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The head of the CBI has told Sky News a Brexit transition deal is crucial for investment and jobs in both the UK and European Union. Carolyn Fairbairn was speaking after our City editor revealed how the CBI was among five major business lobby groups in the UK to sign a strongly-worded letter urging the Brexit Secretary to agree a so-called honeymoon period as soon as possible. The document demanded: "urgent agreement on transition arrangements to give businesses the certainty and time they need to prepare for a new UK-EU economic partnership".
LONDON, Oct (Shenzhen: 000069.SZ - news) 23 (Reuters) - Britain's democracy is one of the most secure in the world and will remain so, a spokesman for Prime Minister Theresa May said on Monday in response to a question about a suggestion that there may have been foreign interference in the Brexit vote. Opposition lawmaker Ben Bradshaw last week urged the government to look into reports by advocacy group Open Democracy suggesting that the origin of some Brexit campaign funds was unclear. Bradshaw said in parliament the issue should be investigated "given the widespread concern over foreign and particularly Russian interference in Western democracies".
Drivers of the most polluting vehicles will have to pay almost double to enter the centre of London as of today. The new £10 toxicity T-charge will be paid in addition to the congestion charge of £11.50, taking the total to £21.50, and covers the same area and operating times as the existing congestion charge zone. It mainly applies to diesel and petrol vehicles registered before 2006 which do not meet the so-called "Euro 4" European directive to regulate vehicle emissions.
With just a handful of brokers left on the floor following the move to electronic trading, the Hong Kong Stock Exchange's historic trading hall will close at the end of the month
John Lewis , Britain's largest department store operator, is outperforming a challenging market as it approaches the key Christmas trading period, its boss said on Friday. British consumers' discretionary spending is under pressure from rising inflation, subdued wage growth and ongoing uncertainty in the UK economy. "Consumer confidence is in quite a challenged place ... It is not a market for the faint-hearted at the moment," said Paula Nickolds, the company's managing director.
The Bank of England has come under fire for a lack of diversity in top positions - and an influential group of MPs (BSE: MPSLTD.BO - news) may summon the Chancellor for a grilling over their concerns. Just one woman currently sits on the Bank's rate-setting Monetary Policy Committee (MPC), whose members are appointed by the Treasury. Nicky Morgan, chair of the Treasury Select Committee, has now written to Philip Hammond asking for evidence that enough is being done to encourage gender and ethnic diversity in recruitment.
BRUSSELS, Oct (Shenzhen: 000069.SZ - news) 20 (Reuters) - German Chancellor Angela Merkel said on Friday that the European Union could only agree to enter the next phase of Brexit negotiations in December if Britain provided specific assurances about its readiness to settle financial obligations to the bloc. Speaking to reporters at the end of a two-day EU summit in Brussels, Merkel said it was "very clear" what British Prime Minister Theresa May had to do to break a deadlock in the talks that has prevented a discussion about Britain's post-Brexit relationship with the bloc, known as "phase two". "We hope that by December we have moved along enough to allow phase two to begin but that depends on the extent to which Great Britain makes progress so that we can say that it is sufficient on the core themes of phase one," Merkel told a news conference at the end of an EU summit.
By Helen Bartholomew LONDON, Oct 20 - Jenny Knott has stepped down as CEO of NEX Optimisation, the post-trade division of NEX Group, just weeks after the company issued a profit warning due to the increased ...
Oct (Shenzhen: 000069.SZ - news) 20 (Reuters) - U.S. oil major Chevron (Euronext: CHTEX.NX - news) has approved an investment to increase output from its Captain oilfield by using a new water-injection technology for the first time in the North Sea, the company said on Friday. It will be the first time the technology has been applied on this scale in the North Sea. Approving the investment for the first phase of project "is an important milestone in the development of the technology, which we believe will improve the recovery rate from older fields and help extend the life of assets," said Greta Lydecker, managing director of Chevron's European upstream division.
LONDON, Oct (Shenzhen: 000069.SZ - news) 20 (Reuters) - British lawmakers on Friday voiced concern about a lack of gender and ethnic diversity at the top levels of the Bank of England, which currently has only two women serving across its three major policy committees. Earlier this week BoE Governor Mark Carney said the lack of women in senior positions was "an issue" for the Bank and that it had taken extensive action to correct this. "The Treasury must make all efforts to encourage as diverse range of candidates for the Bank's policy committees as possible," said lawmaker Nicky Morgan, chair of parliament's Treasury Committee.
Umbrella movement: Protesters in the Loire-Atlantique region of western France leave graffiti messages during one of the nationwide rallies against the French president's labour law reforms
Shares (Berlin: DI6.BE - news) in crisis-hit construction and support services company Interserve (Frankfurt: 860509 - news) have plunged by nearly two-fifths after it issued a fresh profit warning. The group - which employs 80,000 people around the world and has a raft of key contracts from cleaning to school meals - said trading had seen a slowdown in the third quarter. Interserve admitted earlier in the week that it was in discussions with its lenders - after Sky News revealed that the banks had drafted in advisers amid growing fears about the state of its finances.
Retail sales went into reverse last month as prices rose in a sign of uncertain consumer demand ahead of a possible interest rate rise. Official figures showed sales volumes dropped by a worse than expected 0.8% in September, meaning year-on-year growth for the third quarter was the weakest since 2013. The pound slipped by a cent to nearly $1.31 as traders digested the implications for interest rates amid expectations the Bank of England could lift the cost of borrowing next month.
LONDON, Oct (Shenzhen: 000069.SZ - news) 19 (Reuters) - Britain's parliament will not discuss the key European Union withdrawal bill next week, the leader of the lower House of Commons, Andrea Leadsom, said on Thursday, amid concerns the government is struggling to manage divisions over its contents. The bill is at the heart of the government's Brexit strategy. It will transpose EU law into British law at the point of Britain's departure from the bloc and repeal the 1972 act of parliament which made it a member.
Sterling held steady on Thursday at $1.32 as traders awaited retail sales data for further clues about the health of the UK economy after dovish comments by policymakers this week prompted some doubts ...
In an unprecedented move since Spain returned to democracy in the late 1970s, Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy has said he will impose direct rule in Catalonia unless the region's leader Carles Puigdemont retracts by 10 a.m. (0800 GMT) the ambiguous statement of intent on independence which he made last week. Puigdemont made clear yesterday that any moves to direct rule would trigger an explicit and formal declaration. British Prime Minister Theresa May heads to Brussels today to deliver what is by now her familiar pitch over dinner to sceptical EU counterparts about the need to move ahead on Brexit negotiations.
BRUSSELS, Oct (Shenzhen: 000069.SZ - news) 18 (Reuters) - The head of the European Parliament derided British plans to leave the EU on Wednesday, saying they had not thought it through and faced problems for their trade, including vital food imports. The comments by Antonio Tajani, whose institution must sign off on any divorce deal before Britain leaves in March 2019, followed remarks on Tuesday when the Italian dismissed British Prime Minister Theresa May's offer of some 20 billion euros on departure was "peanuts" and about a third of what London owes. "They risk having fewer possibilities than EU countries, even in trade," said Tajani, dismissing talk in Britain of doing more trade with former colonies in the Commonwealth as a flawed reliance on a "structure from the past".
LONDON, Oct (Shenzhen: 000069.SZ - news) 18 (Reuters) - Lawmakers from Britain's ruling Conservative Party planned to vent their anger on Wednesday against Prime Minister Theresa May's pursuit of welfare reforms, deepening doubts about her authority over a party divided by Brexit. Several members of May's party are expected to side with the opposition Labour Party during a symbolic debate in parliament and demand a halt to the implementation of a new welfare payment system, which has been dogged by design problems. May leads a minority government, propped up by a small Northern Irish party, faced with the task of delivering a smooth departure from the European Union - which requires a deeply split parliament to approve large amounts of new legislation.
LONDON, Oct (Shenzhen: 000069.SZ - news) 17 (Reuters) - Britain's Financial Conduct Authority has agreed to allow a confidential report on the Royal Bank of Scotland's treatment of struggling companies to be scrutinised by a barrister, lawmakers said on Tuesday. In a letter to lawmakers, Andrew Bailey, chief executive of the FCA, agreed to allow a barrister to check a summary of the report against its full contents, which the regulatory agency says was never meant to be public. It has refused to publish the report, irritating lawmakers on Parliament's Treasury Select Committee, who announced they had appointed barrister Andrew Green to inspect the summary last week.
Uber board member Arianna Huffington, speaking at the WSJD Live conference in California, said that a "cult of the top performer" led to burnout and bad behavior at the world's leading smartphone-summoned ...
Europe's Airbus has announced it will acquire a majority stake in Bombardier (Toronto: BBD-A.TO - news) 's C-Series passenger jet business. The agreement aims to allow Bombardier to make savings on production of the aircraft and to take advantage of Airbus's international reach to boost sales. Canadian firm Bombardier employs 4,000 people in Belfast where the wings for the C-Series are made.
US model and activist Cameron Russell invited her Instagram followers to anonymously share their accounts of sexual abuse in the fashion industry