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Brexit - What could happen next as 29 March approaches?

Wed, 03/20/2019 - 22:21
Brexit is heading toward a cliffhanger finale that could still see Britain crash out of the European Union in nine days without a plan for unwinding 46 years of intricate ties.

US Fed holds interest rates steady

Wed, 03/20/2019 - 19:04
The Federal Reserve held interest rates steady and its policymakers abandoned projections for further rate hikes this year as the US central bank flagged an expected slowdown in the economy.

Online shoppers may face changes post-Brexit

Wed, 03/20/2019 - 18:53
Online consumers are being told to be aware that when the UK leaves the EU, current rules around online shopping may no longer apply.

Pound falls after May requests short Brexit extension

Wed, 03/20/2019 - 15:03
Sterling fell nearly 1% today after British Prime Minister Theresa May asked the EU to delay Brexit until June 30 - a shorter extension than some in the market had been expecting.

How a four day working week can benefit everyone

Wed, 03/20/2019 - 14:24
Some companies in Britain are currently trying out a four day week for employees who had previously worked a five day week.

Can trade unions play a new role in modern society?

Wed, 03/20/2019 - 13:38
It remains to be seen if discontent with working conditions and precarious jobs will lead to increases in union membership

Five things to know about Bayer and Monsanto

Wed, 03/20/2019 - 13:19
The second cancer victim in a year to win a surprise victory against US pesticide maker Monsanto raises the prospect of a flood of similar lawsuits, potentially leaving the firm's new German owner Bayer with a major case of buyer's remorse.

Toyota to build new hybrid cars in Brexit-facing UK

Wed, 03/20/2019 - 13:03
Toyota today said it will build a new hybrid car in Britain for Japanese peer Suzuki - a welcome boost for the UK auto sector hit by Brexit uncertainty.

EU Commission resists May's June Brexit date

Wed, 03/20/2019 - 12:32
The European Commission opposes extending British membership of the European Union to 30 June as British Prime Minister Theresa May proposed today, according to an EU document seen by Reuters.

Rags-to-riches Skoda mulls post-Brexit sales woes

Wed, 03/20/2019 - 12:28
Czech-made Skoda cars have won over UK consumers, but the UK's looming exit from the European Union could deal a heavy blow to the brand and the entire Czech economy.

EU fines Google €1.49 billion for blocking ad rivals

Wed, 03/20/2019 - 12:18
European Union competition regulators have today handed down a €1.49 billion fine to Alphabet's Google for blocking rival online search advertisers.

Firms urged to prepare for more currency woes

Wed, 03/20/2019 - 11:51
Sterling strengthened yesterday as markets priced in a delay on Brexit - and it now looks as though London will seek a short extension to the 29th of March deadline.

Kenmare Resources slips as cyclone hits loading at Moma

Wed, 03/20/2019 - 11:41
Shares in titanium minerals miner Kenmare Resources fell today after the company said its product loading activities and shipping were suspended for seven days at its Moma mine in Mozambique due to Cyclone Idai.

UK inflation ticks up, house prices in London slump

Wed, 03/20/2019 - 10:56
The UK's main inflation rate ticked up last month but stayed close to January's two-year low, helping consumers maintain their spending power even as Brexit remained uncertain.

BMW warns of significant profit fall in 2019

Wed, 03/20/2019 - 10:30
BMW said today that it expected its group pretax profit to fall by more than 10% in 2019.

Kingfisher's CEO Laury to leave as profits fall

Wed, 03/20/2019 - 10:15
Home improvement retailer Kingfisher is parting company with chief executive Véronique Laury after it reported a 13% fall in annual profit.

Greencoat Renewables raises €148m in share placing

Wed, 03/20/2019 - 10:10
Wind farm operator Greencoat Renewables has raised €147.7m through the issue of 140 million new shares in Dublin.

Dublin still most popular choice for financial services

Wed, 03/20/2019 - 10:02
A new survey shows that Dublin remains the most popular choice for financial services firms to relocate post-Brexit.

Today in the press

Wed, 03/20/2019 - 09:41
Fast food giant McDonald's has appealed the EU trademark office decision cancelling a trademark for "Big Mac".

Juncker warns EU can go no further to accommodate UK

Wed, 03/20/2019 - 09:01
European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker has said the EU has done much to accommodate the UK over Brexit and can go no further.