LONDON Sterling edged towards a 10-week low against the dollar on Wednesday, kept under pressure by fears that Britain will undergo a "hard" exit from the EU in which access to the..
LONDON Data suggesting the British economy kept its momentum at the end of 2016 despite June's Brexit vote could not support sterling on Wednesday as worries over a "hard" departur..
BERLIN Jan 11 The top priority in Brexit negotiations for the 27 countries remaining in the European Union must be to hold the bloc together, even if this means suffering one-off e..
Jan 12 The following are the top stories in the Financial Times. Reuters has not verified these stories and does not vouch for their accuracy. Headlines City of London lobbying gro..
* GBP heading for fourth week of falls vs euro * Brexit, trade data, N. Ireland fracturing all weigh By Marc Jones and Jemima Kelly LONDON, Jan 11 Sterling hit a three-month low ag..
Jan 11 Britain's FTSE 100 index is seen opening down 16 points on Wednesday, according to financial bookmakers. * The UK blue chip index hit fresh record highs on Tuesday, boosted ..
LONDON Britain's finance industry has given up on efforts to keep full access to the European Union after Brexit and is pushing instead for a more limited trade deal that would pot..
(Adds details, background) By Holger Hansen BERLIN Jan 11 The top priority in Brexit negotiations for the 27 countries remaining in the European Union must be to hold the bloc toge..
(Adds details, context) Jan 11 British recruitment firm PageGroup Plc reported a rise in fourth-quarter gross profit, but pointed to a continued cooling in the UK hiring market aft..
(Adds futures, companies items) Jan 11 Britain's FTSE 100 index is seen opening down 16 points on Wednesday, according to financial bookmakers, with futures down 0.1 percent ahead ..
* Q4 gross profit up on continental Europe, Latam growth * Estimates FY operating profit at top end of forecasts * UK Q4 gross profit falls further on Brexit weakness * Financial s..
LONDON Jan 11 Stocks have never been higher, the economy is far stronger than most had predicted and the apocalyptic recession forecasts have been quietly withdrawn. Yet for all th..
Governor of the Bank of England Mark Carney hosts a Financial Stability Report press conference at the Bank of England in central London, Britain on November 30, 2016. REUTERS/Just..
Jan 12 The following are the top stories on the business pages of British newspapers. Reuters has not verified these stories and does not vouch for their accuracy. The Times * Brit..
Messaging app Snapchat says it will make London the home of its international operations, delivering another vote of confidence in Britain's tech standing as the country prepares t..
LONDON London-focused estate agent Foxtons said sales could continue to fall this year after a slump in demand pushed down 2016 core earnings by nearly 50 percent, due to a propert..
LONDON Bank of England Governor Mark Carney said it would be a "big call" for the central bank to rein in rapid growth in consumer lending, which picked up strongly last year and b..
LONDON Sainsbury's (SBRY.L), Britain's second biggest supermarket, beat forecasts for underlying sales in its Christmas quarter and said it was well placed to deal with the pressur..
LONDON The dollar gained ground against the yen, euro and pound on Wednesday, as expectations of a pro-growth message from U.S. President-elect Donald Trump's first news conference..
* Gold turns higher after Trump news conference * Political uncertainty emanates from Europe * Platinum inches up to two-month high * Palladium prices could see correction -analyst..
TOKYO Asian shares rose to two-month highs on Wednesday as investors looked to President-elect Donald Trump's news conference later in the day for clues on his policies on taxes, f..
TOKYO Asian shares pulled ahead to two-month highs on Wednesday as investors looked to President-elect Donald Trump's news conference later in the day for any clues to his policies..
LONDON Britain's Sainsbury's (SBRY.L) beat forecasts for Christmas trading in its core supermarket business and was upbeat on prospects for its newly acquired Argos general merchan..
The chances of London getting an NBA franchise will not become clearer until the United Kingdom's future outside the European Union is resolved, says the league's commissioner Adam..
Carney: Brexit risks now lower
The immediate risk posed by Brexit to the UK economy has declined, the governor of the Bank of England has told MPs. Mark Carney said that action by the Bank before and after the v..
The SNP has questioned whether the Brexit process should be delayed by the political crisis in Northern Ireland. The party's deputy leader Angus Roberson pointed out that Theresa M..
A consultation on legislation which could lead to a second Scottish independence referendum is to close later on Wednesday. The consultation proposes regulations that would govern ..
Children were tortured at Scottish schools, children's homes and residential units with waterboarding, sleep-deprivation and force-feeding among the practices deployed to torment t..
As he reaches 30 years of presenting BBC Radio 4's Today programme, John Humphrys examines how the relationship between politicians and voters has changed. Margaret Thatcher was my..
The number of people working in Scottish tourism has risen by more than twice the rate of the UK as a whole, according to official figures. VisitScotland said the Office for Nation..
An idea has been floated in London that Britain will, post-Brexit, apply a tax or a fee to the employment of European Union nationals within the UK economy. This is almost certainl..
“Politics [in the U.S.] don’t change business strategy,” AFIRE CEO Jim Fetgatter told Bisnow. “Interest rates are a concern, but it’s been anticipated … The spread between cap rate..
For the first time in many years, US companies clearly face a real change in sentiment and political risk in sending or keeping work offshore. It’s clear that the new Trump adminis..
Examples of foreign football superstars being celebrated in the United Kingdom abound. When Cristiano Ronaldo moved to Manchester United, he received a standing ovation the first t..
The widening gap between the rich and poor has emerged as one of the biggest threats to the global economy, said the World Economic Forum in a report published on Wednesday, with i..
The upper end of Manhattan’s real estate market has been slumping for months, with apartments in some of the borough’s priciest enclaves languishing on the market before selling. F..
Stock markets were pressured during late trading on Monday after the heavy depreciation in oil prices soured investor risk appetite. Asian shares closed mixed on Tue..
You could say gold miners struck gold in 2016. The group, as measured by the NYSE Arca Gold Miners Index, finished the year up an amazing 55 %, handily beating all other asset clas..
After a strong start for the year, equity markets started to cool down in the second trading week of 2017. Most Asian major indices are in red today, as the financial market f..
I join you at a time of uncertainty. A time when the United States, the United Kingdom and Europe are all entering unchartered political waters. In the United States, we are ..
Submitted by Jennifer Thomson via Gavekal Capital blog, Recently, we have highlighted a number of divergent trends between ‘soft’ data and ‘hard’ data in both Europe and the US. Fo..
Frontrunning: January 11
Overnight media Digest WSJ - Volkswagen AG is expected to agree to plead guilty to criminal wrongdoing and pay a $4.3 billion penalty to resolve a U.S. Justice Department pr..
Submitted by Lynn Paramore via The Institute for New Economic Thinking, Milwaukee-born short-seller Jim Chanos, founder and managing partner of New York-based Kynikos Associates, t..
Submitted by Gail Tverberg via Our Finite World blog, Some people would argue that 2016 was the year that the world economy started to come apart, with the passage of Brexit and th..
By Amanda Ferguson BELFAST (Reuters) - After a decade of bitter compromises over paramilitaries and policing, Northern Ireland's power-sharing government finally fell apart this we..
By Jemima Kelly LONDON (Reuters) - A delegation from Belgium's financial technology sector came to London with its finance minister this week to set up a "fintech bridge" with the ..
We’ve probably all regretted buying something too hastily, but the opposite can also happen — you pass up a sale, and then see the item for a much higher price later. To save your ..
In our Global Macro Fund, we reduced our China FX exposure by exercising two profitable yuan put options into USD cash without adding new exposure. We exercised these options at ex..
Each week I try to give special attention to those who do important work, even though it is probably unpopular. These contributors are so important, and their work is so helpful, t..
In August, I mentioned that I had chosen the title “Political Reality” for my memo in part because of my liking for oxymorons. I classed that title with other internally contradict..
U.K. stocks recorded an all-time closing high for a 10 straight session on Wednesday as the pound moved deeper into negative territory and kept supporting shares of the country’s m..
U.K. blue-chip stocks sagged Wednesday, faltering after a record run of gains, even as financial results from J Sainsbury PLC helped lift the supermarket chain‘s shares. The FTSE 1..
Businesses could be charged for recruiting staff from the European Union after Brexit, the immigration minister has hinted. Robert Goodwill appeared to raise the prospect of a syst..
The lid has been lifted on the --- exploitation and violence of gang girls – where one woman’s initiation included the rape of her own friend. Presenter, Livvy H..
Imperious, unpredictable, and a master manipulator, the new leader ignores tradition and precedent in favor of a cryptic agenda only he comprehends. Scattered clues about his ..
Hailed by Variety as “a timely political thriller told with edgy flair,” “The Eavesdropper” (aka “Scribe”) begins with Duval (François Cluzet), an accountant, being told by his bos..
Snapchat Set to Open Its International HQ in London
Snap Inc, the social media giant running Snapchat decided to open the headquarters of its international operations in London, the firm said on Tuesday. The company’s new division i..
Weak economic growth, rising inequality, wild weather, data fraud, anti-establishment politics and forced migration are just some of the potential flashpoints highlighted by the Wo..
You may already be familiar with Viktor Orban, the Prime Minister of Hungary. He’s definitely become one of the more right leaning, new breed of European leadership which is shakin..
Last year was volatile for the stock market with significant downward pressure at the beginning and bullish trends toward the end. Several matters including an economic slowdown in..
Los Angeles Times
Snapchat maker Snap dodges uproar - and maybe taxes - with London office
Los Angeles Times
By funneling much of its overseas revenue through London instead of a widely used tax haven such as Dublin, Ireland, Snapchat maker Snap Inc. stands to recognize sim..
(Photo : George Frey/Getty Images) A long line of shoppers wait to check out at a Best Buy store with 'Black Friday' deals on November 24, 2016 in Orem, Utah. Retailers kicked off ..
LONDRES (AP) — El gobierno británico está considerando cobrar a los empleadores 1.000 libras (1.200 dólares) al año por cada trabajador calificado que reclute de la Unión Europea, ..
Northern Ireland is facing its worst political crisis in at least a decade, as a senior minister’s shock resignation looks set to dissolve the government, threatening the Good Frid..
President-elect Donald Trump will not be taking necessary steps to resolve his conflicts of interest before he takes office. At his press conference today—his first since June 2016..
The CS Monitor
Paris and Amsterdam—Leon de Winter, a Jewish bestselling novelist in Amsterdam, says supporting the Dutch political figure Geert Wilders, who seeks to “de-Islamify” the Netherlands..