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Belgium's Lotus Bakeries raises prices in Britain due to weak pound

Belgian biscuit maker Lotus Bakeries reported higher first-half profits on Friday and said it has had to raise the prices of its products in Britain because of weakness in the pound.


Frankfurt and Dublin make bankers feel wanted in battle for Brexit jobs 18 Aug 2017

LONDON/DUBLIN "I'm here to send you the regards of the Federal Chancellor. I am entitled to tell you we want you in Germany." This private message from Angela Merkel, delivered by a regional politician to Wall Street bankers last year, is having the desired effect. | Video


Britain receives record number of foreign visitors in second quarter 2017 18 Aug 2017

LONDON Britain received a record number of foreign visitors in the second quarter of 2017, and the number of Britons making trips abroad reached an all-time high for the time of year, official figures showed on Friday.

Euro zone adjusted current account surplus narrows in June 18 Aug 2017

FRANKFURT The euro zone's adjusted current account surplus narrowed in June and the annualised surplus also remained on a downward trend as expected, European Central Bank data showed on Friday.


Pakistan's Malala 'excited' after winning place at Oxford University 17 Aug 2017

BIRMINGHAM, England Pakistani education activist Malala Yousafzai, the youngest winner of the Nobel Peace Prize when she was 17, said on Thursday she was "excited" after winning a place to study at Oxford University. | Video


Britain 'confident' of new phase in Brexit talks by October 17 Aug 2017

LONDON Britain said on Thursday it was "confident" talks with the European Union would move towards discussing their future relationship by October, in contrast to warnings from the top EU negotiator that the target is receding.


May says still a lot to do in Brexit talks, yet confident 17 Aug 2017

LONDON Prime Minister Theresa May said on Thursday there was still a lot to be done in Brexit talks with the European Union but was confident the two would be able to negotiate a deep and special relationship.


British retail sales slow in July after strong second quarter 17 Aug 2017

LONDON British retail sales growth slowed broadly as expected in July after a strong second quarter, as shoppers cut back on purchases of most goods other than food, adding to worries about a fall in consumer demand caused by higher inflation.


British consumers try to cut costs at fastest pace in two years - Nielsen survey 17 Aug 2017

LONDON More Britons tried to rein in their spending in the second quarter of this year than at any time since 2015 as rising inflation squeezed household incomes, according to a survey published on Thursday.


Euro zone inflation stable in July, core inflation rises year on year 17 Aug 2017

BRUSSELS Inflation in the 19 countries sharing the euro currency remained stable in July, European statistics office Eurostat said on Thursday, but the much watched core inflation metric excluding volatile energy costs and unprocessed food rose.


Erdogan tells Turks in Germany to vote against Merkel

ISTANBUL Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan on Friday said German Chancellor Angela Merkel's Christian Democrats were enemies of Turkey and called on Turks in Germany to vote against major parties in next month's elections.

Slovakia's future is with core EU, not eurosceptic eastern nations - PM

BRATISLAVA Slovakia should be part of a deeply integrated 'core' European Union driven by Germany and France, its prime minister said on Tuesday, backtracking from previous eurosceptic positions and distancing himself from some other east European states.

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