Brexit News Archive: 28 Apr 2017

GDP slowdown stokes fears of Brexit stagnation

Data offer striking contrast to resilience recorded after June vote to leave EU
FT   |   Fri, 28 Apr 2017 15:36:13

Brexit: Irish border issue dominates talks

The European Union has said that resolving the thorny issue of the Irish border must be a priority in Brexit negotiations with the United Kingdom.
CNN   |   Fri, 28 Apr 2017 12:51:28

Brexit: Tusk says UK trade deal not a priority

EU leader Donald Tusk says Brexit talks must focus on "people, money and Ireland" - not future trade.
BBC   |   Fri, 28 Apr 2017 09:52:49

UK GDP growth slower than expected as inflation bites

Figures add to signs that economy's resilience after Brexit vote may be coming to an end Britain's economy slowed more than expected in the opening months of this year, with GDP growth slipping to 0.3% from 0.7% the previous quarter as the post-referendum rise in living costs took its toll ...
Katie Allen / Guardian   |   Fri, 28 Apr 2017 08:37:41

The Brexit slowdown is officially here - UK GDP grows less than expected in Q1

LONDON - UK GDP grew less than expected in the first quarter of 2017, according to preliminary numbers from the ONS released on Friday. GDP grew by just 0.3% in the quarter, while on an annual basis the figure was 2.1%. Prior to the release economists had forecast 0.4% growth, ...
Business Insider   |   Fri, 28 Apr 2017 08:32:11

General Election 2017 key target seats: How Theresa May could take 58 Brexit-backing Labour seats

Ashley Kirk / Telegraph   |   Fri, 28 Apr 2017 07:27:51

UK house prices fall again in April as buyers feel Brexit squeeze

Average price of a home fell by 0.4% to £207,699 as rising inflation and low wage growth hit home, says Nationwide UK house prices fell for a second month in a row in April in a sign that the squeeze on family incomes is starting to weigh on the property ...
Angela Monaghan / Guardian   |   Fri, 28 Apr 2017 07:15:39

UK house prices fall again in April as buyers face Brexit pinch

Telegraph   |   Fri, 28 Apr 2017 06:29:45

UK economy slows as Brexit weighs on consumers

LONDON (AP) - Britain's economic growth slowed in the three months through March as concerns about the U.K.'s impending exit from the European Union hurt consumer spending.
Associated Press   |   Fri, 28 Apr 2017 05:07:00

UK drawing up post-Brexit sanctions plan - BBC

BBC reporting latest Brexit headlines, citing that the UK is urgently drawing up new laws that will enable it to continue imposing sanctions on foreig
Dhwani Mehta / FX Street   |   Fri, 28 Apr 2017 05:04:47

RPT-London banks set to decide within weeks on Brexit moves

The European Central Bank said it will host a meeting of banks on May 4 at its offices in Frankfurt. It will spell out in detail what those moving some of their operations out of London must do to apply successfully for a licence. Ireland's central bank will hold a ...
CNBC   |   Fri, 28 Apr 2017 05:00:00

UK drawing up post-Brexit sanctions plan

The powers to apply an asset freeze or trade embargo are due to disappear when Britain leaves the EU.
BBC   |   Fri, 28 Apr 2017 04:21:26

GBP/USD - 1.30 or 1.26?

It's been a frustrating 1-1/2 month for GBP/USD bears as the pair continues to strengthen despite weak economic data, Brexit uncertainty and May's cal
Omkar Godbole / FX Street   |   Fri, 28 Apr 2017 02:37:51

Boris Johnson's sister Rachel 'joins the Lib Dems'

Rachel Johnson reportedly had talks about standing as an election candidate for the anti-Brexit party.
BBC   |   Thu, 27 Apr 2017 17:35:31

Rachel Johnson reportedly joins Lib Dems - and may stand as a candidate in Brexit protest

Helena Horton / Telegraph   |   Thu, 27 Apr 2017 16:19:13

London banks set to decide within weeks on Brexit moves

The European Central Bank said it will host a meeting of banks on May 4 at its offices in Frankfurt. It will spell out in detail what those moving some of their operations out of London must do to apply successfully for a licence. Ireland's central bank will hold a ...
CNBC   |   Thu, 27 Apr 2017 15:50:00

Merkel Attacks UK 'Illusion' of Keeping EU Benefits After Brexit

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The Guardian. UK. / World Affairs   |   Thu, 27 Apr 2017 14:15:45

Merkel warns against UK 'illusions' over Brexit

German Chancellor Angela Merkel has warned Britain not to hold any about what Brexit means for its future, adding that it "cannot and will not have the same rights as a member of the EU."
CNN   |   Thu, 27 Apr 2017 12:17:08

EU trade commissioner says bloc will do post-Brexit free trade deal with UK 'for sure'

Jack Maidment / Telegraph   |   Thu, 27 Apr 2017 11:58:32

Merkel warns Britain over Brexit 'illusions'

German chancellor delivers tough message ahead of EU summit
FT   |   Thu, 27 Apr 2017 11:41:29

Merkel warns Britons: don't delude yourself over Brexit

Angela Merkel told Britons not to delude themselves that they would continue to enjoy EU rights after Brexit.
CNBC   |   Thu, 27 Apr 2017 10:36:00

Post-Brexit safeguards for Italians in UK - Gentiloni (2)

Rome, April 27 - Italy will seek to safeguard Italians in a post-Brexit Britain just as Britons are safeguarded in Italy, Premier Paolo Gentiloni said Thursday. "We are interested in the fact that among the priorities of the negotiation is the destiny of citizens of various European countries residi
Gazzetta Del Sud   |   Thu, 27 Apr 2017 10:20:00

Nomura overseas units swing to first profit in 7 years

Japan's biggest investment bank readies its European business for a hard Brexit
FT   |   Thu, 27 Apr 2017 10:14:26

Post-Brexit UK will not have same rights as EU members, Germany's Merkel says

German Chancellor Angela Merkel told Britain on Thursday not to have any that it would have the same rights as an EU member after it leaves the bloc. "A third-party state will not have the same rights or even superior rights to a member state," Merkel said ahead of a ...
Agence France-Presse / South China Morning Post   |   Thu, 27 Apr 2017 09:57:18

Brexit: Chancellor Merkel warns UK on scope of talks with EU

Angela Merkel says the future UK-EU relationship can only be discussed once exit issues are resolved.
BBC   |   Thu, 27 Apr 2017 09:07:51

UK must have no illusions about EU rights and priviledges after Brexit - Merkel

Britain must answer questions about its plans to exit the European Union before negotiations on the split can begin and cannot be under any illusions that it will retain the same rights and privileges as a member of the bloc, German Chancellor Angela Merkel has said. Speaking to German politicians ...
PA / Times of Malta   |   Thu, 27 Apr 2017 09:05:00

Germany's Merkel: Brexit negotiations in 2-year window will be demanding for both EU & UK - RTRS

German Chancellor Angela Merkel was out on wires last hour, via Reuters, noting that Brexit negotiations in 2-year window will be demanding for both E
Haresh Menghani / FX Street   |   Thu, 27 Apr 2017 07:45:30