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  • Hungary's foreign minister Peter Szijjarto said on Wednesday the European Union and Britain should strive for the widest, most comprehensive possible free trade deal in the wake of Britain's impending ...

  • Brexit deal must be inferior to EU membership - Maltese PM Reuters - UK Focus - 1 hour 5 minutes ago

    A deal between the European Union and Britain after the country has left the bloc must be inferior to full membership, Maltese Prime Minister Joseph Muscat said on Wednesday. "We want a fair deal for the United Kingdom, but that deal necessarily needs to be inferior to membership," Muscat, whose country holds the rotating …

  • European shares retreat as Pearson plummets Reuters - UK Focus - 1 hour 48 minutes ago

    European shares edged lower on Wednesday as a slump in education publisher Pearson's shares weighed on media stocks, though ASML and Novozymes gained after robust updates. The pan-European STOXX 600 index ...

  • EC refuses to comment on the U.K.'s Brexit proposals until Article 50 is triggered, according to the European Commission Vice President.

  • European shares edged higher on Wednesday in early deals, helped by a slew of well-received company results from ASML, Novozymes and Burberry, though shares in Pearson slumped after its update. The pan-European ...

  • British PM Theresa May will take questions on her Brexit plan in parliament today. There is still a lot of wiggle-room over the precise shape of Britain's future ties with Europe and question marks over whether it is realistic to have an agreement about that deal by the end of the two-year process set out by the Article …

  • EU could take economic hit to deter Brexit copycats

    It happens every month for one week only: the European Parliament travelling circus decamps from Belgium to France. Everyone's had the night to absorb Theresa May's long awaited Brexit speech. Will they give the UK a good deal?

  • European bourses turned lower in mid-morning trade on Wednesday as investors digested a number of corporate reports.

  • Britain will quit the EU single market when it leaves the European Union, Prime Minister Theresa May said on Tuesday in a decisive speech that set a course for a clean break with the world's largest trading bloc. Setting out a vision that could determine Britain's future for generations and the shape of the EU itself, …

  • European shares ended flat on Tuesday, coming off lows after British Prime Minister Theresa May provided some clarity on her country's plans to leave the European Union. The pan-European STOXX index ended ...

  • Northwest European gasoline refining margins rose on Tuesday to their highest since Nov. 30 supported by strong export over the past week, particularly to Asia Pacific. * Shipping reports showed at least ...

  • Britain should retain tariff-free access to the European Union's single market, Germany's BMW (EUREX: BMWE.EX - news) said on Tuesday, while a UK car industry body called for participation in the EU's customs union to hold onto trade after Brexit. In a major speech on Tuesday, Prime Minister Theresa May said that Britain …

  • Britain must do everything it can to agree an all-encompassing free trade arrangement with the EU in its Brexit negotiations and make sure the country does not fall back on WTO rules, the head of the Confederation of British Industry said on Tuesday. Carolyn Fairbairn, director general of the CBI, told Reuters she welcomed …

  • British Prime Minister Theresa May's speech on Brexit was "at least more realistic", European Union Council President Donald Tusk said on Twitter (Frankfurt: A1W6XZ - news) , adding that the 27 other EU member states remained united and ready to negotiate. "Sad process, surrealistic times but at least more realistic announcement …

  • German carmaker BMW (EUREX: BMWE.EX - news) , which builds its Mini model in Britain, said on Tuesday it was best for business for the UK to be in the single market and urged London to ensure the country retained tariff-free access to the bloc. Prime Minister Theresa May said earlier Britain will quit the single market …

  • Smooth negotiations on Britain's exit from the European Union are a prerequisite for a good future relationship between London and the bloc, the EU's chief Brexit negotiator said on Tuesday. "Agreement on orderly exit is prerequisite for future partnership.

  • British Prime Minister Theresa May's speech on Brexit was "at least more realistic", European Union Council President Donald Tusk said on Twitter (Frankfurt: A1W6XZ - news) , adding that the 27 other EU member states remained united and ready to negotiate. "Sad process, surrealistic times but at least more realistic announcement …

  • Britain will still leave the European Union even if parliament votes against the final terms of the deal, Brexit minister David Davis told parliament on Tuesday. During a speech setting out her Brexit priorities earlier on Tuesday, Prime Minister Theresa May said she would put the final agreement on Britain's exit from …

  • European markets were mostly lower on Tuesday afternoon after U.K. PM May outlined her priorities for the upcoming Brexit negotiations.

  • Britain's decision to leave the European Union's single market does not mean it won't retain access to it, Brexit minister David Davis said on Tuesday. Prime Minister Theresa May set out her priorities for Brexit earlier, including ditching membership of the single market as she pitched her plan for a "hard Brexit" divorce …

  • European shares steadied on Tuesday, coming off lows as British Prime Minister Theresa May detailed her country's position on leaving the European Union, helping banking and travel stocks turn positive. ...

  • Britain's approach to leaving the European Union is not about cherry-picking, Brexit minister David Davis told parliament on Tuesday after Prime Minister Theresa May set out her priorities for upcoming negotiations. May said Britain would seek an equal partnership with the EU, but would not adopt models already used by …

  • Britain needs to participate in the European customs union to help retain EU trade, a car industry body said on Tuesday, warning that a return to World Trade Organisation tariffs would threaten the sector. Prime Minister Theresa May said on Tuesday Britain cannot remain a full member of the EU customs union but will seek …

  • Historically low interest rates in Europe has proven to be a catalyst for inequality throughout the continent, according to UBS' chief executive.

  • Germany's foreign minister on Tuesday welcomed the "little bit more clarity" British Prime Minister Theresa May provided on what kind of Brexit Britain wants and said it was good she made clear she wanted to work constructively with the European Union. "She (Munich: SOQ.MU - news) emphasized that Great Britain is seeking …

  • Over 150 key industry experts from the paper industry will assemble in Cologne, Germany from 3 – 5 April 2017 to attend Smithers Pira’s Specialty Papers Europe (http://www.specialtypaperconference.com/europe). With the global market for specialty papers expected to increase at an annual rate of 1.8% over the period …

  • Britain will do whatever it takes to maintain competitiveness if the European Union refuses to agree a "sensible" trade deal after the country leaves the bloc, British finance minister Philip Hammond said on Tuesday. Hammond was addressing parliament in a regular question and answer session while Prime Minister Theresa …

  • Britain cannot remain a full member of the EU customs union but will seek tariff-free trade with the bloc after Brexit, Prime Minister Theresa May said on Tuesday. May said full membership prevented Britain making its own trade deals but she said she wanted a customs deal with the EU to ensure cross-border trade with Europe …

  • British Prime Minister Theresa May said her plans for Britain's exit from the European Union mean that it could no longer remain in the single market but she would seek a deal that would take in some aspects ...

  • British finance minister Philip Hammond said on Tuesday that the country would not seek to remain part of the European Union's single market after it left bloc, but would aim for a comprehensive free trade agreement. "We will go forward understanding that we cannot be members of the single market, because of the political …

  • British Prime Minister Theresa May said on Tuesday she would put the final agreement on Britain's exit from the European Union to a vote in parliament. May said there would have to compromises in the negotiations ...

  • Davos 2017: HSBC warns a tough Brexit deal will hurt European economies

    HSBC warned that European economies may suffer if a tough Brexit deal hurts the City. Flint was speaking at World Economic Forum at the Swiss ski resort in Davos, which hosts more than 3,000 participants, of which 1,200 are chief executives or company chairs and more than 50 are world leaders. The boss of the FTSE 100 …

  • Institutional investors and large corporate groups have committed close to 80 million Euros to Serena Data Ventures which just closed its first investment in Heuritech, a French startup specialized in deep learning technologies. Serena Capital reinforces its start-up support with the arrival of 3 new Venture Partners …

  • Lloyd's of London to announce new EU outpost in coming months Reuters - UK Focus - Tue, Jan 17, 2017 11:08 GMT

    Lloyd's of London will make an announcement on its new European subsidiary by the middle of April at the latest, its Chairman John Nelson said on Tuesday, as it prepares for Britain's exit from the European Union. The world's largest speciality insurance market, which started life in Edward Lloyd's coffee house in 1688, …

  • May's 12-point plan for clean break from EU Sky News - Tue, Jan 17, 2017 10:32 GMT
    May's 12-point plan for clean break from EU

    Unveiling a 12-point plan for Brexit, she will propose a "new and equal partnership" between an "independent, self-governing Global Britain" and its friends and allies in the EU. "The United Kingdom is leaving the European Union. The Chancellor, Philip Hammond, also suggested at the weekend that Britain could cut taxes …

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