LONDON Britain's finance minister Philip Hammond began the search for a new governor of the Bank of England to help steer the world's fifth-biggest economy, and its global financial center, through the upheaval of Brexit.
LONDON The Extinction Rebellion group of climate change campaigners said it planned to hold a protest at London's Heathrow Airport on Friday, opening a new front in its demonstrations that have caused transport snarl-ups in the British capital.
WASHINGTON British finance minister Philip Hammond has fired the starting gun for the race to succeed Bank of England Governor Mark Carney, but concerns about Brexit may keep some potential contestants on the sidelines.
* UK's Hammond says next governor "can't avoid" Brexit
WASHINGTON The idea of a second Brexit referendum is very likely to be put before Britain's parliament again although the government remains opposed to any new plebiscite, the British finance minister said on Friday.
WASHINGTON The risk that global economic growth could slow more than expected spurred a call on Friday from top finance officials for countries to overcome trade differences and opt for multilateral cooperation and "timely policy action."
WASHINGTON British politicians could now take some time to find a way forward on Brexit, Bank of England Governor Mark Carney said on Thursday, after Prime Minister Theresa May agreed a delay of up to six months before leaving the European Union.
WASHINGTON/LONDON British Chancellor of the Exchequer Philip Hammond said on Thursday he would urge fellow international policymakers to find ways to achieve sustainable economic growth and tackle climate change at meetings this week in Washington.