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David Milliken

Bank of England says failure to reach end-October Brexit deal would hurt growth

19 Sep 2019

LONDON The Bank of England said Brexit uncertainty and slower world economic growth were increasingly causing Britain's economy to perform below its potential, and that a failure to reach a deal to leave the European Union by Oct. 31 would worsen the problem. | Video

Drop in online shopping knocks UK retail sales in August

19 Sep 2019

LONDON British retail sales unexpectedly fell in August after shoppers bought less online than the month before, when an annual promotion by Amazon appeared to have encouraged them to splash out, official figures showed on Thursday.

Johnson, likening himself to Incredible Hulk, vows October 31 Brexit

15 Sep 2019

LONDON Prime Minister Boris Johnson likened himself to the comic book character The Incredible Hulk in a newspaper interview where he stressed his determination to take Britain out of the European Union on Oct. 31.

UK pay growth hits 4% for first time since 2008 but hiring slows

10 Sep 2019

LONDON Britain's workers received their biggest pay rises in more than 11 years this summer as the unemployment rate fell back to its lowest since the mid-1970s, even as the country's political crisis over Brexit deepened. | Video

Drone disruption? Climate activists to target Heathrow airport

29 Aug 2019

LONDON British climate change activists said they would disrupt London's Heathrow airport with toy drones from Sept. 13, a step they hope will ground flights and put pressure on the government to take tougher steps to reduce carbon emissions.

Johnson kappt Sitzungstage vor Brexit - "Putsch gegen das Parlament"

28 Aug 2019

London Der britische Premierminister Boris Johnson kappt die Beratungszeit des Parlaments im Brexit-Streit vor dem EU-Ausstieg und löst damit Empörung im Unterhaus aus.

ECB policy not market-dependent, bank's vice president says

27 Aug 2019

MANCHESTER The European Central Bank must be critical of market expectations for its future policy moves, basing its decision on economic data rather than financial market prices, ECB Vice President Luis de Guindos said on Tuesday.

Immigration to Britain falls to five-year low ahead of Brexit - ONS

22 Aug 2019

LONDON Net immigration to Britain sank to its lowest since 2013 during the year to the end of March, driven by a sustained fall in the number of immigrants from the European Union since 2016's Brexit referendum, official figures showed on Thursday.

UK miscounted EU, other immigrants before Brexit vote

21 Aug 2019

LONDON Britain has undercounted its long-term immigrants from the European Union by almost a quarter of a million and overestimated how many non-EU students stayed in the country after their studies, statisticians said on Wednesday.

UK miscounted EU, other immigrants before Brexit vote

21 Aug 2019

LONDON Britain has undercounted its long-term immigrants from the European Union by almost a quarter of a million and overestimated how many non-EU students stayed in the country after their studies, statisticians said on Wednesday.

World News

Iran says it will destroy any aggressor

Iran will pursue any aggressor, even it carries out a limited attack, and seek to destroy it, the head of the elite Revolutionary Guards said on Saturday, after attacks on Saudi oil sites which Riyadh and U.S officials blamed on Tehran.