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24 Mar
Cadbury may cut chocolate sizes as Brexit effect bites
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Britons could be about to get less bite for their buck as US-owned chocolate maker Cadbury has indicated that its products could be trimmed in size or increased in price post-Brexit.

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23 Mar
FX round-up: Sterling rises on hearty UK retail sales as inflation, possible BoE rate rise lurk
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Sterling ticked higher on most major crosses Thursday thanks to better-than-expected UK retail sales figures for February, with rising inflation and a possible Bank of England (BoE) interest rate hike lurking in the background.

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22 Mar
FX round-up: Sterling mixed on Wednesday after UK inflation supercharge ebbs
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Sterling plugged away to achieve a mixed out-turn on major crosses Wednesday, but did manage to craft minor gains against both the US dollar and euro even as its inflation supercharge ebbed from Tuesday.

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22 Mar
UK faces labour shortage as weak pound sparks EU worker exodus - BoE
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EU workers are quitting the UK as the Brexit-induced weakness of sterling erodes the value of earnings they send abroad, adding to Britain's existing labour-shortage concerns, the Bank of England warned.

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21 Mar
FX round-up: Sterling opens throttle to drive higher as UK inflation accelerates, dollar steers lower
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Sterling opened the throttle Tuesday to drive higher against a raft of currencies and recoup some of its Brexit-induced weakness, this surge lamentably on the back of a shock acceleration in UK inflation that will hit consumers in the wallet.

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21 Mar
London close: Surge in UK inflation sees sterling, FTSE lower with miners suffering
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Stocks in London closed Tuesday convincingly lower as UK consumer inflation punched above 2% and market forecasts to send sterling lower amid dollar weakness, which served to undermine the Footsie and miners in particular.

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21 Mar
Britons keen to maintain free trade but limit freedom of movement after Brexit
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New research suggests the electorate’s view on Britain’s exit from the European Union has changed little since the vote nine months ago - they want to have their cake and eat it.

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21 Mar
Commodities: Crude falls ahead of API stockpiles data; more downside forecast
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Crude-oil futures are down heavily Tuesday as markets look to an expected rise in American Petroleum Institute's weekly stockpile figures out later tonight, with traders taking a view that the black liquid's price may yet fall further.

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21 Mar
Goldman Sachs to move 'hundreds' of workers from London in pre-Brexit contingency
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Goldman Sachs is reportedly planning to move hundreds of its people out of London in a pre-Brexit contingency scheme, with the announcement coming as Downing St confirmed UK-EU divorce talks would be triggered later this month.

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20 Mar
London close: FTSE 100 drifts higher as May sets Brexit start date
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Equities in London spent the session drifting sideways even as Prime Minister Theresa May set 29 March as the day she would trigger Article 50 to begin Brexit talks to bid farewell to the EU.

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20 Mar
May to trigger Brexit Article 50 on March 29
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Prime Minister Theresa May will trigger Article 50 on March 29, starting the firing gun on talks for Britain to leave the European Union within two years, a Downing Street spokesman said.

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20 Mar
UK parliament faces 'huge burden' of extra Brexit laws
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The UK parliament faced the “huge burden” of having to pass up to 15 new Brexit-related laws, with “little space” for other legislation, the Institute for Government (IFG) said on Monday.

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20 Mar
Labour prepares for possible UK snap election on 4 May amid likely Brexit talks
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The Labour Party is fortifying itself for a snap election as chatter ramps up that PM Theresa May could call a ballot in early May, potentially in the earliest stages of its Brexit talks with the EU.

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17 Mar
FX round-up: Sterling rests ahead of UK CPI, retail sales after rates-driven rises
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Sterling plugged its way through a Friday session of malaise as transatlantic and European traders took pause after this week's excitement around interest-rate decisions by the central banks of the UK and the US.

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17 Mar
London close: FTSE takes pause after week studded with volatility and caution
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Stocks in London spent Friday locked in sideways trade to finish marginally higher, relaxing at the end of a week studded with volatility and caution linked to interest rates, Brexit and Netherlands' elections.

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17 Mar
Tony Blair warns against 'authoritarian populism' on launch of new thinktank
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Former prime minister Tony Blair has vowed to combat the rise of populism through his new centrist think-tank, the Institute for Global Change.

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16 Mar
FX round-up: Sterling bolts higher as traders lap up BoE's hawkish leanings
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Sterling bolted higher Thursday with traders lapping up hawkish leanings expressed by Bank of England's policymakers as they stood pat on rates, in line with predictions.

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16 Mar
London close: Miners rocket higher on Fed rate hike as BoE stands pat
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Shares in London ended Thursday higher thanks to miners rocketing ahead, with the FTSE 100 at another record close, after Bank of England stayed on rates and the US Federal Reserve upped its, both as expected.

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16 Mar
'Now is not the time' for second Scottish independence referendum, says Theresa May
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Prime Minister Theresa May has rejected First Minister of Scotland Nicola Sturgeon’s calls for a second independence referendum, but did not rule out one after Britain leaves the European Union.

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16 Mar
Brexit Bill receives Royal Assent
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The Bill giving the UK government authority to start talks on leaving the European Union received Royal Assent from Queen Elizabeth on Thursday.

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