Brexit News Archive: 21 Jun 2017

Britain's May promises to listen to businesses' concerns on Brexit as queen presents government program

British Prime Minister Theresa May promised on June 21 to listen more to businesses' concerns about Brexit as Queen Elizabeth formally opened parliament by announcing the government's program for the next two years.
Hurriyet   |   Wed, 21 Jun 2017 14:18:00

Queen's Speech - Brexit Is The Only Important Thing On The Agenda So That's What's In May's Speech

The Queen's Speech is either uncontroversial or about Brexit this year, as the loss of the Tory majority means that difficult changes won't get passed and we simply must, must, work on Brexit as that's already happening.
Tim Worstall, Contributor / Forbes   |   Wed, 21 Jun 2017 13:20:00

UPDATE 1-Bank of England's Haldane says expects to vote for rate hike this year

He cites global economy, UK resilience to Brexit vote. LONDON, June 21- The Bank of England's chief economist, Andy Haldane, said he would likely vote for a rate hike later this year, striking a more hawkish tone than BoE Governor Mark Carney and adding to signs of a split at ...
CNBC   |   Wed, 21 Jun 2017 12:03:00

Queen Lays Out U.K.'s Brexit, Counterterrorism Plans in Low-Key Speech

Britain's Queen Elizabeth II laid out the Conservative government's legislative agenda, in a speech that confirmed Britain's negotiating aim in Brexit talks and set out the government's intention to come up with a new counterterrorism strategy.
WSJ   |   Wed, 21 Jun 2017 11:23:21

Britain's May promises to listen on Brexit as queen presents diluted government agenda

Prime Minister Theresa May, leading a "zombie" government after a disastrous election, on Wednesday unveiled a diluted programme of action that included the mammoth legislation needed to take Britain out of the EU. The state opening of parliament by Queen Elizabeth II came after a string of tragedies which have ...
Agence France-Presse / South China Morning Post   |   Wed, 21 Jun 2017 11:23:17

Is the Queen trying to tell us something about Brexit with her hat?

Helena Horton / Telegraph   |   Wed, 21 Jun 2017 11:01:22

Queen's Speech sets out Brexit programme

Theresa May faces ambushes as she tries to push legislation through hung parliament
FT   |   Wed, 21 Jun 2017 10:51:28

Brexit takes centre stage in Queen's Speech

Bills on departure from EU dominate, with telling absences after Tories' election blow
FT   |   Wed, 21 Jun 2017 10:31:36

Brexit not EU death knell but wake-up call-Gentiloni (2)

Rome, June 21 - Premier Paolo Gentiloni said Wednesday that Brexit was not the beginning of the end for the European Union and may end up making the bloc stronger as he reported to the Senate before this week's EU summit. "One could say that, more than a death knell ...
Gazzetta Del Sud   |   Wed, 21 Jun 2017 09:37:00

Queen's Speech: Brexit, and far less pageantry

This year, the so-called Queen's Speech will be delivered with far less pomp.
USA TODAY / USA Today   |   Wed, 21 Jun 2017 09:21:53

Brexit not EU death knell but wake-up call-Gentiloni

Rome, June 21 - Premier Paolo Gentiloni said Wednesday that Brexit was not the beginning of the end for the European Union and may end up making the bloc stronger as he reported to the Senate before this week's EU summit. "One could say that, more than a death knell ...
Gazzetta Del Sud   |   Wed, 21 Jun 2017 08:57:00

Queen's Speech to be focused on Brexit

Queen Elizabeth will conduct later today the State Opening of Parliament, and it will comprise the government plans for the next two years instead of
Pablo Piovano / FX Street   |   Wed, 21 Jun 2017 08:49:47

Berkeley lifts profits 53% but warns on outlook

Housebuilder sees "prolonged uncertainty" ahead citing Brexit
FT   |   Wed, 21 Jun 2017 07:05:41

Queen's Speech 2017: May promises 'humility'

Brexit is set to dominate as the government sets out its legislative plans for the next two years.
BBC   |   Wed, 21 Jun 2017 01:12:29

May promises 'humility and resolve' in new parliament

PM prepares for Brexit-heavy Queen's Speech without majority
FT   |   Tue, 20 Jun 2017 21:38:47

Brexit talks begin with U.K. in disarray

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CNN   |   Tue, 20 Jun 2017 20:26:14

Sterling falters after Mark Carney urges caution on rates

Gilt yields point to market fears of Brexit's economic fallout
FT   |   Tue, 20 Jun 2017 19:23:58

UK Wary of 'Dangerous Cliff Edges' As Brexit Negotiations Begin

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Euronews. France. / World Affairs   |   Tue, 20 Jun 2017 18:01:30

UPDATE 2-Bank of England's Carney stifles UK rate hike talk

LONDON, June 20- Bank of England Governor Mark Carney doused speculation that he might soon back higher interest rates, telling bankers on Tuesday that he first wanted to see how the economy coped with Brexit talks in coming months. "Now is not yet the time to begin that adjustment," he ...
CNBC   |   Tue, 20 Jun 2017 12:51:00

Brexit Talks Begin With Divorce-Bill Disagreement

The U.K. and the European Union concluded their first day of negotiations over Britain's departure from the bloc with the EU securing its preferred timetable for the talks and divergent views immediately emerging over a divorce bill the EU is demanding.
WSJ   |   Tue, 20 Jun 2017 10:53:02

EU, UK agree priorities, timing for Brexit talks: barnier

EU, UK agree priorities, timing for Brexit talks: Barnier Video provided by AFP
Newslook / USA Today   |   Tue, 20 Jun 2017 10:11:01

Germany's Merkel: Danger of Brexit talks is that EU 27 do not deal with development of EU members

Reuters out with the following headlines from the German Chancellor Angela Merkel: Companies may be helped in s-term by protectionism, not m-term US
Dhwani Mehta / FX Street   |   Tue, 20 Jun 2017 09:23:33

Key leaders in UK economy argue for cooperative Brexit talks

LONDON- Two of the most senior figures in Britain's economy argued Tuesday for cooperative, not adversarial, talks over the country's exit from the European Union, calling for a deal that benefits both sides rather than erecting barriers that will hurt everyone. Treasury chief Philip Hammond and Bank of England Governor ...
CNBC   |   Tue, 20 Jun 2017 08:35:00

Mark Carney says time not right for interest rate rise

Wage growth is falling and the impact of Brexit on the economy is unclear, Mr Carney says.
BBC   |   Tue, 20 Jun 2017 08:11:33

Bank of England says interest rates should be kept on hold amid Brexit uncertainty

Governor Mark Carney holds fire as he monitors business and consumer response to Britain's departure from EU Fears that the start of Brexit negotiations will damage the economy mean that interest rates should remain on hold at their current record-low level, the governor of the Bank of England has said. ...
Larry Elliott / Guardian   |   Tue, 20 Jun 2017 07:33:47

Philip Hammond gives Mansion House speech - Politics live

Rolling coverage of the day's political developments as they happen, including Philip Hammond, the chancellor, giving his Mansion House speech. 8.26am BST Hammond is now turning to Brexit. He says the government set out its view in the prime minister's Lancaster House speech. 8.24am BST Hammond says the government does ...
Andrew Sparrow / Guardian   |   Tue, 20 Jun 2017 07:26:21

Mark Carney and Philip Hammond deliver delayed Mansion House speeches - business live

Rolling coverage as the Bank of England governor and Chancellor of the Exchequer speak in London Hammond expected to highlight Brexit business concerns Will Carney cover interest rate split? 7.43am BST Good morning, and welcome to our rolling coverage of the world economy, the financial markets, the eurozone and business. ...
Graeme Wearden / Guardian   |   Tue, 20 Jun 2017 06:47:19

GBP/USD: Further downside in play on Brexit jitters?

The GBP/USD pair managed to hold the key support near 1.2720 in the Asian trades this Tuesday, although looks vulnerable amid looming Brexit talks and
Dhwani Mehta / FX Street   |   Tue, 20 Jun 2017 02:59:26

Divorce talks finally begin between Britain and the European Union

Amid deep uncertainty over the future relationship between Britain and the European Union, negotiators from both sides did their best to put a positive spin on the first official day of divorce talks. "There is more that unites us than divides us," Britain's top negotiator, David Davis, told reporters...
Catherine Stupp / LA Times   |   Tue, 20 Jun 2017 01:35:00

Britain seeks 'special' EU ties as Brexit talks kick off in Brussels

Britain's negotiators came to Brussels seeking a "new, deep and special partnership with the European Union" on Monday as talks on the unprecedented British withdrawal ...
Japan Times   |   Tue, 20 Jun 2017 01:09:19