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Britain dismisses attempts to lure high finance to Paris

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LONDON: Britain s government dismissed France s attempt to lure high finance to Paris to cash in on Brexit, saying it would ensure that London remained the global financial hub. Paris is competing against rival financial centres in Europe for jobs that could move out of London due to Britain s exit from ...

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PM May faces confidence vote

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LONDON: British Prime Minister Theresa May’s government faces a vote of confidence on Thursday, three weeks after a disastrous election left her authority in tatters and her Brexit strategy in doubt. Members of the House of Commons will vote on the Conservative leader’s legislative plans – the Queen’s Speech – ...

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Britain and EU launch Brexit talks in Brussels

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LONDON: Brexit Secretary David Davis starts negotiations in Brussels on Monday that will set the terms on which Britain leaves the European Union and determine its relationship with the continent for generations to come. Almost a year to the day since Britons shocked themselves and their neighbours by voting on ...

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Foster says talks with British PM going well

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LONDON: Discussions between the DUP and British Prime Minister Theresa May on a deal to allow the Conservatives to form a minority government are to resume. Former first minister Arlene Foster has said the discussions are “going well” and that she hopes for a “successful conclusion” soon. Speaking last night, ...

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Brexit strategy: PM May faces crunch meeting with Tories

Britain's Prime Minister Theresa May listens to the speech of China's President Xi Jinping during the opening ceremony of the G20 Summit in Hangzhou, China, September 4, 2016. REUTERS/Nicolas Asfonri/Pool

LONDON: Tories furious at the election fiasco will demand changes to her leadership style and concessions on key policy areas including Brexit. In a sign of the task ahead, the weakened leader must appease both those who believe voters have rejected a hard Brexit, and others demanding she plough on ...

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Angela Merkel urges swift Brexit talks after UK election

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PARIS: German Chancellor Angela Merkel said she was hopeful that Britain would stick to the Brexit plan following the snap general election that saw the ruling Conservative Party lose some of its parliamentary seats. The talks about Britain’s exit from the 28 member European Union are scheduled for June 19 ...

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UK manufacturing keeps up momentum in May

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LONDON: British manufacturing chalked up its second-fastest growth in nearly three years last month, putting the sector on track to shrug off election and Brexit-related uncertainty and improve on a weak first-quarter performance, a survey showed on Thursday. The Markit/CIPS manufacturing purchasing managers’ index (PMI) slipped to 56.7 in May ...

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