Wed, 29 Mar 2017 11:39:29

UPDATE 1-Euro zone bonds steady as Brexit gets under way

*Portugal's 10- year bond yield at lowest since early Jan. LONDON, March 29- High-rated government bond yields edged lower but the moves were fairly contained as optimism about the state of the euro zone economy calmed market nerves on that day Britain triggered formal divorce proceedings from the European Union. ...
CNBC   |   Wed, 29 Mar 2017 11:39:00

Brexit Officially Begins: EU Receives Article 50 Notice From The UK; What Happens Next

There is no going back now: moments ago the EU's Tusk received the signed Brexit notification letter from UK envoy, triggering two-year countdown to British withdrawal from EU. EU RECEIVES BREXIT NOTICE FROM THE U.K., SAYS TUSK U.K. SUBMITS FORMAL BREXIT NOTICE TO START TALKS The EU has received the ...
Zero Hedge   |   Wed, 29 Mar 2017 11:38:02

Brexit triggered: 5 huge obstacles to an amicable divorce

The U.K. has triggered Article 50, starting formal Brexit talks with the European Union that will be marked by contentious and complex issues.
CNN   |   Wed, 29 Mar 2017 11:34:33

And so it begins: British envoy hands over Brexit letter triggering two-year countdown to EU withdrawal

Britain formally launched the process for leaving the European Union on Wednesday, a historic move that has split the country and thrown into question the future of the European project. Just days after the EU's 60th birthday, Britain became the first country ever to seek a divorce, striking a blow ...
Agence France-Presse / South China Morning Post   |   Wed, 29 Mar 2017 11:34:19

British PM May fires starting gun on Brexit

May notified EU Council President Donald Tusk in a letter that the UK is quitting the bloc it joined in 1973
Guy Faulconbridge and Elizabeth Piper / Globe and Mail   |   Wed, 29 Mar 2017 11:33:40

Article 50 triggered - but is a Brexit deal really possible in two years?

Shutterstock The phoney war phase of Brexit is brought to an end by the UK government's decision to formally submit its request to leave the European Union. After a protracted period of speculation, now begins the two-year formal countdown for Britain to depart from the EU. But the question of ...
Richard Whitman, Director of the Global Europe Centre, University of Kent and Senior Visiting Fellow, Chatham House, University of Kent / The Conversation   |   Wed, 29 Mar 2017 11:31:44

Making Official, U.K. Wades Into a Thorny Thicket

Prime Minister Theresa May gave notice of Britain’s withdrawal from the European Union, kicking off a two-year negotiation steeped in peril for both sides.
STEPHEN CASTLE / NY Times   |   Wed, 29 Mar 2017 11:30:55

Article 50 triggered: here's what happens now

Now that Theresa May, the British prime minister, has triggered Article 50, the process of formally negotiating Brexit can begin. Here's what to expect in the next two years. First, the EU-27 will acknowledge the notification. The EU-27 will then focus on adopting for the negotiations. Determining these will be ...
David Phinnemore, Professor of European Politics, Queen's University Belfast / The Conversation   |   Wed, 29 Mar 2017 11:29:30

Everything you need to know about the Brexit nightmare that will follow Article 50

Article 50 has set Britain on a course through a bureaucratic and diplomatic minefield. Britain has less than 18 months of real time to hammer out a deal. Most experts predict a full deal will be impossible in such a short period. EU leaders threaten to punish UK during negotiations. ...
Business Insider   |   Wed, 29 Mar 2017 11:29:00

EU leaked document: Britain can reverse Article 50

LONDON - The European Union's official response to Theresa May triggering Brexit states that Article 50 can be reversed, meaning Britain could, in theory, change its mind at some point in the two-year negotiation process. Britain's ambassador to the EU Sir Tim Barrow gave the Article 50 letter of notification ...
Business Insider   |   Wed, 29 Mar 2017 11:28:16

FOREX-Dollar climbs on Fed talk, sterling pressured by Brexit launch

*Sterling dips as Britain formally launches Brexit. LONDON, March 29- The dollar pulled away from 4-1/ 2- month lows on Wednesday after solid data backed expectations for more U.S. interest rate hikes this year, while sterling dipped as Britain moved to launch its exit from the European Union. It managed ...
CNBC   |   Wed, 29 Mar 2017 11:26:00

Live Q&A: What does the Brexit process hold after Article 50? The Telegraph answers your questions

Asa Bennett / Telegraph   |   Wed, 29 Mar 2017 11:25:10

Brexit Gets Real: Prime Minister May Has Triggered U.K.'s Exit From EU

"This is an historic moment, from which there can be no turning back. Britain is leaving the European Union," British Prime Minister Theresa May tells the House of Commons.
Bill Chappell / NPR   |   Wed, 29 Mar 2017 11:20:00

UK triggers historic Brexit negotiations as official letter is handed to the EU

Britain's ambassador to the European Union (EU) has handed the official letter triggering Article 50 to Donald Tusk, president of the European Council.
CNBC   |   Wed, 29 Mar 2017 11:08:00

Brexit begins as Theresa May triggers Article 50

UK prime minister to set out Britain's negotiating stance in statement to MPs
FT   |   Wed, 29 Mar 2017 11:07:52

It's Brexit day - Britain begins their exit from the European Union

Britain's decades-long membership of the European Union will end Wednesday as the government delivers its formal exit request to officials in Brussels triggering a clause in the Treaty of Lisbon that allows member states to negotiate a departure from the bloc.
Newslook / USA Today   |   Wed, 29 Mar 2017 11:06:51

Confidence in the government's Brexit negotiating skills is very low ahead of Article 50 being triggered

LONDON - British workers' confidence in the government's negotiating skills remains very low ahead of Article 50's scheduled trigger on Wednesday afternoon, according to a survey of over 2,000 people from salary ranking website Glassdoor. Britain's two-year exit process from the European Union will begin at lunchtime when a UK ...
Business Insider   |   Wed, 29 Mar 2017 10:53:35

Historic moment for UK and EU as May signs Brexit letter - Take the poll

Prime Minister Theresa May has signed the letter that will formally begin the UK's departure from the European Union. Triggering Article 50 on Brexit is not welcome by everyone in UK. Please, take the poll for Brexit and EU. Giving official notice under Article 50 of the Lisbon Treaty, it ...
Keep Talking Greece   |   Wed, 29 Mar 2017 10:52:36

What is Article 50 and other questions Brits are asking on #Brexit day

Here are the answers to 5 pressing questions Britons have about the historic day.
USA Today   |   Wed, 29 Mar 2017 10:50:06

10 things you need to know before the opening bell (SPY, SPX, QQQ, DIA, RH)

Here is what you need to know. Brexit is coming. UK Prime Minister Theresa May will deliver her letter requesting the trigger of Article 50 - Britain's two-year exit process from the European Union - to European Council President Donald Tusk on Wednesday. The British pound is little changed near ...
Business Insider   |   Wed, 29 Mar 2017 10:39:00

Your guide to Article 50 and what happens next

Theresa May is triggering Article 50 to start formal Brexit negotiations - what happens now?
BBC   |   Wed, 29 Mar 2017 10:37:59

EU's negotiation stance on Brexit - Danske Bank

Analysts at Danske Bank note that according to the EU's Chief Brexit negotiator Michel Barnier, the UK and EU need to find a solution to the 1. 'Divor
Sandeep Kanihama / FX Street   |   Wed, 29 Mar 2017 10:37:16

Morning News: March 29, 2017

Britain Heads Into the Unknown as May Signs Brexit Letter EU Blocks Deutsche Boerse's $14 Billion Takeover of London Stock Exchange India's GST, Complicated, Yes, [...]
Eddy Elfenbein   |   Wed, 29 Mar 2017 10:37:00

How cartoonists around the world reacted to Article 50 and 'Brexit Day'

Adam Boult / Telegraph   |   Wed, 29 Mar 2017 10:25:20

Flights between UK and Europe could cease in two years without a Brexit deal, warns Ryanair

Flights between the U.K. and Europe could be suspended indefinitely if Britain fails to strike a new air travel deal with the EU, says Ryanair CMO.
CNBC   |   Wed, 29 Mar 2017 10:14:00

Killer timing: EU Competition boss delivers coup de grace to London Stock Exchange, Deutsche Bourse merger

On the day the UK triggers the Brexit process, the European Union's competition commissioner Margrethe Vestager put a final bullet in the merger plans of London Stock Exchange PLC (LON:LSE) and Germany's Deutsche Boerse AG. After almost exactly a year, the US$28bn all-share merger has been terminated after Vestager ruled ...
Proactive Investors   |   Wed, 29 Mar 2017 10:12:00

UK PM Theresa May triggers Brexit Article 50 - Live Coverage

UK's PM Theresa May is expected to make a statement to MPs later at 1130GMT and finally trigger Article 50. According to previous consensus, the state
Pablo Piovano / FX Street   |   Wed, 29 Mar 2017 10:11:34

Pound near pivotal level as Brexit trigger pulled

Investors keep watch as sterling drifts towards 50-day moving average
FT   |   Wed, 29 Mar 2017 10:10:32

Brexit Day Arrives: Why One Trader Thinks It Will Lead To A "Hefty Rally" In Sterling

With Theresa May's signed Brexit exit letter due to be delivered in just over an hour to Europe, "severe risks to the U.K. economy litter the path ahead" but as Bloomberg's Mark Cudmore writes overnight "this isn't the time to trade on them." Instead the former FX traders lookat flows, ...
Zero Hedge   |   Wed, 29 Mar 2017 10:03:06

Pound volatile as UK starts down Brexit road

European bourses steady as rise in oil price helps energy stocks
FT   |   Wed, 29 Mar 2017 09:53:11

Goldman Sachs reassures staff over Brexit

British Prime Minister Theresa May will trigger formal EU divorce proceedings on Wednesday
Anjuli Davies / Globe and Mail   |   Wed, 29 Mar 2017 09:49:39

Goldman Sachs reassures staff over Brexit in voicemail

Goldman Sachs sought to reassure London-based staff over potential disruption to its business as a result of Brexit in a voicemail.
CNBC   |   Wed, 29 Mar 2017 09:41:00

More on EU draft Brexit statement - Euractiv

Following are the main points from the draft EU statement, as reported by the Euractiv.com : Guidelines will set out the overall positions and princi
Dhwani Mehta / FX Street   |   Wed, 29 Mar 2017 09:31:25

Investors Face Brexit Quiet Before the Negotiating Storm

The U.K. has been in a curious position: in the EU but with a much weaker currency that reflects the market's judgment of its prospects outside the single market. Now the clock is ticking on Brexit.
Heard on the Street   |   Wed, 29 Mar 2017 09:28:37

Investors Face Brexit Quiet Before the Negotiating Storm

The U.K. has been in a curious position: in the EU but with a much weaker currency that reflects the market's judgment of its prospects outside the single market. Now the clock is ticking on Brexit.
WSJ   |   Wed, 29 Mar 2017 09:09:34

EU leaders ready for orderly Brexit, but prepared for failure - Euractiv

A draft European Council statement seen by EURACTIV, revealed that the EU member states regret that the UK will leave the Union, but noted that they "
Dhwani Mehta / FX Street   |   Wed, 29 Mar 2017 09:06:36

Theresa May triggers Article 50 - what next?

Today, the UK formally notifies its intention to leave the EU - setting the Article 50 withdrawal process into motion. Open Europe's Vincenzo Scarpetta takes a look at what happens next, discussing the main potential sticking points of the upcoming Brexit negotiations. The post Theresa May triggers Article 50 - ...
Open Europe   |   Wed, 29 Mar 2017 09:03:46

Johnston Press reports £300m loss after Brexit ad slide

Yorkshire Post and Scotsman publisher forced to write down value of its newspapers, although i scores sales success The publisher of the titles including the Scotsman, Yorkshire Post and the national i has reported a £300m pre-tax loss due to a tough advertising market and writing down the value of ...
Mark Sweney / Guardian   |   Wed, 29 Mar 2017 08:59:13

Brexit: Likely to see negotiations about how to negotiate at the beginning - Danske Bank

According to analysts at Danske Bank, while the EU wants to settle the divorce bill first before discussing the future relationship, the UK wants to d
Sandeep Kanihama / FX Street   |   Wed, 29 Mar 2017 08:49:20

Britain's Theresa May signs letter formally triggering Brexit

Late Tuesday, British Prime Minister Theresa May signed a letter formally notifying the European Union that the U.K. is invoking Article 50 of the EU's Lisbon Treaty, beginning the countdown for Britain's exit from the union. Britain's ambassador to the EU will deliver the letter to European Council president Donald ...
The Week   |   Wed, 29 Mar 2017 08:46:24

UK's Hammond: PM May's letter to EU adds details on UK's Brexit stance

More comments flowing in from the UK Chancellor, via Reuters, this time talking to the Sky news. Headlines: Brexit will give us control over migrati
Dhwani Mehta / FX Street   |   Wed, 29 Mar 2017 08:30:30

Ryanair: 'UK could be left with no flights to/from Europe after Brexit'

LONDON - Low budget airline Ryanair warned on Wednesday that Britain could be left with no flights to or from Europe after Brexit begins unless aviation is made a top priority in negotiations. The airline says in a statement: "With the UK set to leave Europe's "Open Skies" system, the ...
Business Insider   |   Wed, 29 Mar 2017 08:30:21

Brexit Day: Britain delivers Article 50 to the EU, in pictures

Telegraph   |   Wed, 29 Mar 2017 08:23:27

Britain invokes 'Article 50': 4 things to know about Brexit

British PM May started the clock on the U.K.'s exit from the EU. Here is how it works.
USA Today   |   Wed, 29 Mar 2017 08:19:06

Has Britain left the EU? (Almost) Every single Brexit question answered

Christopher Hope / Telegraph   |   Wed, 29 Mar 2017 08:13:31

Spaniards in UK fear for future as two-year countdown to Brexit begins

Faced with "bureaucratic wall" blocking permanent residency, many EU citizens are returning home
Pablo Guimón / EL PAÍS   |   Wed, 29 Mar 2017 08:12:18

Cool Video: Brexit, Europe and EU Challenges

Earlier today, I had the opportunity to discuss the outlook for sterling and the US dollar on Bloomberg TV with Rishaad Salamat and Haidi Lun. It is a momentous day with Article 50 of the Lisbon Treaty being formally triggered by UK Prime Minister May, nine months after what was, ...
Marc to Market   |   Wed, 29 Mar 2017 08:08:02

The EU thought Britain would reverse its Brexit decision up until only a few weeks ago

LONDON - One of the most prominent official voices within the European Union - Malta's Prime Minister Joseph Muscat - admitted that other EU officials were at one time convinced that Britain would not go through with Brexit. Muscat is a prominent EU official because Malta currently holds the EU ...
Business Insider   |   Wed, 29 Mar 2017 08:07:45

'Freedom!': UK media reacts as historic Brexit process begins

The British media have epitomized this divide on their front pages. CNBC takes a look.
CNBC   |   Wed, 29 Mar 2017 08:07:00

Britain heads into unknown as May signs Brexit letter

LONDON - The UK will start the clock on two years of negotiations to withdraw from the European Union on Wednesday afternoon, a divorce that will redefine the country's relationship with its largest trading partner and bring to an end decades of deepening political integration on the continent.
Bangkok Post   |   Wed, 29 Mar 2017 08:02:00

Brexit: All you need to know about the UK leaving the EU

A guide to how the UK will leave the European Union following the 23 June referendum vote.
BBC   |   Wed, 29 Mar 2017 07:56:51

It's over: Britain files for divorce from the European Union

LONDON (AP) - The United Kingdom filed for divorce from the European Union on Wednesday, overturning four decades of integration with its neighbors, demolishing the notion that EU expansion is inevitable and shaking the foundations of a bloc that is facing challenges to its identity and its place in the ...
Associated Press   |   Wed, 29 Mar 2017 07:50:00

May Signs Article 50 Letter

Happy Brexit day... The post May Signs Article 50 Letter appeared first on Guido Fawkes .
Guy Fawkes' blog   |   Wed, 29 Mar 2017 07:43:24

The Latest: EU official gets letter triggering Brexit talks

LONDON (AP) - The Latest on Brexit (all times local):
Associated Press   |   Wed, 29 Mar 2017 07:37:00

What happens after Article 50?

The triggering of Article 50 will mark the start of official Brexit negotiations between the UK and the EU. CNN's Max Foster looks at what happens next.
CNN   |   Wed, 29 Mar 2017 07:33:56

Markets push higher but pound falls back - business live

All the day's economic and financial news, as shares pick up despite fears over Brexit and Donald Trump 8.14am BST The pound has dipped against the US dollar this morning. Sterling fell as low as $1.2378 in early trading, down over half a cent, adding to the cent it lost ...
Graeme Wearden / Guardian   |   Wed, 29 Mar 2017 07:14:35

Brexit: 50 things UK needs to do

UK Prime Minister Theresa May will trigger Article 50 on Wednesday, officially kicking off the Brexit process and the painstaking legislative to-do list that comes with it.
CNN   |   Wed, 29 Mar 2017 07:06:34

The UK could have no flights to and from Europe after Brexit, Ryanair warns

Telegraph   |   Wed, 29 Mar 2017 07:02:29

Why triggering Brexit signals a long, slow bleed for the UK banking sector

As U.K. Prime Minister Theresa May begins the Brexit process on Wednesday, the country's financial center in London faces slow hemorrhaging, analysts said.
Here Is The City   |   Wed, 29 Mar 2017 06:57:43

U.K.'s May to Set Historic Brexit Process in Motion

The U.K. is set to make official its planned exit from the EU, starting on an unprecedented path to reshape its relationship with its closest allies in some of the most complex negotiations the country has ever undertaken.
WSJ   |   Wed, 29 Mar 2017 06:46:13

The pound is drifting lower ahead of Article 50 being triggered

LONDON - The pound is falling against the dollar and the euro on Wednesday morning, ahead of the beginning of the official Brexit progress later in the day. The UK government is set to deliver a letter triggering Article 50 to the European Commission around lunchtime on Wednesday, officially beginning ...
Business Insider   |   Wed, 29 Mar 2017 06:22:20

Article 50 will be triggered today - this is what Brexit means for London's financial centre

LONDON - Sometime on Wednesday, the UK government will trigger Article 50 of the Lisbon Treaty and formally start negotiations to leave the European Union. It will take the form of a letter, and the UK's permanent representative to the European Union, Tim Barrow, is expected to hand the it ...
Business Insider   |   Wed, 29 Mar 2017 06:07:49

All you need to know about Article 50 and the Brexit process

Here's what happens in the Brexit process once Article 50 is triggered.
CNBC   |   Wed, 29 Mar 2017 05:59:00

Critics line up to lambast Daily Mail over 'Legs-it' front page, paper tells them to 'get a life'

Scotland's First Minister Nicola Sturgeon accused the Daily Mail of taking Britain back to the 1970s after the tabloid featured a picture of her with Theresa May under the headline "Never mind Brexit, who won Legs-it!" following their summit on Monday. The first minister's spokesperson was one of a string ...
The Guardian / South China Morning Post   |   Wed, 29 Mar 2017 05:57:57

10 things you need to know in markets today

Good morning! Here's what you need to know in markets on Wednesday. 1. Prime Minister Theresa May has signed the Article 50 letter of notification that she will send to the European Union on Wednesday to formally get Brexit underway. May was pictured in Downing Street on Tuesday evening adding ...
Business Insider   |   Wed, 29 Mar 2017 05:55:43

The Latest: EU official: Brexit negative message for Europe

LONDON (AP) - The Latest on Brexit (all times local):
Associated Press   |   Wed, 29 Mar 2017 05:49:00

Britain set to trigger Brexit today - Letter to be handed to Tusk at 1.30pm

Britain will take the first step on its "momentous journey" to a future outside the European Union when Prime Minister Theresa May launches divorce proceedings that will bring to an end a relationship of more than 40 years. The Prime Minister has signed the letter that starts the formal exit ...
Times of Malta   |   Wed, 29 Mar 2017 05:43:00

Article 50 will be triggered today

Prime Minister Theresa May will send a letter to Donald Tusk formally requesting Brexit. The UK's chief diplomat to the European Union will hand the letter over in person at lunchtime. May will make a statement to Parliament calling on the country to unite. Tusk will respond within 48 hours ...
Business Insider   |   Wed, 29 Mar 2017 05:30:00

Theresa May set to trigger Brexit Article 50

British prime minister photographed signing letter that will be delivered to European Union triggering Britain's exit.
Al Jazeera   |   Wed, 29 Mar 2017 05:22:43

After Article 50, these are the next key dates in the Brexit process

The U.K. will trigger Article 50 of the Lisbon Treaty Wednesday, officially beginning its divorce proceedings with the European Union.
CNBC   |   Wed, 29 Mar 2017 05:14:00

Politics and Brexit are the biggest issues for LSE-Deutsche Boerse

CNBC's Gemma Acton outlines the process of the LSE-Deutsche Boerse deal, highlighting that it was first announced when Brexit was barely on the agenda.
NetNet   |   Wed, 29 Mar 2017 05:04:00

U.K. Prime Minister Theresa May to trigger Brexit

Tim Barrow, Britain's ambassador to the EU, will deliver the notification letter to European Council President Donald Tusk.
USA Today   |   Wed, 29 Mar 2017 04:45:11

Live: Sterling weakens as UK PM signs Brexit letter to EU; Article 50 trigger imminent

Our live blog is tracking reactions as UK Prime Minister Theresa May prepares to deliver her letter stating Britain's intention to exit the EU.
CNBC   |   Wed, 29 Mar 2017 04:41:00

FOREX-Dollar pulls higher on Fed talk, sterling slips on Brexit anxiety

TOKYO, March 29- The dollar pulled away from 4-1/ 2- month lows against a currency basket on Wednesday after solid data backed expectations for more U.S. interest rate hikes this year, while sterling was knocked by Britain triggering its exit from the European Union. It managed to crawl off a ...
CNBC   |   Wed, 29 Mar 2017 04:29:00

Pound tumbles ahead of Article 50 Brexit trigger

The British pound dropped sharply against the US dollar Wednesday morning, after Scottish lawmakers voted to request a second UK independence referendum. Investors are waiting for the UK government to trigger Article 50 later in the day, which will kick off negotiations on the country's exit from the European Union ...
Laura He / South China Morning Post   |   Wed, 29 Mar 2017 04:24:54

Why triggering Brexit signals a long, slow bleed for the UK banking sector

As U.K. PM May begins the Brexit process Wednesday, London's financial center faces slow hemorrhaging, analysts said.
CNBC   |   Wed, 29 Mar 2017 04:18:00

Brexit: What can the EU do now the UK is leaving?

Europe may do more on defence and row back on trade but other impasses will endure
FT   |   Wed, 29 Mar 2017 04:09:31

DONE Theresa May Sends Brexit Letter to the European Union (But the Germans Want an "Exit Fee")

On Tuesday, British Prime Minister Theresa May signed the letter triggering Article 50. British Prime Minister Theresa May signed on Tuesday evening the historic letter that starts Britain's exit from the EU. The official Article 50 exit process will begin on Wednesday at just after 1.30pm (BST) in Brussels when ...
Economic Policy Journal   |   Wed, 29 Mar 2017 04:01:00

The Latest: Pound trading lower in the run-up to Brexit

LONDON (AP) - The Latest on Brexit (all times local):
Associated Press   |   Wed, 29 Mar 2017 03:54:00

The Latest: UK envoy gears up to hand over Brexit letter

LONDON (AP) - The Latest on Brexit (all times local):
Associated Press   |   Wed, 29 Mar 2017 03:05:00

Pound lower as UK starts down Brexit road

Asia bourses mixed as rise in oil price boosts energy stocks
FT   |   Wed, 29 Mar 2017 02:20:46

Rising tide of euroskepticism could force EU to adopt tough stance on Brexit

The EU is expected to have the upper hand on Brexit negotiations as it look to send a message to the bloc's euroskeptic members.
CNBC   |   Wed, 29 Mar 2017 02:16:00

UK set to file for EU divorce, triggering 2 years to Brexit

LONDON (AP) - Britain is set to formally file for divorce from the European Union, ending a 44-year relationship following the decision made by U.K. voters in a referendum nine months ago.
Associated Press   |   Wed, 29 Mar 2017 02:05:00

Dollar bounces on Fed talk, sterling wobbles on Brexit anxiety

The dollar pulled away from 4-1/2-month lows against a currency basket on Wednesday.
CNBC   |   Wed, 29 Mar 2017 01:09:00

Asian stocks weak as investors weigh US data, Brexit plans

HONG KONG (AP) - Asian stocks were listless Wednesday as investors weighed strong U.S. economic reports against uncertainty as Britain readies a formal request to leave the European Union.
Associated Press   |   Wed, 29 Mar 2017 01:01:00

FOREX-Dollar bounces on Fed talk, sterling wobbles on Brexit anxiety

TOKYO, March 29- The dollar pulled away from 4-1/ 2- month lows against a currency basket on Wednesday as solid data backed expectations for more U.S. interest rate hikes this year, while sterling was knocked by concern about Britain's impending exit from the European Union. The healthcare stumble raised doubts ...
CNBC   |   Wed, 29 Mar 2017 00:56:00

Marine Le Pen on why the EU wants Brexit to be painful

Though the French presidential candidate still thinks Great Britain will negotiate a good deal.
BBC   |   Wed, 29 Mar 2017 00:18:40

British PM May to fire starting gun on Brexit

Prime Minister Theresa May will file formal Brexit divorce papers on Wednesday.
CNBC   |   Tue, 28 Mar 2017 23:50:00

Confidence Hits 17 Year High, Will Brexit Shatter It?

The phase seems to have arrived for to see policy execution. And I think we've now entered that phase in Brexit.
Bryan Rich, Contributor / Forbes   |   Tue, 28 Mar 2017 23:44:00

Asia markets likely to open mixed after Dow breaks 8-day losing streak, Brexit ahead

Futures point to a mixed open for Asia, as markets await the formal move by the U.K. to start an historic split with the EU.
CNBC   |   Tue, 28 Mar 2017 23:32:00

Asian stocks mixed as investors weigh US data, Brexit plans

HONG KONG (AP) - Asian stocks were uneven on Wednesday as investors weighed strong U.S. economic reports against uncertainty as Britain readies a formal request to leave the European Union.
Associated Press   |   Tue, 28 Mar 2017 22:33:00

Brexit begins as PM May signs historic letter to leave the EU

British Prime Minister Theresa May on Tuesday signed the historic letter that will launch Brexit when it is delivered to Brussels on Wednesday, a photo released by her office showed. Sitting in front of a lone Union Jack national flag and a portrait of Britain's first prime minister, Robert Walpole, ...
Agence France-Presse / South China Morning Post   |   Tue, 28 Mar 2017 22:02:57

Theresa May Signs Brexit Letter: What Happens Once Article 50 Is Triggered?

Moments ago, Theresa May signed the letter to European Council President Donald Truk which will invoke Article 50 and Trigger Brexit. SUN FRONT PAGE: 'Dover & out' #skypapers - Sky News (@SkyNews) March 28, 2017 What happens next? Here is a summary of next steps courtesy of Jack Davies, consultant ...
Zero Hedge   |   Tue, 28 Mar 2017 21:43:01

Theresa May signs the Article 50 letter

LONDON - Prime Minister Theresa May has just signed the Article 50 letter of notification that she will send to the European Union on Wednesday to formally get Brexit underway. May was pictured in Downing Street on Wednesday evening signing the historic letter, which will formally notify the European Commission ...
Business Insider   |   Tue, 28 Mar 2017 21:34:09

UK to trigger Article 50, starting Brexit process

UK Prime Minister Theresa May is to trigger Article 50 Wednesday, kick-starting the Brexit process that will see Britain leave the European Union in two years' time.
CNN   |   Tue, 28 Mar 2017 21:23:01

The UK officially starts the Brexit process tomorrow - here's how that works

When UK Prime Minister Theresa May delivered her keynote Brexit speech in January, she spoke from the same London venue where Margaret Thatcher declared the European Union, in its earliest form, "open for business" in 1988. Former Prime Minister Thatcher was one of the EU's main architects, but May will ...
Business Insider   |   Tue, 28 Mar 2017 21:20:56

May sends historic Brexit letter to Brussels

No 10 anxious to avoid acrimonious divorce after setting Article 50 process in motion
FT   |   Tue, 28 Mar 2017 21:00:39

Article 50: May signs letter that will trigger Brexit

The letter will be delivered to the EU on Wednesday, marking formal notice of the UK's exit.
BBC   |   Tue, 28 Mar 2017 21:00:01

Theresa May fires starting gun on Brexit with pledge to get the right deal for 'every single person in this country'

Gordon Rayner / Telegraph   |   Tue, 28 Mar 2017 21:00:00

FOREX-Dollar up as Brexit fears contrast with solid U.S. data, Fed speakers

NEW YORK, March 28- The dollar rose on Tuesday, bouncing from 4- month lows, as a top Federal Reserve official reinforced expectations of more U.S. rate hikes to come while political uncertainties surrounding Britain's exit from the EU pressured European currencies. Fed Vice Chairman Stanley Fischer said two more increases ...
CNBC   |   Tue, 28 Mar 2017 20:27:00

Pound Lower As UK and EU Divorce Begins

UK PM Will Deliver Letter Triggering Brexit The Prime Minister of the United Kingdom, Theresa May, will invoke article 50 of the Lisbon treaty on Wednesday, March 29 at 7:00 am EDT (11:00 GMT) by telling the British parliament that she has submitted the signed letter to the European Union. ...
OANDA   |   Tue, 28 Mar 2017 19:58:38

Scottish parliament backs new independence referendum

Motion passed 69 votes to 59 and comes a day before the United Kingdom takes the formal step towards Brexit.
Al Jazeera   |   Tue, 28 Mar 2017 16:59:59

UBS: 'President Marine Le Pen' Worse Than The Sack Of Rome, Thirty Years' War And Brexit Combined

Zut allors! Quelle catastophe!
Dealbreaker   |   Tue, 28 Mar 2017 16:18:38

Brexit: All you need to know about the UK leaving the EU

A guide to how the UK will leave the European Union following the 23 June referendum vote.
BBC   |   Tue, 28 Mar 2017 16:04:45

Cut the EU red tape choking Britain after Brexit to set the country free from the shackles of Brussels

Gordon Rayner / Telegraph   |   Tue, 28 Mar 2017 14:19:25

Brexit: Theresa May eyes 'special partnership' with EU

PM says she wants a "special partnership" with the EU as she prepares to begin process of leaving.
BBC   |   Tue, 28 Mar 2017 13:15:59

We will not allow Theresa May to deliver a hard Brexit for EU citizens - Gianni Pittella

British daily newspaper The Guardian quoted the leader of the socialist bloc in the European parliament, Gianni Pittella, in a recent article titled "
Eren Sengezer / FX Street   |   Tue, 28 Mar 2017 12:32:49

Japanese business lobby issues new Brexit warning

Company bosses fear the impact of leaving the EU on Britain's economic prospects
FT   |   Tue, 28 Mar 2017 11:48:14

Leavers Walk Out of Brexit Committee Over Benn's Highly Partisan Report

Leave-supporting members of the Brexit select committee walked out of a meeting this morning after Hilary Benn produced a report they found highly partisan and overly pessimistic. Last Wednesday Benn surprised committee members by revealing that he and the committee clerks were drawing up a report to be published on ...
Guy Fawkes' blog   |   Tue, 28 Mar 2017 11:14:45

MPs 'walk out' in protest at 'too gloomy' Brexit report

Several Brexit-backing MPs walked out of a Brexit select committee meeting, it is claimed.
BBC   |   Tue, 28 Mar 2017 10:55:38

Reuters News wrote a new post, Initial public offerings in Britain hit five-year low ahead of Brexit: Reuters, on the site PE Hub

(Reuters) - Initial public offerings (IPOs) by companies based in Britain have raised $1.53 billion so far in 2017, a 28 percent decline on last year and the lowest year-to-date total since 2012 as Britain [...]
peHUB   |   Tue, 28 Mar 2017 10:46:50

UK backing away from threat to leave with no deal, say EU diplomats

UK officials recognise that failure to agree post-Brexit trade deal with EU27 would cause havoc, according to EU sources European diplomats based in the UK say the British government is stepping back from its threat to leave the EU without a trade deal if negotiations break down. Related: Sir Tim ...
Patrick Wintour Diplomatic Editor / Guardian   |   Tue, 28 Mar 2017 05:32:21

Britain's new 12-sided pound coin the 'most secure' in the world, has hologram-like image to beat fakes

Britain's new £1 coin with the symbols of England, Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland goes into circulation from Tuesday on the eve of the launch of a Brexit process that has put national unity in doubt. The 12-sided coin is the first change to the shape of the £1 coin ...
Agence France-Presse / South China Morning Post   |   Tue, 28 Mar 2017 04:31:31