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Belgium breaks deadlock over EU-Canada free trade pact


BRUSSELS Belgium's regions agreed to a free trade pact with Canada on Thursday, ending weeks of uncertainty when internal divisions in just one country blocked the European Union of 500 million people sealing the landmark deal. | Video


No special status for Paris finance jobs after Brexit - minister 7:43pm BST

MONTEVRAIN, France France is determined to make Paris attractive for banks after Britain leaves the European Union, Finance Minister Michel Sapin said on Thursday, but without any special status for financial-services workers.


UK support for Nissan may be costly, hard to calculate 7:01pm BST

LONDON The support that the UK government has promised carmaker Nissan in return for building new models in Britain could prove expensive, but the Japanese carmaker's complex structure makes it hard to estimate.


British data prompts global bond selloff; U.S. stocks flat 6:00pm BST

NEW YORK Strong growth data out of Britain prompted the worst daily selloff in gilts for months and pushed yields on the world's benchmark bonds higher on Thursday, as expectations eased for a Bank of England interest rate cut.


Britain will leave the single market - Secretary for Scotland 5:56pm BST

EDINBURGH Britain's decision to leave the European Union will also mean leaving the EU single market, one of Prime Minister Theresa May's cabinet ministers said on Thursday.


Nissan to build new models in UK after May offers support post-Brexit 5:26pm BST

LONDON/PARIS Japanese carmaker Nissan will build two new models in Britain despite the vote to quit the EU, giving Prime Minister Theresa May her most important corporate endorsement since the Brexit referendum in June.


UK economy escapes short-term Brexit hit, gets Nissan boost 5:13pm BST

LONDON Britain's economy slowed only slightly in the three months after the Brexit vote and carmaker Nissan said it would build more cars in the country, tempering fears about the immediate economic impact of the decision to leave the European Union. | Video


Gilt yields hit post-Brexit highs after UK GDP data, sterling drops 5:13pm BST

LONDON British gilt yields surged to a post-Brexit peak on Thursday, after data showed the economy had grown faster than expected in the third quarter, reducing the chances of an interest rate cut in the near term.

UK says Nissan was not offered compensation to build new models after Brexit 4:49pm BST

LONDON Britain did not offer Nissan compensation in return for any Brexit-induced costs to persuade the Japanese carmaker to build new models in Britain, Prime Minister Theresa May's spokesman said on Thursday.


UK data prompts global bond sell-off as prospect of rate cut dims 4:48pm BST

LONDON Strong growth data in Britain prompted the worst daily sell-off in gilts for months and pushed yields on the world's benchmark bonds higher on Thursday, as expectations for a Bank of England rate cut fell.


France tells migrants to forget Calais as 'Jungle' camp razed

CALAIS, France Bulldozers cleared mounds of debris and demolished makeshift shelters in the "Jungle" migrant camp on Thursday, and French authorities said more than 6,000 people had been evacuated from the squalid site.

France aims to steal Britain's Indian investment crown

NEW DELHI France is pitching itself to Indian investors as their new gateway to the European Union's single market, hoping to supplant Britain now that the British have decided to leave the EU, the French industry minister told Reuters on Thursday.

ECB asks Banca Carige for plan to cut soured loans

MILAN The European Central Bank has sent a letter to Italy's Banca Carige asking the mid-tier lender to present a plan to cut its soured loan portfolio and assess the impact on its capital.

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