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20 Jan
FX roundup: Sterling ekes out mild gains as Trump inaugurated as US president
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Sterling eked out mild gains against most major currencies, barring the euro, as global markets turned their attentions to the inauguration of Donald Trump, now US president.

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20 Jan
Trump and May doomed to failure, Soros at Davos
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Billionaire investor George Soros has told the World Economic Forum in Davos that he believes incoming US president Donald Trump will be a failure and British prime minister Theresa May will not last in the position.

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20 Jan
Take bank threats to leave Brexit London 'with dose of scepticism'
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While warnings by financial institutions that they will shift jobs away from London due to Brexit poses a risk the country’s economy and commercial property markets, there was a call on Thursday to “take their threats with a dose of scepticism”.

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19 Jan
Goldman Sachs to move half its London bankers to Frankfurt
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Giant investment bank Goldman Sachs plans to move 1,000 of its City of London traders and bankers to Frankfurt when the UK exits from the European Union, according to reports in Germany on Thursday.

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19 Jan
Britain to be 'global leader in trade' post-Brexit, says Theresa May
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Prime Minister Theresa May told world leaders on Thursday that a post-Brexit Britain will be a leader in trade and that the country would “step up to a new leadership role” after it leaves the European Union.

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18 Jan
Supreme Court to give judgment on Brexit case next Tuesday
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The judgement on the landmark Supreme Court case on whether the Prime Minister can trigger formal Brexit negotiations using royal prerogative, will be made on 24 January.

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18 Jan
Spain will be 'reasonable' in its approach to Brexit

The Spanish government will be reasonable in its approach to Brexit, economy minister Luis de Guindos said on Wednesday.

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17 Jan
Sturgeon: Second Scottish independence referendum 'more likely'
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Nicola Sturgeon, the First Minister of Scotland and leader of the Scottish Nationalist Party, said a second independence referendum is “more likely” after Prime Minister Theresa May said Britain would seek to leave the European single market.

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17 Jan
May confirms 'hard Brexit' though final plan will face vote in parliament
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Theresa May confirmed the UK will seek a new free-trade agreement rather than membership of the European Union's single market when it leaves the European Union, but said the final Brexit deal will be put to a vote in both houses of parliament.

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16 Jan
Northern Ireland government collapses after McGuinness resignation
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The power sharing government in Northern Ireland has collapsed and an election will follow after Sinn Fein refused to nominate a replacement for Martin McGuinness, who resigned from his position as Deputy First Minister a week ago.

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16 Jan
Trump promises 'very quick' trade deal with Brexit Britain

Donald Trump has pledged to agree a quick trade deal between the US with Britain once it has exited from the European Union.

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14 Jan
Tristram Hunt resigns as MP, triggers by-election in Stoke-on-Trent
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Labour’s Tristram Hunt has resigned as a MP in order to become the director of the Victoria & Albert Museum, triggering a by-election in a closely held seat.

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13 Jan
Britain's first time buyers reach nine-year high
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The number of people jumping on the property ladder in 2016 rose to its highest level since before the 2008 financial crisis, according to Halifax.

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13 Jan
Britain heading towards a 'muddled Brexit', says Sadiq Khan
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The Mayor of London has warned that Britain is falling into a “muddled Brexit”, which would affect the whole country, not just the capital.

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11 Jan
Immigration minister proposes £1,000 levy on EU skilled workers
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The government could impose a levy of £1,000 a year for every skilled EU worker employers in the UK recruit after Brexit to shift the focus to British workers, an immigration minister said.

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11 Jan
May attacks Red Cross NHS report as "irresponsible and overblown"
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British prime minister Theresa May came out fighting in parliament on Wednesday during questions on the National Health Service, referring to a highly critical Red Cross report as "irresponsible and overblown".

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11 Jan
Ministers privately conceding Brexit Supreme Court defeat
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Ministers in Theresa May's government have privately admitted that they are expecting to be defeated in a Supreme Court ruling which will decide whether Parliament must be consulted on Brexit.

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10 Jan
Brexit could risk 232,000 jobs, says LSE chief
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The head of the London Stock Exchange said that Brexit could risk up to 232,000 jobs.

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10 Jan
Legal challenge to leaving single market to be heard by High Court next week
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A new legal challenge over Brexit will be heard in the High Court next week, over whether the European Union will also mean leaving the single market.

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09 Jan
May backtracks on Hard Brexit stance
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British prime minister Theresa May has cooled talk of a Hard Brexit after her comments on Sunday sent the pound falling to a ten-week low against the euro on Monday.

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