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Fri Jan 06 01:13:44 EST 2017 | BBC News
Nearly 30 years after that famous broadcast in which he dismissed reports that a hurricane was about to batter the south of England, former BBC weatherman Michael Fish is being compared with the failures of economic forecasters. The admission by a top Bank of England official that economists failed to predict the 2008 financial crisis and were wrong about their dire warnings over the post-Brexit economy, make the lead for the Times, Telegraph and Guardian. They highlight the comment by the Bank'..

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The failure to predict the financial crisis was a "Michael Fish" moment for economists, the Bank of England's chief economist has said. Andy Haldane compared financial forecasts to..
Senior diplomat Sir Tim Barrow has been appointed the UK's new ambassador to the EU, replacing Sir Ivan Rogers. Downing Street described the former ambassador to Moscow, who will n..
Career diplomat Sir Tim Barrow will replace Sir Ivan Rogers as the UK’s top civil servant in Brussels, sources have confirmed. He is a ‘seasoned and tough negotiator’ who will help..
The UK's top diplomat in Brussels, Sir Ivan Rogers, has resigned. Sir Ivan, who was appointed to the role of permanent representative by David Cameron in 2013, had been expected to..
British Prime Minister Theresa May has appointed a senior career diplomat as envoy to the European Union to replace an ambassador whose unexpected resignation rocked Brexit plans j..
The Bank of England has admitted its Brexit forecasting may have been a ‘Michael Fish moment’. Before the vote last June, the BofE had warned of a swift and deep economic downturn ..
Nearly 30 years after that famous broadcast in which he dismissed reports that a hurricane was about to batter the south of England, former BBC weatherman Michael Fish is being com..
LONDON -- Britain’s outgoing ambassador to the European Union has strongly criticized the government’s approach to Brexit negotiations in a blistering farewell email to his staff. ..
Prime Minister Theresa May has moved quickly to fill a key government vacancy, announcing the appointment of Tim Barrow as the country's ambassador to the European Union after his ..
(BRUSSELS) — Underscoring the hectic preparations for Britain’s divorce proceedings from the European Union, London’s envoy to the E.U. has unexpectedly resigned only months before..
The U.K.'s ambassador to the European Union, Ivan Rogers, has unexpectedly quit after tensions with Prime Minister Theresa May's office, according to media reports on Tuesday. Roge..
LONDON (AP) — The Bank of England’s chief economist says forecasters got it wrong when they predicted a sharp economic downturn if Britain voted to leave the European Union. Andy H..
LONDON (AP) — The Bank of England's chief economist says forecasters got it wrong when they predicted a sharp economic downturn if Britain voted to leave the European Union. Andy H..
Ministers have been urged to stand up for civil servants following criticism of the UK's outgoing EU ambassador. Dave Penman, leader of the FDA union for senior Whitehall staff, sa..
LONDON –  The Bank of England's chief economist says forecasters got it wrong when they predicted a sharp economic downturn if Britain voted to leave the European Union. Andy ..
(Corrects name of organisation hosting event) LONDON Jan 5 Higher inflation is likely to hurt British consumer spending this year although such an outcome is not inevitable, Bank o..
—The British ambassador to the European Union, Sir Ivan Rogers, resigned this week amid differences with the government of Prime Minister Theresa May. In a farewell letter to his s..
Via The Daily Bell Chief economist of Bank of England admits errors in Brexit forecasting ... Andrew Haldane says his profession must adapt to regain the trust of the public, claim..
The former ambassador to the European Union has quit the civil service with immediate effect just days after resigning his role in Brussels. Sir Ivan Rogers announced his shock res..
* UK seeks to boost non-EU agricultural exports * NFU president says access to single market is top priority By Nigel Hunt OXFORD, England, Jan 4 Britain's farmers said on Wednesda..
Trade deals after Brexit could create almost 400,000 jobs, Change Britain claims. This is an organization that favours Brexit. If UK leaves the European Union (EU), it would be abl..
The chances of Britain crashing out of the European Union have increased following the sudden resignation of its representative in Brussels, a career diplomat with in-depth knowled..
BRUSSELS (AP) — Underscoring the hectic preparations for Britain’s divorce proceedings from the European Union, London’s envoy to the EU has unexpectedly resigned only months befor..
(Repeats story published on Dec. 30 with no changes to text) * UK M&A value down from 2015 but in trend * Foreign buyers snap up UK companies with dollars * Goldman, JPMorgan, ..
The chances of Britain crashing out of the European Union have increased following the sudden resignation of its representative in Brussels, a career diplomat with in-depth knowled..
LONDON Britain's economy finished 2016 strongly, growing at the fastest pace since mid-2015 according to one major survey, but higher prices look set to hit consumers soon as firms..
LONDON Britain's outgoing ambassador to the European Union said Prime Minister Theresa May's negotiating objectives for Brexit were unknown to her government's representatives in B..
LONDON British celebrity chef Jamie Oliver's eponymous group of Italian restaurants said on Friday it would close six of its UK eateries, citing pressures and uncertainty after the..
Arsenal are keen on a £28million deal for a Juventus star they feel could replace Santi Cazorla, while one of the world’s biggest clubs are lining up a summer swoop on Tottenham fo..
(Adds details, CEO quote) LONDON Jan 5 Britain's second-biggest housebuilder by volume Persimmon said sales had risen 15 percent since Britons voted in June to leave the European U..
LONDON, Jan. 6 (UPI) -- Britain's Ministry of Defense has awarded MBDA and other industry partners a $36 million contract to produce a Laser Directed Energy Weapon demonstrator. Th..
MEXICO CITY — President Enrique Peña Nieto moved Wednesday to bolster relations with the incoming Trump administration, naming a new foreign minister, Luis Videgaray, who had culti..
Novak Djokovic withstood a comeback from Sir Andy Murray to defend his Qatar Open title and end the Briton's winning streak of 28 consecutive ATP Tour matches. Murray remains world..
FILE - In this file photo dated Friday, Feb. 19, 2016, British Prime Minister David Cameron, left, and Britain's permanent representative to European Union Ivan Rogers, right, leav..
LONDON (AP) — Britain's outgoing ambassador to the European Union has strongly criticized the government's approach to Brexit negotiations in a blistering farewell email to his sta..