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UK watchdog tells markets: Be ready in case of no-deal #Brexit

UK watchdog tells markets: Be ready in case of no-deal #Brexit

| January 24, 2020

Financial firms in Britain should be ready in case no trade agreement is struck with the European Union by December, a senior UK regulator said on Thursday (23 January), writes Huw Jones. Britain leaves the EU next week, followed by a “business as usual” transition that ends in December. Britain and the EU will formally […]

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#MontyPython star #TerryJones dies aged 77

#MontyPython star #TerryJones dies aged 77

| January 24, 2020

Terry Jones (pictured), one of the British Monty Python comedy team and director of religious satire Life of Brian (1979), has died at the age of 77 after a long battle with dementia, his family said on Wednesday (22 January), writes Paul Sandle. Born in Wales in 1942, Jones was also an author, historian and […]

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#WorldEconomicForum in #Davos – President von der Leyen underlines Europe’s ambitious role in the world in keynote speech

#WorldEconomicForum in #Davos – President von der Leyen underlines Europe’s ambitious role in the world in keynote speech

| January 23, 2020

President von der Leyen delivered a keynote speech at the 50th edition of the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland on 22 January. “This is about Europe shaping its own future,” the president said, stressing Europe’s ambition to lead the fight against climate change and promote a human-centric approach towards the processing and protection of […]

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UK-EU trade deal on goods and services doable by end of 2020: UK’s #Javid

UK-EU trade deal on goods and services doable by end of 2020: UK’s #Javid

| January 23, 2020

Britain and the European Union are capable of reaching a long-term trade deal covering both goods and services by the end of this year, Finance Minister Sajid Javid (pictured) said on Wednesday, dismissing suggestions from the EU that this is unrealistic, write Balazs Koranyi and Dmitry Zhdannikov. “I’ve had a number of discussions with my […]

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Main Irish opposition party would boost #RainyDayFund

Main Irish opposition party would boost #RainyDayFund

| January 23, 2020

Ireland’s main opposition party Fianna Fail, leading in opinion polls before an 8 February election, will boost annual contributions to the state’s Rainy Day Fund if elected in an attempt to further shield the treasury from potential future shocks, writes Padraic Halpin. Ireland’s Fine Gael-led government outlined plans for the contingency reserve in 2016 that […]

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Britain must work with #SocialMedia companies to protect citizens: PM’s spokesman

Britain must work with #SocialMedia companies to protect citizens: PM’s spokesman

| January 23, 2020

Britain needs to work with social media companies to track down offenders and protect citizens, Boris Johnson’s spokesman said on Tuesday after the prime minister met Facebook’s Chief Operating Officer Sheryl Sandberg, writes William James.

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#Brexit – Britain wants friendly relationship with EU in the future says UK PM’s spokesman

#Brexit – Britain wants friendly relationship with EU in the future says UK PM’s spokesman

| January 23, 2020

Britain wants a future relationship with the European Union to be based on friendly cooperation, the prime minister’s spokesman said on Tuesday (21 January) when asked about a report suggesting London could be fined if it breaks the terms of a trade deal, writes Kylie MacLellan. Earlier, the Financial Times said plans presented by the […]

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