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#Bitcoin could be answer to #Brexit

#Bitcoin could be answer to #Brexit

| September 9, 2019

It’s almost getting impossible to move around the internet without bumping into another article or post about Brexit. However, unlike many of the other doom-and-gloom posts, there is some positive news if you are a Bitcoin enthusiast. In June 2016 when the UK democratically voted to leave the EU, the pound started its journey of […]

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EU leading in #GlobalAgriFoodTrade

EU leading in #GlobalAgriFoodTrade

| September 6, 2019

In a report published on 5 September,, the EU confirms for yet another year its position as largest global exporter of agri-food products, with EU exports reaching €138 billion in 2018. Agriculture products represent a solid share of 7% of the value of EU total goods exported in 2018, ranking fourth after machinery, other manufactured […]

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#VATGap – EU countries lost €137 billion in VAT revenues in 2017

#VATGap – EU countries lost €137 billion in VAT revenues in 2017

| September 5, 2019

EU countries lost €137 billion in Value-Added Tax (VAT) revenues in 2017, according to a study released by the European Commission today. The VAT Gap describes the overall difference between the expected VAT revenue and the amount actually collected. It has reduced somewhat compared to previous years but remains very high, highlighting once more the […]

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UK #HighSpeedRailLink is over budget, years behind schedule, government says

UK #HighSpeedRailLink is over budget, years behind schedule, government says

| September 4, 2019

A proposed high-speed rail project to improve links from London to central and northern England will cost about 20 billion pounds more than originally expected and is up to five years behind schedule, the government said on Tuesday (3 September), writes Michael Holden of Reuters. The High Speed 2 project (HS2) aims to slash journey […]

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Javid to respond to #InflationLinkedBonds report on Wednesday

Javid to respond to #InflationLinkedBonds report on Wednesday

| September 3, 2019

British Finance Minister Sajid Javid (pictured) said he would respond on Wednesday (4 September) to a call by lawmakers to stop issuing inflation-linked debt linked to an outdated price measure that give bondholders an annual 1 billion-pound ($1.2 billion) windfall,writes William Schomberg. The government’s response would be made at 06h30 GMT on 4 September, Javid […]

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#TonyBlair warns UK #Labour – Don’t fall into election ‘elephant trap’

#TonyBlair warns UK #Labour – Don’t fall into election ‘elephant trap’

| September 3, 2019

British Prime Minister Boris Johnson is laying an election “elephant trap” for the opposition Labour Party that it should avoid, former Labour Prime Minister Tony Blair warned on Monday (2 September), write Paul Sandle and Guy Faulconbridge of Reuters.  “Boris Johnson knows that if no-deal Brexit stands on its own as a proposition it might […]

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Major engagement initiative to be launched in first three months of new #Commission 

Major engagement initiative to be launched in first three months of new #Commission 

| September 2, 2019

The European Commission intends to launch an EU-wide campaign of engagement with citizens to present its political priorities in its ‘first hundred days’ of office, writes Catherine Feore.   In a draft document outlining the European Commission’s priorities, the next Commission will agree on what they describe as a ‘joint narrative’ at their first college seminar, which […]

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