Tuesday, 20 February 2018

Tag Archives: Brexit

UK will have ‘control over borders’ after Brexit: PM May

LONDON: Prime Minister Theresa May insisted on Sunday that Britain will have “control over our borders” after Brexit, suggesting she would be prepared to quit Europe’s trading zone to achieve it. “The referendum vote was a vote for us to… bring control into our immigration system. I’m clear that is ...

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Sir Tim Barrow: UK’s new ambassador to EU ‘tough negotiator’

LONDON: Senior diplomat Sir Tim Barrow has been appointed the UK’s new ambassador to the EU, replacing Sir Ivan Rogers. Downing Street described the former ambassador to Russia, who will now play a key role in the UK’s Brexit talks, as a “seasoned and tough negotiator”. Sir Ivan, whose exit ...

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Britain’s EU envoy resigns months before Brexit talks

LONDON: Britain’s ambassador to the European Union, who sometimes clashed with London over its approach to Europe, abruptly resigned less than three months before Prime Minister Theresa May is due to trigger formal ‘Brexit’ negotiations. Ivan Rogers, Britain’s envoy to the EU, told staff on Tuesday that he would step ...

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Banks could start revealing their Brexit plans as early as next month

LONDON: Banks may update investors on whether they intend to move operations out of London as soon as next month. UK-based lenders are finalising Brexit contingency plans to decide how much of their business they need to shift oversees to maintain relationships with international clients. Banks could start making announcements as ...

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UK business morale hits 18-month high in the fourth quarter

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  LONDON: Morale in large British companies hit an 18-month high in the fourth quarter, bolstered by robust economic growth and recovering fully from a slump that followed the Brexit vote, a survey showed on Thursday. However, uncertainty about Britain’s divorce from the European Union meant businesses were still loath ...

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Most British companies are optimistic about the future post-Brexit

LONDON: Nearly two-thirds of British businesses are “optimistic” about their future in the wake of the Brexit vote, a major survey has disclosed. A poll of 34,000 companies by the Institute of Directors found that 60 per cent of businesses are “optimistic” or “very optimistic” about the year ahead. The businesses, predominantly ...

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Britain’s May urges ‘smooth and orderly’ Brexit

BRUSSELS: British Prime Minister Theresa May urged her EU counterparts to make Brexit “as smooth and orderly… as possible” as they prepared to discuss the process at a dinner without her. “We want that to be as smooth and orderly a process as possible. It is not just in our ...

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Brexit trade deal could take 10 years, says UK’s ambassador

LONDON: A post-Brexit UK-EU trade deal might take 10 years to finalise and still fail, Britain’s ambassador to the EU has privately told the government. The BBC understands Sir Ivan Rogers warned ministers that the European consensus was that a deal might not be done until the early to mid-2020s. ...

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Pak high commissioner to UK discusses bilateral ties with Tim Cole

ISLAMABAD: Pakistan High Commissioner to the United Kingdom Syed Ibne Abbas and British envoy to the Commonwealth Tim Cole discussed the UK-Pakistan ties, cooperation between the two countries at Commonwealth and other multilateral fora. They shared the views based on common language common law as well as shared history and ...

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