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Kylie MacLellan

28 Mar 2017

On the eve of Brexit, Qatar pledges over $6 billion in investment in Britain

LONDON Qatar pledged 5 billion pounds ($6.3 billion) of investment in Britain on Monday in a show of support for the world's fifth-largest economy just two days before Prime Minister Theresa May triggers formal Brexit talks. | Video

22 Mar 2017

Leaving EU without deal would damage UK non-financial services - committee

LONDON Failing to reach a comprehensive free trade deal with the European Union risks significant damage to Britain's trade in non-financial services, a committee of members of the upper house of parliament said in a report published on Wednesday.

22 Mar 2017

U.S., Britain curb electronics on flights from Middle East, North Africa

WASHINGTON/LONDON The United States and Britain on Tuesday imposed restrictions on carry-on electronic devices on planes coming from certain airports in Muslim-majority countries in the Middle East and North Africa in response to unspecified security threats. | Video

20 Mar 2017

May starts UK tour before pulling Brexit trigger

LONDON Prime Minister Theresa May will visit Wales on Monday as part of a plan to engage with all the nations of the United Kingdom before she formally launches Britain's departure from the European Union.

20 Mar 2017

Scottish leader softens stance on possible independence vote timing

LONDON Scotland's First Minister Nicola Sturgeon on Sunday softened her stance on the potential timing of a second independence referendum after Prime Minister Theresa May rejected her call to hold a vote before Britain leaves the European Union.

16 Mar 2017

Brexit costly in trade terms whatever deal reached with EU - former WTO head

LONDON Britain's departure from the European Union will be costly for both sides in trade terms, however good the exit deal reached, former head of the World Trade Organization Pascal Lamy said on Thursday.

16 Mar 2017

Hammond forced into U-turn on jobs tax after party revolt

LONDON Chancellor Philip Hammond announced a tax policy U-turn on Wednesday, scrapping a planned rise in an employment levy announced in a budget just a week ago following criticism that the measure breached his party election promises.

15 Mar 2017

UK can't quantify impact of leaving EU without trade deal - Brexit minister

LONDON The British government has not carried out an assessment of what effect leaving the European Union without a new trade deal would have on the economy, Brexit minister David Davis said on Wednesday. | Video

13 Mar 2017

May's hand moves closer to Brexit trigger

LONDON British Prime Minister Theresa May cleared the final hurdle standing between her and the start of Brexit negotiations on Monday after parliament passed legislation giving her the power to start the EU exit process.

10 Mar 2017

May meets Wall Street at private Morgan Stanley museum gathering

LONDON British Prime Minister Theresa May sought to reassure City executives at a private gathering hosted by Wall Street bank Morgan Stanley that she would seek the right deal for the financial services industry in upcoming Brexit negotiations.

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