Brexit-backer Arron Banks denies fresh allegation of Russia links

Jul 21 2018

Arron Banks has denied an allegation made by a former business partner that he approached Russians about investing in his diamond mines.

Forget Brexit for a while and count the butterflies, Attenborough tells Brits

Jul 20 2018

Naturalist David Attenborough suggested the British public take a break from squabbling over Brexit and instead take part in the world’s biggest count of butterflies.

EU drug regulators step up work to prepare for 'no deal' Brexit

Jul 20 2018

Drug regulators across Europe are hiring extra staff and increasing their workload as the role of British experts in the EU-wide system of medicines supervision winds down ahead of Brexit.

UK PM May says her chief whip made honest mistake

Jul 20 2018

Theresa May said that her chief enforcer in parliament had made an honest mistake by breaking a so called pairing agreement at a crucial vote and that he and the party’s chairman had apologized.

Visiting Northern Irish border, PM May to defend her Brexit plan

Jul 20 2018

Theresa May will tell the people of Northern Ireland that her Brexit plan is the best way to avoid a hard border with Ireland, standing firm against critics in her own party.

German finance ministry see growth picking up in second quarter

Jul 20 2018

German economic growth likely accelerated slightly in the second quarter from 0.3 percent in the first three months of the year, but the threat of a global trade war and Brexit both present risks to the outlook, the Finance Ministry said.

Earnings in focus as FTSE finds support in weaker pound

Jul 19 2018

Earnings updates were the main focus for investors in British shares on Thursday as the country’s top FTSE 100 index inches higher, although remaining within recent tight ranges on caution over the outcome of Brexit talks.

UK second quarter retail sales growth strongest since 2004, boosted by warm weather

Jul 19 2018

British retail sales grew by the most in over a decade in the second quarter of 2018, official data showed, giving the Bank of England reassurance shoppers had shaken off a sluggish start to the year as it considers raising interest rates.

UK inflation fails to rise in June, giving BoE pause for thought

Jul 18 2018

British inflation failed to rise as expected last month, potentially giving Bank of England policymakers pause for thought ahead of a widely expected interest rate hike next month.

Tame UK inflation knocks BoE rate hike expectations

Jul 18 2018

British inflation unexpectedly held steady last month, denting market confidence about a Bank of England interest rate hike next month and sending sterling to a 10-month low against the dollar.

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